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GOLD Council 10 Under 10 Luncheon

Every year, the St. Mary’s University School of Law Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Council honors 10 outstanding alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years at its annual 10 Under 10 Luncheon. This year, the GOLD Council will honor those who have shown extraordinary commitment to the St. Mary’s School of Law, their community and the profession.

Friday, April 5
Noon to 1 p.m.
Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law Commons

2024 10 Under 10 Honorees

This year’s luncheon will celebrate the following recipients for their outstanding achievements:

William E. Biggers (J.D. ’19)

While at St. Mary’s, Biggers was President of the Student Bar Association for two terms and was on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, where he was a regional champion and national finalist. William was awarded the Outstanding ADR Award and the Order of the Barristers.

After graduation, Biggers joined the Biggers Law Firm to practice law with his family, who have been working together for four generations and almost 100 years. In 2023, William was elected to serve as a District Representative on the board of the Texas Young Lawyers Association for 2023-2025. Biggers is also a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow.

In 2023, William and his wife, Amy Biggers, whom he met at St. Mary’s Law, moved to New Braunfels to open a branch of the Biggers Law Firm. On February 26, 2024, William became a proud new dad of he and Amy’s first child, Harrison. Some of William’s interests include hiking, golfing, fishing, running, and cooking.

Jason BriggsJason Briggs (J.D. ’15)

Jason Briggs is a policy advisor to Speaker Dade Phelan and General Counsel to the Texas House of Representatives. Previously, he served as a budget and policy advisor to Governor Greg Abbott and as Chief of Staff for State Representative Jim Murphy of Houston. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the Legislative and Campaign Law section of the bar. He resides in New Braunfels with his two children, Asher and Everett, and volunteers with New Braunfels Little League. Briggs earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in College Station and graduated from the St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2018.

Roberto CamposRoberto “Beto” Campos (LL.M. ’18)

Roberto Campos, a Mexican immigrant with a profound commitment to legal service, earned his LL.M. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2018, embracing the Marianist mission’s call to community and justice. His career, ignited at RAICES, saw further distinction as an immigration attorney, where his expertise led him to speak on panels across the U.S. and abroad. Campos’s influence extended through his role in the co-founding of Rivera Hernandez Campos, PLLC in May 2022, specializing in immigration law and personal injury. His dedication is further evidenced by his active participation on the board of directors for multiple organizations, including the San Antonio Bar Association. Beyond his professional achievements, Campos is a mentor to minority legal professionals, fostering a culture of empathy and commitment reflective of his journey and values

Cali Franks

Cali M. Franks-Field (J.D. ’18)

Cali Franks-Field is a Program Attorney with Lawline, where she spends her days speaking with passionate attorneys and learning from the best and the brightest in the legal profession. A native Texan, Franks-Field earned her BA in Government from the University of Texas in Austin in 2015. After graduating from St. Mary’s University School of Law and getting her Texas Law License in 2018, Cali practiced civil litigation/insurance defense in Dallas, Texas, for three years. Franks-Field is active in her community and bar service, serving on numerous boards and holding various elected positions, including the Board of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and serving on the ABA YLD cabinet. In 2020, Franks-Field was named 40 under 40 On the Rise Young Lawyer by the ABA. In 2023, Franks-Field ran a state-wide campaign for President-Elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, where she spent 23 days visiting over 2000 young lawyers all across Texas.

In addition to her service to the bar, Franks-Field has been published in law reviews and numerous other legal publications. She serves her community by being a boardmember on the Dallas Firefighters Museum and Project Chair for the Junior League of Dallas for the Cancer Support Network of North Texas. When not working, Franks-Field likes to travel with her husband and play with her three small rescue dogs, Bailee, Chiquita, and Murphy.

Luis E. Guerrero (J.D. ’20)

Luis Eduardo Guerrero was born in México and raised in the Rio Grande Valley.

During his time at the St. Mary’s School of Law, he worked for Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, from District TX-15 in Washington, D.C., interned at the Bexar County Family Justice Center with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, helped reform and re-establish a vocational school in the Rio Grande Valley, and worked for a local personal injury law firm before working for The Gámez Law Firm.

Guerrero is an active member of the Hispanic Law Alumni Board, and the Law Alumni Association Board of St. Mary’s.

Stephen A HebertStephen A. Hebert (J.D. ’14)

Stephen A. Hebert was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, but always maintained a deep connection with the city of San Antonio and St. Mary’s University.  Stephen’s grandparents met at Randolph Air Force Base prior to World War II and his father completed undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s in 1977.

While in law school, Hebert was a member of the Law Journal for 2 years (Staff Writer (Vol. 44); Legal Malpractice & Ethics Articles Editors (Vol. 45). Additionally, Stephen was a frequent competitor in internal speaking competitions, with the culmination being winning the Embry Mock Trial Competition in Spring 2014.  He was also a recurring volunteer at pro bono events and never shied away from mentoring both undergrad students and new law students. During his second-year, Stephen began clerking at a local plaintiffs’ firm, where he remained until graduation.  He practiced in San Antonio until April 2017, when an opportunity in Houston presented itself to his wife (Lariza Pruneda Hebert, St. Mary’s University School of Law, Class of 2015).

Hebert has continued to show his commitment to the St. Mary’s School of Law through mock interviews, attendance at the Law Journal’s annual CLE, and through his mentorship of prospective law students. Most importantly, Stephen and Lariza are parents to two daughters, with their third child due to arrive in June 2024.

Analisa NazarenoAnalisa Nazareno (J.D. ’18)

Analisa Nazareno immigrated from the Philippines as a child and grew up in the immigrant suburbs of Los Angeles, California.​ Nazareno graduated cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she gained practical experience in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, served as an editor and writer for the St. Mary’s Law Journal, founded the Immigration Law Students Association, and earned the Women in Law Leadership Award and Pro Bono and Public Service certificate.

Nazareno is a member of the Pro Bono College, having provided 28 hours of pro bono legal services to the poor and 450 hours of substantially reduced fee legal services in 2023. She is married to Richard Milk and is the mother of two children, Mia Juliet and Nicolás Luis.

Leslie Vazquez RodriguezLeslie Vásquez Rodriguez (B.A.’07, J.D. ’14)

Rodriguez was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Studies from St. Mary’s University in 2007, graduating summa cum laude.

While attending St. Mary’s University School of Law, Rodriguez was a member of the External Advocacy Program’s national mock trial team and was admitted into the Order of the Barristers. After law school, Leslie was sworn in as an Assistant District Attorney, at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, where she was promoted into a felony prosecutor supervisory role and then later to the Major Crimes Division.

Rodriguez serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Mary’s University School of Law Alumni Association, on the Board of Directors of San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, on the Board of Directors and as a Past-President of the Hispanic Law Alumni Association, on the Board of Directors of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, and is Adjunct Faculty at St. Mary’s University School of Law, in the Advocacy Program—mentoring and coaching the incoming generation of trial lawyers and community advocates is one of Rodriguez’s favorite ways of giving back to her legal community. Her greatest treasures—and the reason behind everything she does—are her two children, Luke David and Ryan Grace, and her partner and co-counsel in life, her husband—and civil litigator in his own right—David Rodriguez.

Marissa RodriguezMarissa Rodriguez (J.D. ’14)

Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, by two hardworking and selfless parents. After graduating from the School of Law in 2014, Rodrigeuz practiced family law and is currently an associate attorney with Hope & Causey, PC. Rodriguez is the incoming president of the board of the Hispanic Law Alumni Association. Rodriguez is the only Hispanic lawyer at her law firm, volunteers at the North Central Baptist Hospital NICU, a cancer survivor and partners with ThriveWell Cancer Foundation to fundraise for cancer patients. She is a true believer that God blesses us so that we may be a blessing to others.

Mercedes Salazar-CamposMercedes Salazar-Campirano (J.D. ’18)

Salazar-Campirano graduated from St. Mary’s in 2018 and is currently the lead attorney at Clayton, Ramirez & Null, working primarily in the Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship department. In 2023, she and her team started a needs-based pro bono estate planning clinic in Austin to ensure those with limited income and resources have the tools they need to protect themselves and their assets during life, in the event of incapacity, and at death. The clinic has proudly served over 100 people and continues to partner with various community organizations to make the clinic more accessible to the community. Salazar-Campirano also serves on the committee for She Thrives: The Art of Aging hosted by Age of Central Texas, which is dedicated to equipping women of all ages and backgrounds with resources, information, and community to help them navigate their journey through aging and caregiving.

GOLD Council

The St. Mary’s University School of Law GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Council was founded in 2015. The GOLD Council’s purpose is to help St. Mary’s provide meaningful young alumni events and outreach to help recent graduates remain connected. The GOLD Council seeks to better serve and support recent graduates with specifically targeted events, programs, and communications.

GOLD Council Members:

Nadeen Abou-Hossa (J.D. ’20)

Pearl Cruz (J.D. ’20)

Aisha Denis (J.D. ’20)

Eric Michael Garza (J.D. 16), GOLD Council Chair

Naomi Howard (J.D. ’14)

Danica McKinney (J.D. ’19)

Leslie Alvarez (J.D. ’20)

Kennedy Hatfield Asel (J.D. ’20)

Yvette Changuin (J.D. ’12)

Pilar Martinez (J.D. ’19)

* Council members are not eligible for the 10 Under 10 Luncheon

Roles and Responsibilities:

Graduated in the past 10 years

Promote the social, professional, philanthropic, and service interests of young alumni

Attend at least two of three meetings in San Antonio, Texas

Regularly attend young alumni and other School of Law related events

Financially support the School of Law at a personally appropriate level

Actively participate in young alumni programs and initiatives

Work to increase young alumni engagement

Review and select nominees for 10 Under 10 luncheon*

Assist with planning and coordinating young alumni events

Recruit new members to the Council

Serve as link between School of Law administration and young alumni

If you are interested in joining the GOLD Council, please submit an application to the School of Law Advancement Office. Council members serve one-year terms but are eligible for re-appointment upon expiration of their term. Those members who have submitted an application and have fulfilled the roles and responsibilities will be invited to serve additional terms. All applications are reviewed and nominations made by the School of Law Advancement Office.

Application for GOLD Council

If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Pate at 210-436-3774 or

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Contact Brooke Pate for more information. For information about sponsorships, call the Office of Law Advancement at 210-436-3774.