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Hella Scheuerman

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Biography

Hella is a Partner at the Scheuerman Law Firm, PLLC.  She is originally from Managua, Nicaragua.  She immigrated to the United States with her family at a young age as a result of the political and economic climate in war-torn Nicaragua.  Spanish is her first language and she continues to speak Spanish fluently.  In order to succeed as an immigrant in the United States, she learned about her new country’s culture, economy and political environment.  In her journey, she found her calling to become an attorney.

She obtained her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1997 and was admitted to practice that same year.  Hella frequently counsels and represents clients in both State and Federal Courts.  She is licensed in all Texas State Courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Hella is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Hella has extensive experience in handling all types of civil litigation, including serious injury and death cases. Her practice also involves estate planning, will and trust contests, and probate litigation. 

In her 22+ years of private practice, she has obtained significant trial experience as lead attorney in more than 50 jury trials to verdict.  Few lawyers of her generation can claim such an accomplishment.  Hella has a deep passion for the law and strives to provide strong legal representation to those who need it most due to the negligent and wrongful conduct of big corporations, insurance companies, and individuals who don’t respect the rights of her clients.   

Education

  • Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, J.D.,1997
  • University of Houston: B.A. magna cum laude, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1997
  • S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2001
  • S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2016

Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, President
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyer’s Association, Director
  • St. Mary’s University Law Alumni Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Pro Bono Activities 

  • Caritas Legal Services (Catholic Charities), Advisory Board Member
  • Girls Inc. of San Antonio
  • Impact San Antonio, Director, 2017-2018, Member
  • National Charity League, Member
  • San Antonio Food Bank
  • St. PJ’s Children’s Home

Languages 

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in Personal Injury, Scene in San Antonio. Magazine, 2009
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in Civil Litigation, Scene in San Antonio. Magazine, 2011
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in Personal Injury, Scene in San Antonio. Magazine, 2012
  • “San Antonio’s Top Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Attorneys,” Scene In San Antonio. Magazine, 2017
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in General Litigation, Scene in San Antonio. Magazine, 2013-2018

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Estate Planning
  • First Party Insurance
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Will and Trust Contests
  • Work related accidents
  • Wrongful Death