Sylvia A. Cardona
Shareholder | San Antonio
Ms. Cardona is a Shareholder in the San Antonio office of Langley & Banack, Inc. Her practice focuses on business litigation and international law where she represents clients in both State and Federal Court proceedings. She has handled disputes involving contract, insurance, real estate, deceptive trade practice, negligence, business torts, bankruptcy, construction, and professional liability issues. Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Cardona has experience representing clients in cross-border transactions.
Ms. Cardona served as the First Latina President of a 24,000 member organization, the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA), in 2008-2009, and is currently a Director of the State Bar of Texas (SBOT), representing District 10, Place 2. In that capacity, she is a board advisor to the SBOT Judicial Section Committee and alternate board advisor to the SBOT Standing Committee on Court Rules. Ms. Cardona serves on the SBOT Bar Journal Board of Directors and actively participates in various SBOT committees, including the Continuing Legal Education Committee, the Local Bar Services Committee and the Texas Minority Counsel Program Committee. Ms. Cardona was co-chair of the SBOT Annual Meeting Committee in 2010-2011. She is the immediate past Chair of the Litigation Section of the San Antonio Bar Association and is a fellow of both the San Antonio and Texas Bar Foundations. Ms. Cardona has served as a speaker at several CLE programs, state-wide and local.
As part of her many volunteer efforts, Ms. Cardona enjoys speaking to elementary, middle and high school students about the importance of an education and the importance of voting. Her service to the community has been featured in numerous publications and media, including the San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Woman, Univision/Dallas, KSAT 12, La Prensa, San Antonio's only bilingual newspaper, and KENS TV's Texas Spirit Campaign.
Ms. Cardona was named a Rising Star in the legal community by the San Antonio Business Journal (40 Under 40 awards) in 2005, recognized by her peers as one of San Antonio's Best Lawyers in Scene in SA magazine in 2006 and 2007, honored as a Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2009-2012, and selected as a rising star by her peers in Scene in San Antonio magazine in , 2006, 2009 and 2010. She is also the recipient of several law and community service based awards.
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