Juvie Cruz Cardenas

Senior Trial Counsel


Phone: 713.650.1313

Location: Houston Office

Overview

Juvie Cruz Cardenas is an efficient, proactive, and hardworking attorney and legal strategist with over 13 years of civil litigation experience in Texas state and federal courts. She is Senior Trial Counsel at the firm’s Houston office and has represented a wide array of clients including, but not limited to, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals. She understands the importance of evaluating a case early and identifying a client’s goals in preparing a cost-effective strategy to achieve an optimal outcome. She believes that the keystones to effective and efficient case management are maintaining an astute knowledge of the facts and law; working closely and communicating timely with the client; and being prepared. As a result, Juvie has frequently achieved optimal outcomes for her clients.

Juvie’s practice areas include, but are not limited to, medical malpractice and healthcare law; personal injury; third and first-party insurance defense; wind/hail property damage (residential and commercial); construction law; commercial litigation; maritime law; and general civil litigation matters. She also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for several County and District Courts in Harris County, Texas.

Outside of law and spending time with her family, Juvie enjoys volunteering with local and international non-profit organizations that empower those living in poverty or provide mentorship, education, and/or career opportunities to youth and women. During her two-year tenure as President of the Filipino Young Professionals of Houston (“FYP”), she led a team of professionals and community leaders towards awarding academic scholarships to local students, providing local and international natural disaster relief, and building homes for families living in poverty in the Philippines. FYP received approval of its 501(c)3 non-profit status and was recognized on numerous occasions by the U.S. Congress and the Texas Senate during her administration. She is currently the Regional Governor of the Southwest Region for the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (2021 and 2022), sits on the Steering Committee for the State Bar of Texas’ Texas Minority Counsel Program (2021 and 2022), and is an active member of the Houston Insurance Professionals.

She has also volunteered at and/or fundraised for the BP MS-150, Houston Food Bank, the Texas Children’s Hospital, the Houston Area Women’s Center, DePelchin Children’s Center, SEARCH Homeless Services, and other organizations.

Juvie is fluent in conversational Tagalog (a Filipino dialect).

 

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 Professional Background   

  • Joined Germer as Senior Trial Counsel in 2022.

Bar Admission(s)

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

 

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D.
  • The University of British Columbia, B.A.

Recognitions and Honors

  • Federation of Insurance Women of Texas, Inc.’s Community Service Award (Nominee, 2020)
  • The Leader’s Top 30 Under 40 Leaders (Recipient, 2017)
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law 10 Under 10 Exceptional Alumni (Recipient, 2017)
  • Woodrow Seals Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston Award (Nominee, 2011)
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award (Recipient, 2007)
  • St. Mary’s Marianist Leader in the Community Award (Recipient, 2007)
  • Student Bar Association’s 3L of the Year Award (Recipient, 2007)
  • (Retired) Chief Justice Alma Lopez Women’s Leadership Award (Nominee, 2007)
  • Dean Leadership Award (Recipient, 2006)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association (2021 and 2022 Regional Governor)
  • Texas Filipino American Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of Houston (2011 and 2010 VP of Development, 2009 Treasurer)
  • Federation of Insurance Women of Texas, Inc.
  • Houston Insurance Professionals
  • Houston Claims Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Filipino Young Professionals of Houston (2015 and 2014 President)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers, Gulf Coast Division (former member)
  • Delta Gamma Alumna

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