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Judge Victor H. Negrón, Jr.

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Judge Victor H. Negrón
, Jr.

Judge Victor H. Negrón , Jr.
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Judge Negrón has served as State District Judge of the 407th and 438th District Courts of Bexar County. He recently returned to his role as a family and civil law practitioner, mediator, and arbitrator. Judge Negrón became Board Certified in Family Law in 1987. As an author and presenter for various State Bar of Texas Professional Development Programs and University of Texas CLE Programs, he has helped to shape the evolution of family law in the State of Texas. Judge Negrón has regularly been honored by his peers for his pursuit of legal excellence. Texas Monthly magazine named him a "Texas Super Lawyer" in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was also recognized as one of "San Antonio's Best Lawyers" by SA Scene Magazine from 2004–2010 and 2013–2015. Beyond his service to Bexar County as District Judge and several years serving the Bexar County Legal Aid Association, Judge Negrón's dedication to volunteerism includes military service, church involvement, and his role as a dedicated father to four sons.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION:

  • B.A. in Public Justice, magna cum laude, St. Mary's University
  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1987)

FOREIGN LANGUAGES (written/spoken): Spanish

OFFICES HELD:

  • Former STATE DISTRICT JUDGE, 407th District Court, Bexar County, Texas
  • Former STATE DISTRICT JUDGE, 438th District Court, Bexar County, Texas

SCOPE OF PRACTICE: Civil and commercial litigation; mediation; arbitration; family law, collaborative law

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • President, San Antonio Bar Association (2008-09)
  • President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member - Board of Directors, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Licensed, United States Supreme Court
  • Director, State Bar of Texas Board of Directors (2010), District 10, Pl. 2
  • Past Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Judicial Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Family Law Council (1998-2013)
  • Member, Texas Family Law Section
  • Member, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Advisory Board for Family Law (2007-2013)
  • Member, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation (2005- )
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2007-2010)
  • Member, San Antonio Family Lawyers Association (1988-present)
  • President, Alamo Council of Termination & Adoption Attorneys (1991-present)
  • Volunteer mentor, San Antonio Bar Association Community Justice Program (2002-2008)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

Certificates of Appreciation

FROM THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS:

  • Advanced Family Law Drafting Course Faculty, Dec. 1995 and Dec. 1999
  • Advanced Family Law Course Faculty, August 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Advanced Family Law Course Co-Director August 2005
  • Marriage Dissolution Course Faculty, May 2002 and 2003
  • Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course Faculty, May 2003
  • Pro Bono Family Law Domestic Violence Seminar Course Director, March 2002
  • Professional Enhancement Program Committee Member (District 10), July 1997-99
  • Best of 2009 State Bar of Texas CLE Recognition for Ultimate Trial Notebook Dec. 2009 Presentation

FROM THE TEXAS CENTER FOR THE JUDICIARY:

  • For serving as a Faculty Member, May 2005 and 2012

FROM THE BEXAR COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGES:

  • For serving as Chair, Bexar County Domestic Relations Office Advisory Board, 2001-2004

FOR PRO BONO ADVOCACY AND EFFORTS:

  • From Bexar County Community Justice Program for recognition of assistance provided to local pro bono program, December 2002
  • From Archdiocese of San Antonio's Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic, January 1994

Other Awards and Recognition of Excellence:

FROM THE SAN ANTONIO BAR ASSOCIATION:

  • President's Award for Outstanding Service, 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciate for service as Chair of the Association's Fee Dispute Committee, 1993

"BEST LAWYERS" RECOGNITION:

  • 2008, 2009, 2010 Texas Monthly Magazine, recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in Family Law

FROM THE SAN ANTONIO CATHOLIC LAWYERS GUILD:

  • Chancellor's Award, January 2000

FROM THE TEXAS JUSTICE FOUNDATION:

  • Distinguished Fellow Award, 1999

FROM THE SOUTHERN EUROPEAN TASK FORCE, U.S. ARMY EUROPE, AND THE SEVENTH ARMY:

  • Certificate of Achievement, November 1998, for service to the U.S. Army by making a presentation on domestic and family law to JAG Officers serving families

OTHER SIGNIFICANT CERTIFICATES:

  • Certificates of Qualification as Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel in the Texas Army National Guard
  • Certificate of Appointment as a Judge Advocate in the Texas Army National Guard
  • Certificate of Completion of Collaborative Law Interdisciplinary Training

PAST PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • State Bar of Texas Advertising Review Committee Member (2005-2006)
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Council (1998-2013)
  • Immediate Past-President, San Antonio Bar Association (2009-2010)
  • President, San Antonio Bar Association (2008-2009)
  • President-Elect, San Antonio Bar Association (2007-2008)
  • Vice-President, San Antonio Bar Association (2006-2007)
  • Secretary, San Antonio Bar Association (2005-2006)
  • Treasurer, San Antonio Bar Association (2004-2005)
  • Director, San Antonio Bar Association (2002-2004)
  • Past Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Past Member, San Antonio Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee
  • Past Chairman, San Antonio Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee (1990-1993)
  • Past President, San Antonio Family Lawyers Association (2003-2004 and 1992-1993)
  • Chair, Bexar County Domestic Relations Office Advisory Board (2002-2005)
  • Vice-President, San Antonio Family Lawyers Association (2002-2003)

PAST AND PRESENT CHARITABLE BOARDS and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Former Officer, Eucharistic Adoration of San Antonio, Inc.
  • Former Director, Any Baby Can, Inc.
  • Former Director, Child Guidance Center, Inc.
  • Former Board Member, Community Justice Foundation, Inc.
  • Former Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 496 (2001-2007)
  • YMCA T-Ball, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball
  • Emcee, First and Second Annual Catholic Men's Conferences, July 2006 and February 2007
  • Former Director and Legal Counsel, A Woman's Haven, Inc.

LAW-RELATED PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS:

  • Noteworthy: CLE Recognition "Best of 2009" for presentation and authorship of "What to do the First Two Hours Before You Call Your First Witness" at December 2009's Ultimate Trial Notebook Course by State Bar of Texas
  • Author/Co-Speaker, Lutheran Social Services of Texas, Inc., and Texas Department of Human Resources, , "Lawsuit-Conscious Documentation", and "Creating an Informed Counsel", March 1991, San Antonio, Texas
  • Author/Speaker, National Business Institute, "Terminations & Adoptions", March 1991
  • Course Director, Author/Speaker, Adoption Development Resources, "Legal
  • Forms That Work", February 1992, San Antonio, Texas
  • Co-Speaker, Adoption Development Resources, "Due Process for Birthparents", February 1992, San Antonio, Texas
  • Author/Co-Speaker, Protective Services Annual Training Conference (T.D.H.S.), "Lawsuit-Conscious Documentation", March 1992, San Antonio, Texas
  • Contributing Author, Texas Expert Witness Manual, 1999, Texas Family Law Council
  • Contributing Author, Family Practice Manual, 1999, Texas Family Law Council
  • Member, Texas Attorney General's Premarital Education Handbook Advisory Committee (1999)
  • Speaker, Bexar County Ad Litem Conference Training Seminar, "Role of Ad Litem: Back to Basics", September 2000, San Antonio, Texas
  • Speaker, Pro Bono Seminar (Texas Family Law Council), October, 2001, Weslaco, Texas
  • Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Author/Moderator/Speaker/Panelist:
    • 1992: "Terminations and Adoptions"
    • 1993: "Terminations and Adoptions"
    • 1994: "Termination, Adoption and Paternity Case Update"
    • 1995: "Adoption/Termination" Workshop
    • 1996: "Minesweepers: Termination and Adoption Practice"
    • 1997: "Adoption/Termination" Workshop and Plenary Session
    • 1997: "Adoption/Termination" Workshop and Plenary Session
    • 1997: "Adoption/Termination" Workshop and Plenary Session
    • 2000: Discovery Issues Workshop
    • 2001: "Adoption/Termination" Workshop
    • 2002: "Enforcement"
    • 2003: "Spotlight on Termination and Adoption News"
    • 2005: Co-Course Director, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas
    • 2014: "Making Your SAPCR and Spousal Support Case Temporary Orders Hearing"
  • Witness, Texas Legislature, House of Representatives and Texas Senate, 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2001 Sessions, Family Law Issues
  • Course Director, Pro Bono Family Law Domestic Violence Seminar (Texas Family Law Council), March 22, 2002, San Angelo, Texas
  • Panelist, 25th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, May 9-10, 2002, Austin, Texas
  • Co-author/co-speaker, Marriage Dissolution Course, State Bar of Texas, May 2003, Houston, Texas, "Experts: Where Are We Now?"
  • Co-speaker, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course 2003, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, "Predicates and Objections (High Tech Emphasis)"
  • Co-speaker, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course 2003, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, "Luncheon Presentation: Evidence and Discovery Shootout"
  • Co-author/Speaker, University of Texas CLE Program, Family Law on the Border Conference, "Procedural Border Issues", El Paso, Feb. 12, 2004
  • Speaker, San Antonio Bar Association EXPO, "Family Law Overview", San Antonio, February 25, 2005
  • Speaker/Presenter, Texas College of Judicial Studies, "Adoption, Relinquishment, & Termination", May 2005, Austin, Texas
  • Speaker, Pro Bono Seminar (Texas Family Law Council), "Managing Client Expectations", September 2005, Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Author/Speaker, San Antonio Bar Association, Parenting Coordinators and Parenting Plans, Fall 2005
  • Co-author/Speaker, University of Texas CLE, Family Law on the Border Conference, "Procedural Issues on the Border", February 2006 (El Paso), March 2006 (San Antonio)
  • Course Director/Speaker, Pro Bono Seminar (Texas Family Law Council), "Effective Preparation and Presentation of the Final SAPCR", September 2007, Big Spring, Texas
  • Speaker, Pro Bono Seminar (Texas Family Law Council), "Jurisdiction and Venue in SAPCR", October 2007, Laredo, Texas
  • Speaker, San Antonio Bar Association's Extreme Family Law Makeover, "Temporary Orders", February 2008
  • Speaker, Pro Bono Seminar (Texas Family Law Council), "Maximizing Results at Mediation", October 2009, Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Speaker/Author, UT CLE's 2011 Parent-Child Relationships Conference, "Basics of Termination/Adoption", January 2011, Houston, Texas
  • Speaker/Co-Author (with Priscilla Camacho), San Antonio Bar Association's Bench Motions and Trials III, "You Won or Lost; Now What?", May 2011, San Antonio, Texas
  • Member, Judges' Panel, UT Family Law on the Front Lines Conference, "The Toughest Issues in Family Law: A Judge's Perspective", June 2011, Austin, Texas
  • Speaker/Co-Author (with Dawn B. Finlayson), St. Mary's University School of Law, "Differences in Practice Before the State Courts (Emphasis on Texas)", Fall 2011, San Antonio, Texas
  • Member, Judges' Panel, State Bar of Texas CLE, "Motions Practice and Enforcement", Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, December 2011, Dallas, Texas
  • Speaker/Co-Author, State Bar of Texas CLE, 35th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, "Maintenance & Alimony", April 2012, Dallas, Texas
  • Moderator, State Bar of Texas CLE, 35th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, Judges' Panel, April 2012, Dallas, Texas
  • Frequent Guest, KTSA Radio's "Legal Line" Program on Legal Topics of Interest
  • MILITARY SERVICE:

  • Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, West Point, New York (1971-72)
  • Judge Advocate General's Corps, Texas Army National Guard, 1981-1986 (E-5 and

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