Robert Soza Honored with San Antonio Legal Services Association President’s Award

April 22, 2024 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Robert L. Soza, Jr. for his well-deserved recognition as the recipient of the 2024 President’s Award at the 3rd annual San Antonio Legal Services Association (SALSA) Justice Luncheon, held on April 10 at the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum.

Robert Soza SALSA Luncheon 2024 Presidents Award

Robert took the lead in revitalizing the pro bono arm of the San Antonio Bar Association (SABA), the Community Justice Program, which led to the creation of SALSA headed by an independent board of directors dedicated to growing volunteer pro bono legal services in San Antonio and surrounding communities. Serving as its inaugural board president, Robert played a pivotal role in securing funding and ensuring the success of SALSA’s mission to provide vital legal representation to those in San Antonio that are locked out of our justice system because they cannot afford legal representation.

San Antonio Managing Partner Julia W. Mann expressed, “In recognition of his innovative and tireless efforts in establishing and elevating SALSA as a example of hope in our community, Robert’s legacy within this organization will continue to live on.”

Jackson Walker has been actively engaged in various initiatives alongside SALSA. Throughout 2020, our attorneys in San Antonio collaborated with SALSA on the Wills for Healthcare Workers Project, supporting frontline workers combating COVID-19. Additionally, amidst pandemic-induced job losses and eviction concerns, JW attorneys partnered with SALSA, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, and St. Mary’s Law School to assist families facing eviction. In the aftermath of the February winter storm, Jackson Walker teamed up with SALSA to aid Bexar County residents in filing FEMA Appeals, crucial for accessing federal disaster relief funds. Attorneys from across the state volunteered their time to provide invaluable assistance.

As the title sponsor of the Justice Luncheon, Jackson Walker takes pride in its unwavering support for pro bono efforts, offering both legal expertise and financial support. To learn more about the firm’s commitment to promoting equal access to justice, visit our Pro Bono page.

Robert SozaMeet Robert

With extensive experience as a first-chair trial and appellate attorney, Robert L. Soza, Jr. adeptly represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a range of legal matters, including environmental disputes, personal injury claims, property damage claims, and civil and criminal enforcement actions brought by federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Department of the Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Recognized for his exceptional skills, Robert has consistently been ranked among Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Litigation: General Commercial in the San Antonio area since 2020. He has also been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Litigation—Environmental since 2021, recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, and inclusion among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America in 2022.

Outside of his practice, Robert is deeply committed to serving his community. He actively contributes his time and expertise to various pro bono and public-interest projects in Bexar County. He serves as Board Immediate Past President of the San Antonio Legal Services Association (SALSA). Additionally, Robert volunteers with organizations such as the San Antonio Bar Association, ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying, and Boy Scouts of America Troop 285.

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Robert L. Soza, Jr.
Partner, San Antonio