Amanda N. Torres
Amanda Torres is a member in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. A veteran prosecutor, with over 25 jury trials, Judge Torres brings the unique perspective of a jurist that she gained while presiding over the Nueces County Court at Law No. 5 and Nueces County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1. This combination gives her the ability to properly evaluate her client’s case and then present it in the most favorable way to the ultimate trier of fact. Her commitment to the success of her clients is also demonstrated in her extensive commitments to the Coastal Bend. She represents individuals and businesses in complex commercial litigation and other civil litigation matters, but primarily focuses on trust, estate and guardianship issues.
B.A., Texas A&M University, 2002
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2007
- Successfully defended an Executor of a $24 million dollar estate in a jury trial resulting in a defense verdict and award of over $300,000 in attorney’s fees to the Estate.
- Defended Fortune 50 Company against community wide environmental contamination and successfully consolidated and restructured those cases into a multi-district litigation case.
- Defended Fortune 50 Company from $11 million dollar personal injury demand made by Plaintiff with extensive burns.
- Defended competing claims of ownership in a multi-million dollar estate dispute for an oil and gas purchaser.
- Successfully set aside a deed executed by an incapacitated elderly person resulting in recovery of real property and attorney’s fees.
- Opposed the creation of guardianships over the person and estate of several high net worth individuals with complex multi-million dollar estates.
- Represented various guardians of the estate seeking to create efficient guardianship management trusts for multi-million dollar estates.
- Successfully represented financial institutions serving as fiduciaries of Texas Trusts or Estates.
- Forced distribution of Decedent’s estate to the beneficiary based on court interpretation of terms of a will and recovered attorney’s fees.
- Represented numerous parties to commercial agreements at summary judgment, trial, and appeal.
Nueces County Court at Law Judge
Nueces County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1
Nueces County Assistant District Attorney
Corpus Christi Bar Association Director (2018 – 2020)
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star Lawyer (2016-Present)
Martindale-Hubbell Review Score – 4.6/5.0
State Bar of Texas, Panelist, Advanced Guardianship CLE
Contributor – State Bar of Texas Guardianship Manual Committee
TYLA’s President’s Award of Merit
Director Texas Young Lawyer’s Association (2012 – 2017)
Director Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association (2008 – 2017)
Director Texas Justice Court Training Center
Corpus Christi Top 40 Under 40
Corpus Christi United Chamber of Commerce (2016 – 2017)
2014 Student Support Heroes Award – Communities in Schools
Member, Junior League of Corpus Christi (2012 – 2016)
2012 Service Provider Award – Coastal Bend Aids Foundation
Director Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2010 – 2011)
Amanda enjoys crafting, gardening, and being outdoors. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, she is proud to call the city her home.