Dr. Abel Garza

Garza, Dr. Abel
Title: Professor|History
Department: Humanities

About Dr. Abel Garza

Institute:  Public Service

Education: 

J.D.|Law|Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

M.A.|History|University of Texas at San Antonio

B.A.|History|University of Texas at San Antonio

Preference: 

All students.

Experience:

I practiced law at an AmLaw 100 firm, where I specialized in healthcare, white collar, and cannabis law. My work consisted of representing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in cases dealing with products liability, consumer fraud litigation, and government investigations.

Bio: 

I am from a diverse background, and I overcame significant barriers to become an attorney and professor. I was raised in a low-income, Hispanic community here in San Antonio. I could easily have become another statistic, but I found positive mentors, developed a strong work ethic, and excelled in my education. Following high school, I attended San Antonio College and then transferred to University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where I received a Bachelor's degree and Master's Degree in History. I then moved to Philadelphia and completed law school at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. After graduating from law school, I practiced law at an AmLaw 100 firm, where I specialized in healthcare, white collar, and cannabis law. My work consisted of representing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in cases dealing with products liability, consumer fraud litigation, and government investigations. I am currently a full-time professor in History at NVC and enjoy helping my students succeed both inside and outside the classroom. I am happy to share my experiences on a deeper level with anyone who wishes to utilize them.