Karen K. Villarruel

Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Law's San Antonio Office

Ms. Karen K. Villarruel joined Thomas J. Henry in 2015 and currently represents clients with catastrophic injuries.

Ms. Villarruel obtained her Juris Doctor at Valparaiso University School of Law and also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Incarnate Word. During law school, Ms. Villarruel worked as a law clerk for a personal injury firm.

Immediately after acquiring her licensure, Ms. Villarruel began working with the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney investigating and prosecuting criminal cases ranging from Operating While Intoxicated to Murder. Ms. Villarruel was soon promoted to Assistant Supervisor, a position in which she was responsible for overseeing and training new deputy prosecutors.

Ms. Villarruel also played an integral part in the prosecution of David Bowen. The case (David Bowen v. State of Indiana) resulted in Bowen receiving a 50-year prison term for the violent murder of a young Indiana boy in 1979.

Outside of the office, Ms. Villarruel is an avid animal rights activists and regularly volunteers for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and various animal shelters.



  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Indiana (Inactive)


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana (J.D.)
    • Women’s Law Society
    • Heritage Law Scholarship
  • University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas (B.B.A.)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Senate Liaison, Student Government Association
    • Alpha Chi Honor Fraternity
    • Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society
    • Dean’s List


At Thomas J. Henry Law, our guiding principle is to provide our clients with the best legal representation possible for their personal injury case. Our San Antonio personal injury attorneys fight diligently for their injured clients each and every day, striving to achieve justice and the compensation they deserve for the life-altering injuries they sustain. We greatly value our clients’ feedback — see what Karen Villarruel’s clients had to say about their experience.

Mr. Robert Wilson, Karen, and Ruth, they where more than a blessing in our life. They went above and beyond to make sure that my husband got everything he needed — Kristi Paiz

My experience with Robert and Karen was phenomenal. They walked my wife and I through each step of the litigation process and were always available for questions. They treated us as if we were a part of their own families. Great experience with TJH law firm. Highly recommended — Ryan Finley

I highly recommend Thomas J. Henry Law Firm. They keep you updated throughout the process. The staff is very friendly and good about making you feel at home. Attorney Robert Wilson was awesome! Karen Villarreal was amazing. The whole team was patient and understanding throughout the whole process of what I went through. Questions that I had were answered and they responded very quickly. I would recommend this firm to everyone I know. They did an outstanding job. Press on to win! — Selena Pesqueda

Mr. R. Wilson, Karen, Mr. B Gonzalez, and Marco Crawford all assisted in my case and were very professional and diligent in working on my case. Most importantly each one on my team was very caring and attentive the entire way through. Thank you. — Tammy Moreno


Ms. Karen K. Villarruel and our team of San Antonio injury attorneys are located at 5711 University Heights Blvd., Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas 78249. We provide free walk-in case consultations Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. To start a consultation over the phone or to speak with your attorney, call 210-874-2615.

See what our clients have to say about their experience working with their legal team in San Antonio:

When you think there is no hope and you really need someone on your side, I would suggest you call Thomas J. Henry. They took a situation that I thought wasn’t going to be possible and they turned it into a positive. — Herbert Johnson

At Thomas j HENRY they very prompt to return calls and pass calls to speak to attorneys I was very happy with the services we received and am very content I would definitely use THOMAS J Henry if needed too — Jose Hernandez

I would recommend Thomas J Henry to anyone who ever needs help he is an awesome attorney and took very very good care of me thank you very much for your help Thomas J Henry I am very grateful — Stacey Henrion

Do not wait! If you have been injured in an accident, call Thomas J. Henry Law. We have San Antonio car accident attorneys and San Antonio truck accident lawyers available 24/7, nights and weekends to assist you with your claim.

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