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Trisha works zealously to represent her clients
Trisha is a native of Southern California and moved to Colorado where she attended college. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in marketing and worked in advertising for several years, before relocating to Texas to attend St. Mary’s University School of Law. Trisha graduated in 2013 and has worked to zealously represent her clients and fight for their rights.
I know it can be a difficult time dealing with a legal matter. I will assist you every step of the way to keep you informed and facilitate ease through the legal system. Whether its aggressive litigation or skilled negotiation, I will work closely with you and support you in all your legal needs.
What makes our firm different is we don’t use a one size fits all approach. We understand you are BUSY, you are growing, you are planning for a life of prosperity and you value ease, convenience and efficiency. You are raising children, and caring for elderly parents, while also working hard to build your own nest egg for a lifetime of support.
Many estate planning attorneys use a “one size fits all” approach. The problem is that everyone has a unique family situation that needs to be taken into consideration for their own planning.
We provide hands on, personal assistance to you as you move through different stages of life. We will continually asst you as you may need to adjust or modify your plan to ensure that it will continue to be effective. We know that your life continues after your initial planning and you may buy or sell real estate and your children will get older, making guardian choices outdated.
We don’t want to just give you a set of documents that you are going to put on a shelf and forget about. We know that its more than just checking a box that your estate planning is done!
We want to assist you in every way possible to ensure your family is taken care of when you and they need it most. We know that you want to feel confident that you’ve made the right choices and handled everything so that you aren’t leaving behind a mess, when something happens.
That is our focus as well.
Denise is a San Antonio native and attended Incarnate Word High School. In 1989, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University. In 1992, Denise was graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law with her Juris Doctorate degree.
Denise began her career in the legal profession in private practice representing clients in family law, probate and estates and juvenile and criminal law matters. During this time, Denise also provided pro bono services to retired veterans and their spouses through the San Antonio American GI Forum.
In 1996, Denise joined Lone Star Legal Aid in Belton, Texas as a staff attorney. A year and a half later, she was promoted to Managing Attorney of the office’s Family Protection Unit. During her time at legal aid, Denise represented many victims of domestic violence in family law and immigration cases. She also provided services to clients in landlord/tenant law, wills and estates, bankruptcy and public benefits. Denise also served as a Juvenile Court Magistrate for Bell County for five years.
In 2007, Denise returned to San Antonio and continued practicing family law for a nonprofit family law firm and then returned to private practice. Today, Denise is a strong and skilled advocate for clients dealing with the many complex and difficult issues involved with family law.
I have devoted my entire professional career to helping families and children. I worked for a Head Start Program as Family Service Associate in October 2015 for 6 years, where I obtained my Family Service Credentials in 2017.
I wanted to continue exploring opportunities in the legal field of how I could do more for families, so I furthered my studies by attending San Antonio College and obtained my AOS in Paralegal Studies in December 2021. In November 2020, I worked part-time as a legal assistant at an Immigration Law firm until I was offered an opportunity to join Morales Padia Law in June 2022.
With my professional training, passion, and dedication I aim to provide the best legal work and knowledge to our team, our clients, and our firm. I enjoy working closely with people and get most of my joy from the feeling of helping people through what may be the most difficult times of their lives.
On a personal level, I love spending time with my family, cuddling next to my Hubby watching television, being outdoors, going hiking, and exploring new adventures.
Mallory began her career as a paralegal interning at Morales Padia Law in September 2022, and officially became a part of the team in December of 2022. She is responsible for helping support Attorney Trisha Padia and other team members with drafting orders, pleadings, memos, conducting research, and with case management. Mallory is excited to graduate with her A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies and is looking forward to furthering her education and career as a paralegal.
Before Mallory started her paralegal career, she was a military spouse and student. Mallory was a spouse in the military from 2012-2020. She was afforded the opportunity by the Army to move around the country to duty stations in Washington, Hawaii, and Texas. During her time as a military spouse, she volunteered with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), a local military spouse group dedicated to supporting and encouraging mothers and children in a military environment.
In her free time, Mallory enjoys spending time with her husband and four children: Connor (2010), Colin (2012), Owen (2016), and Diana (2019). Mallory considers herself a soccer fanatic and loves cheering for the local team SAFC. She is always eager for weekend trips to a coffee shop or a ride on her motorcycle. She is an active member at her local church here in San Antonio and is proud to call San Antonio home.
Administrative Assistant to Trisha Morales Padia
I recently graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University – San Antonio in May of 2022. I have always had an interest in the field of law, and I am extremely grateful to be a part of the team here at Morales Padia Law. On a personal level, my family is the the most important thing to me. I also really enjoy traveling and experiencing new environments.