If God forbid, I was ever in a tight legal spot, I’d wish for an attorney like Alyssa L. Romero on my side. Alyssa L. Romero’s law career trajectory has been a dream run which has resulted in her being selected in the 2020-21 Rising Star Category by the Super Lawyers rating service for few consecutive years. This is an exceptional achievement since Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Not just that, the title of a “Super Lawyer” indicates that Alyssa has attained the respect of her colleagues, peers, and the public for being dedicated and noteworthy in her field. Alyssa has three straight selections to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list – an award bestowed upon only 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Texas.
The Citation by Super Lawyers states: “Alyssa L. Romero …top-ranked lawyer with more than eight years of total legal experience, Ms. Romero provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley region who have legal needs involving… real estate, plaintiff personal injury claims and school law.”
“Nothing Worth Having Ever Comes Easy”
Alyssa was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas where she was influenced by the work ethics of her parents, both first-generation college graduates: “Both my parents work hard in their respective fields.” Her mother is a retired public education teacher, and her father is currently managing and operating his real estate investment business. “He is a truly self-made man”, says Alyssa proudly.
Her parents were particular about prioritizing the upbringing of Alyssa and her siblings’ and inculcated a strong value system. “They motivated us to be hard-working, successful, and independent adults,” Alyssa says. Her parents inspired the children to dream big, explore their capacities and apply themselves diligently towards their goals. They lived by the ideology that “nothing worth having ever comes easy”.
Ingrained with such high standards of behavior, Alyssa graduated from Homer Hanna High School in 2007. Thereafter, she went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 2010. “I earned a BA in Government in just three years,” shares Alyssa.
Immediately after receiving her bachelor’s degree, Alyssa, moved to Houston, Texas where she attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She excelled in her classes and was awarded the CALI award and scholarship for Wills, Trusts, & Estates, which is awarded to the student with the highest grade in the class. Her high achievement in her Evidence course gave her the privilege of serving as a Teaching Assistant under one of her esteemed professors. Alyssa went on to graduate Cum Laude in 2013 and earn her Juris doctorate. She interned at Farah Law and after passing the Texas Bar Exam in 2013, she was hired by The Farah Law Group to manage their Rio Grande Valley offices (Edinburg and Brownsville). Alyssa’s primary areas of practice include personal injury, real estate, and school law. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court.
While Alyssa is grateful to her parents for “greatly shaping my personal values, ethical stance, and commitment to education,” she is equally appreciative of her colleagues at Farah Law who “have inspired me to become a confident, competent, and successful attorney.”
“It is crucial as an attorney, to stay up to date with the changes of law and recent verdicts and opinions so that we can prosecute cases on behalf of our clients. My firm makes it a top priority for each attorney and staff member to stay informed and offers the resources to do so.”
Farah Law Group PLLC (formerly Guerra & Farah PLLC) has been in business since 2007. The firm has it’s principal office in Houston, Texas, and has grown to include fully staffed offices in El Paso, Edinburg, Brownsville, and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Farah Law Group has recently opened a second office location in East Houston and plans to establish another central Texas office location soon. “Our firm has huge aspirations to keep growing and opening office locations in the state and even other parts of the country.”
The motto of the firm perfectly suits Alyssa’s work philosophy – Your rights. Your life. Our Priority. Alyssa declares, “Our motto truly embodies the way our team handles our client’s cases. Our firm has over four decades of experience and has recovered millions of dollars for our clients.”
Farah Law Group is also appreciative of her work, declaring on its website: “Alyssa has focused part of her practice on personal injury cases and has been successful in negotiating settlements for her clients both in pre-litigation and litigation to compensate them for their injuries. She has worked on and assisted in litigating and settling several serious injury cases, most notable is a seven-figure settlement for a client who suffered catastrophic injuries resulting from a construction site injury.”
Alyssa also focuses her practice on real estate law and has handled numerous residential and commercial real estate transactions. She has assisted sellers, buyers, lenders, borrowers, and investors in tackling complex real estate transactions and issues. Farah Law Group focuses on a wide variety of cases related to personal injury, including assisting the petitioner throughout the personal injury claim-filing process, all essential for the compensation needed to pay for the litigant’s medical bills, rehab care, and income loss. “We strive to offer all our clients the compassionate and hard-hitting legal representation they need, both inside and outside of a courtroom.” The aim, she says, is to provide high-quality legal representation to the victims of negligence and help them seek the justice they deserve.
Alyssa says, “It is crucial as an attorney, to stay up to date with the changes of law and recent verdicts and opinions so that we can prosecute cases on behalf of our clients. My firm makes it a top priority for each attorney and staff member to stay informed and offers the resources to do so.”
Unlike many other businesses, Covid-19 had little effect on the operation of their business. The mobile and remote structure allowed the lawyers to continue to communicate with clients and attend scheduled meetings virtually. While the firm instituted safety protocols at the workplace, it had already made the necessary investments to perform in a digital and tech-driven world including social media platforms that enable Farah Law Group to reach more potential clients. “Our digital footprint allows us to make sure our presence is known in the community, state, and the rest of the country.”
Not All Work And No Play
Alyssa has an interesting life beyond work. “My family is very important to me, so I try to prioritize spending time with my immediate family.” She enjoys working out on her Peloton indoor-exercise bike, which has become an integral part of her daily routine. She is getting increasingly appreciative and passionate about exploring the art and stories behind various wines around the world. “Whether it’s at an actual winery or it’s merely having a glass of wine at home, my love for wine has grown tremendously. My husband and I get immense enjoyment out of drinking our wine together.”
Reaching Out To The Community
Alyssa takes pride and plays an active role in her community. She believes that everyone plays a part in creating, developing, and preserving a vibrant, well maintained, just, and sound community. Farah Law Group, too, is dedicated to serving diverse communities, giving back by way of volunteering, offering donations to community-specific causes, and serving on many local and state-wide boards.
Alyssa serves on the board of the Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association that takes part in numerous community-oriented service projects. She helped establish Lawyers for Literacy which is a partnership between Hidalgo County Young Lawyer’s Association and South Texas Literacy Coalition to help promote and increase literacy rates in her community. Alyssa also serves on the Board of Advocates of Texas Trial Lawyers Association and shares their mission of “Protecting Texas Families Through Good Laws and Good Lawyers” and she is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Hidalgo County Bar Association, and Cameron County Bar Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. Alyssa was also just appointed as an Idea Public School Rio Grande Valley Board Member.
The citation published in the Super Lawyers website speaks volumes about Alyssa’s work and worth:“No matter the issues her clients are facing or how complex their needs, Ms. Romero delivers highly personalized counsel to help them make the best-informed decisions as she works aggressively to help them achieve their goals and the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.”