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Oscar Becerra

Oscar has a passion for helping families achieve justice. Oscar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked for a non-profit, non-partisan research organization analyzing state and federal legislation, which he would then summarize in everyday language to help voters make fully-informed decisions at the polls.

Oscar’s passion for helping others led him to attend law school at the South Texas College of Law in Houston where he received his Juris Doctorate. Oscar’s interest in family law first bloomed when he gave up his spring break to intern for the Texas Advocacy Project to help survivors of family violence pursue protective orders. It was there that he realized he wanted to help families and others achieve justice in the legal system.

Oscar spent the following summer as a law clerk in Houston under the mentorship of a former Attorney General of the Child Support Division, where he was exposed to many types of family law matters, including Hague Convention cases involving international abduction, custody disputes, and child support modification, establishment, and enforcement issues.

As a law student, Oscar focused on developing his skills in mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. He earned his mediator’s certificate from the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Oscar participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic as a student-attorney where he assisted in representing individuals in obtaining protective orders, divorces, custody arrangements, and parental rights terminations. Consistent with his passion for helping others, Oscar also participated in the Veterans Clinic where he represented veterans and helped them obtain discharge upgrades and increased disability benefits.

Apart from his advocacy experience, Oscar honed his legal writing and research skills in law school. He wrote two seminar papers on the intersection of employment law and First Amendment rights which earned top grades. Oscar was also awarded the Buck J. Wynne Memorial Scholarship which is awarded once a year by the State Bar of Texas to the student with the the highest grade in an environmental law course.

Oscar first joined the Holmes, Diggs & Sadler family as a law clerk where he continued to develop and expand his knowledge of family law issues and since joining the firm he has worked on cases that involve custody, child support, property division, enforcement and international law. Oscar also assists in the employment law practice area of the firm. As a result of his exposure to this area of practice at the firm, and his interest in employment law issues and problems, he focused his law school curriculum on employment law and employment discrimination courses.

Oscar is intermediately proficient in Spanish.

Email: obecerra@holmesdiggs.com

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