Hella Scheuerman



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 Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas of the United States District Courts.

Hella has extensive experience in handling all types of civil litigation, including serious personal injury and death cases, Guardianships, Probate, Trust, Fiduciary and Estate Litigation in South Texas, including the counties of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dallas, Kendall, Harris, Hidalgo, Nueces, Travis, Webb and Wilson.

In her 26+ years of private practice, she has obtained significant trial experience as lead attorney in more than 50 jury trials to verdict. “TopVerdict.com” lists her as obtaining one of the top 50 personal injury verdicts in Texas in 2022. Hella is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • First Party Insurance
  • Guardianships
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Trust Litigation
  • Will and Trust Contests
  • Wrongful Death

Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 2006

Bar Admissions

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


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

Honors and Awards

  • College of the State Bar of Texas, 2020-2023
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in PI Plaintiffs: General Litigation, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2013-2023
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in Trust and Estate Litigation, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2019-2023
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in Probate Law, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2022-2023
  • “San Antonio’s Top Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Attorneys,” Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2023
  • “Outstanding Women in Law,” Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2021, 2023 - 2024
  • “Top Attorney” in Wills, San Antonio Magazine, 2023
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in Estate Planning & Trusts, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2020-2021
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in Personal Injury, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2009, 2012
  • “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” in Civil Litigation, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), SA ABOTA Past President
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Past President
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member of Probate, Guardianship and Estate Planning Section
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • San Antonio Estate Planners Council, Member
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyer’s Association (SATLA), Director
  • St. Mary’s University Law Alumni Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member of Hispanic Issues Section, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section, and Women and the Law Section
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • William S. Sessions American Inn of Court, Barrister

Pro Bono Activities 

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


  • Spanish