Emilio Lopez

Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Law's Corpus Christi Office

Raised in Napa, California, Mr. Emilio Lopez earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence at St. Mary’s University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-law and Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Prior to law school, Mr. Lopez worked for a Fortune 500 Insurance company handling and developing strategies for litigated claims. As such, Mr. Lopez understands how insurance companies operate and the tactics they use to defend cases, he uses this knowledge to his advantage as a personal injury attorney at Thomas J. Henry Law.

During law school, Mr. Lopez was involved in a number of extracurricular activities. Primarily, Mr. Lopez was a Student Attorney for the St. Mary’s University School of Law Center for Legal and Social Justice in the Consumer Protection Clinic and also mentored fellow law students. Moreover, during law school, Mr. Lopez clerked for a law firm in San Antonio, Texas, drafting title opinions for oil and gas exploration companies in Texas and New Mexico.

Prior to Joining Thomas J. Henry Law, Mr. Lopez practiced immigration law, focusing on deportation defense, as well as criminal defense. Mr. Lopez fiercely advocated and won all cases he took to trial in immigration court. Notably, Mr. Lopez won all Writs of Habeas Corpus filed on behalf of his clients with prior unconstitutional convictions.

As the son of immigrants from Mexico, Mr. Lopez understands the immigrant experience and sympathizes with immigrant families when they find themselves in legal settings. Furthermore, Mr. Lopez enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his friends and family, including his German Pointer, Layla. Mr. Lopez is fluent in Spanish.



  • State Bar of Texas


  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas (J.D.)
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada (B.A.)
    • Dean’s List

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