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Rio Grande Valley
& South Texas Civil Defense Firm

The Mentor & his protégés

National Education is Behind Your

South Texas Representation

First cousins, Nick and Memo come from hardscrabble grandparents with little formal education. What was lacked in education, however, was made up for with an indomitable work ethic. Whether it was in Laredo or San Antonio, Nick and Memo's families came to value education and hard work. The two men went on to earn their degrees from two of the top universities in the country: Brigham Young University (BYU) and the University of Notre Dame. Memo went on to earn his law degree from the University of Notre Dame's Law School, while Nick earned his law degree from The University of Toledo College of Law. Nick then obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Denver.  


The importance that family plays in Nick and Memo's lives is reflected in the culture they foster at the firm. This is true not only with how they work with their legal team, but also with the respect and time they give to their individual clients. Nick and Memo learned this after years of working with their uncle, John "Rick" Lyde. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Rick opened a Valley location for a large Texas law firm in 1987. He later branched off and founded and managed two firms over his illustrious legal career. Rick, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated lawyer, retired from full time practice in 2020 (Martindale-Hubbell Ratings and Reviews explained). Along with his wife, Mari Campos, Rick came out of retirement to help his nephews carry on his legacy of defending individuals and businesses throughout South Texas--from San Antonio, through Laredo, to the Rio Grande Valley. Having served as managing partner for a decade in the Rio Grande Valley, Rick is proud to see his nephews continue progressing on the trail he blazed.  

Though Nick and Memo have achieved incredible trial success over the years in both state and federal courthouses, Tijerina & Denzer recognizes that it is just as important to achieve success OUTSIDE the courtroom. In that respect, Nick and Memo strive to provide high quality legal representation to (hopefully) resolve cases against our clients without the need for trial. That includes cases where our client is an insured, private individual, business, and doctor/professional. After all, what is gained if you win at trial, but spent a fortune getting there? Nick and Memo have employed cost metrics that track not only the amount of legal fees spent on a case, but the time it takes to bring a case to closure. Legal representation should help you, not break you.


Our firm is committed to trying to amicably and affordably resolve cases before incurring potentially needless attorney's fees. The firm uses specialized software to ensure cases are moving economically and efficiently through litigation. The technology is designed to bring cost savings to our clients. It is only when our team cannot quickly resolve a case outside the courtroom that we roll up our sleeves to obtain results for our clients inside the courtroom. 


Tijerina & Denzer


1410 W. Dove Ave.

McAllen, Tx 78504



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