Who we are:
- Dan Alfaro-Lawyer
- Carla Alfaro-Injury Specialist
- Rebeca A. Perez-Injury Specialist
- Nydia Saldivar-Legal Assistant
- Peter D’Este-Legal Assistant
About Dan Alfaro:
- Texas A & I University
- St. Mary’s University School of Law
- U.S. Army Service
- U.S. Attorney
- Over 45 years experience
Daniel Virgil Alfaro (Dan Alfaro) was born in Premont, Texas and raised in Weslaco, Texas where he attended Weslaco High School. Upon graduation from high school he enrolled at Texas A&I College, (Texas A&M, Kingsville). He received a debate scholarship and received a military stipend the final two years. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the regular army. Dan trained at the airborne school in Ft. Benning, Georgia and received special forces training with the 10th Special Forces Group (ABN) in Bad Tolz, Germany. While in Germany he trained with the German paratroopers and the French special forces.
After three (3) years in Europe he volunteered for service in Viet Nam and was assigned as a combat advisor to Vietnamese soldiers and mercenaries. Dan also participated with the political section of the U. S. Embassy as part of the Phoenix Program implemented by the U.S. Embassy as a Special Displacement Project. Because of action under fire he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Vietnamese Honor Medal, and the U.S. Army Commendation medal. He was also recommended for the Silver Star, the third highest award for action in combat above and beyond the call of duty. The affidavit for this recommendation is available upon request.
After his tour of duty in Viet Nam, he was assigned to Santiago, Chile as an advisor to Chilean army units and worked with the political section of the U.S. Embassy. He resigned his regular army commission having attained the rank of Captain and studied law at St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio, Texas where he was a member of MALDEF. Shortly after graduation from law school he was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Laredo Division, Southern District of Texas and recognized as an outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorney.
In the 48 years as a lawyer he has prosecuted over 90 cases to verdict and as a criminal defense lawyer has tried more than 50 cases in Texas, Ohio, Michigan, and California.
In 1993 he was retained by six Corpus Christi residents who complained that since 1907 the Corpus Christi independent School District had never hired an Hispanic superintendent. Then, as now, more than 65% of the student body has been Hispanic. Daniel filed a class action against the district and after days of testimony, Judge Manuel Banales ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. Dr. Abe Saavedra then became the first Hispanic superintendent of C.C.I.S.D. It is believed to be the first case of its kind in Texas. Dan paid all expenses and waived (declined) attorney’s fees.
Dan believes in sharing his earnings with people of all faiths and ethnic groups.
He purchased baseball field lights for the little league stadium in Rio Grande City, Texas, contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Girl and Boys Club of America in Corpus Christi, Texas and McAllen, Texas. He also purchased extended vans for the Girl and Boys Club in Brownsville, Texas and Weslaco, Texas.
For five (5) years he provided full scholarships for young men who desired to attend private military academies. Several attended the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas and Marion Military Institute in Alabama. Lastly, Dan donated a Saberliner jet to HALO Flight for use in air evacuations of seriously injured people.
Daniel grew up in Weslaco, Texas under very poor conditions and worked various jobs including shining shoes, picking cotton, and working in restaurants. Because of his upbringing, he understands the suffering of the working man and woman. Sabe que “Es mejor morir de pie que vivir arrodillado.”
He is married to Genevieve Salva Alfaro who is from Iloilo, Philippines. Genevieve received her Bachelor of Science Degree, finished four years of medical school at West Visayas State University and is presently working on her Masters Degree. Daniel has three children, Julie Alfaro, Virgil Alfaro, M.D., and Carla Alfaro.
“Being a lawyer is a profession. Serving our country is a calling…..DVA”