Janet Garza
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Admissions & Affiliations

  • U.S. District Court - N.D. Texas
  • U.S. District Court - S.D. Texas
  • U.S. District Court - W.D. Texas
  • U.S. District Court - E.D. Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Houston Bar Association



Janet Garza's practice centers on complex business litigation, including a wide variety of matters such as antitrust, securities, tortuous interference, and breach of contract cases.  Janet began her legal practice with Yetter & Warden, and during her tenure there, she was lead attorney representing a commercial lender on a lending liability and foreclosure lawsuit in bankruptcy and federal district court. 

  • Yale Law School (J.D. 2001); 
    • Finalist, Benjamin N. Cardozo Prize for Best Appellate Brief; 
    • Semifinalist, Thomas Swan Barristers' Union Mock Trial Competition; 
    • Director, Barristers' Union Mock Trial Competition, 2000-2001
  • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A. summa cum laude 1997)
Professional Background
  • Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem LLP (2008-Present)
  • Yetter & Warden (2004-2008)
  • Andrews & Kurth LLP (2001-2002)
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Representative Engagements
  • Obtained complete summary judgment for our Fortune 50 client in a Title VII case involving claims of religion, race, color, and national origin discrimination and retaliation.
  • First-Chaired a breach of contract dispute on behalf of a Fortune 500 company, having drafted and argued a summary judgment motion that resulted in a full judgment for the client.


  • "SEC Gives Accounting Guidance for Historical Options Grants" in The Texas Lawyer, November 2006