Justice Eva Guzman > Chamberlain Hrdlicka > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Chamberlain Hrdlicka
1200 Smith Street
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Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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Justice Eva Guzman serves as a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s commercial litigation and appellate practices in both our Houston and San Antonio offices.

Justice Guzman began her legal career in family and civil law, practicing in Houston for 10 years before then-Governor George W. Bush appointed her to the Family District Court bench in Harris County in 1999. In 2001, then-Governor Rick Perry appointed her to the Texas 14th Court of Appeals. In in 2009, he elevated Justice Guzman to the Supreme Court of Texas, where she became the first Latina to serve on Texas’s highest civil court and the first to win statewide office in Texas.

Over the course of her judicial career, Justice Guzman ruled on thousands of civil and criminal appeals and authored more than 900 opinions, many on issues of first impression. She has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching trial advocacy. For many years, she has been a speaker and presenter at state and national legal conferences and symposiums. An elected member of the prestigious American Law Institute, Justice Guzman has collaborated with other legal professionals on various studies and projects and authored articles for a number of legal publications.

Justice Guzman graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She received a law degree from the South Texas College of Law. She also holds an LL.M. in Judicial Studies from Duke University School of Law, where she took classes from United States Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito.


Duke University School of Law, Master of Laws in Judicial Studies

South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor

University of Houston, Bachelor of Business Administration

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: contentious

Chamberlain Hrdlicka represents Fortune 100 corporations, multinationals, and high-net-worth individuals on federal and state litigation and criminal tax defense. The team also covers IRS litigation, audits, and appeals before Federal Circuit Courts and the Supreme Court. Houston-based co-chair Lawrence Sherlock specializes in negotiating and litigating federal tax disputes. He works alongside tax controversy co-chair Juan F. Vasquez, Jr. and Larry Campagna, a highly regarded tax defense expert. San Antonio-based federal and SALT controversy specialist Jamie Vasquez is also noted. In Atlanta, David Aughtry is noted for both criminal and civil tax controversy and litigation, and Hale Sheppard focuses on conservation easement and captive insure matters, while in Philadelphia tax litigation specialist Philip Karter covers high-profile matters including federal income tax, excise tax, and estate and gift tax. Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas Eva Guzman joined in August 2021, practicing out of Houston and San Antonio, and is particularly strong in SALT litigation.