About Us

Practicing Founder

Richard Paxton

Richard Paxton began practicing law in 1997 after finishing law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Prior to attending law school, Richard attended and graduated from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. In 2004, Richard opened the Paxton Law Firm, where he represents individuals throughout the State of Texas who seek justice for themselves or for their families.

“Lady justice is blind… but it is my sworn oath to my clients to help her see the truth.”

Since 2004, Mr. Paxton has tirelessly represented families throughout the state of Texas. “Lady Justice is blind,” Mr. Paxton says, “but it is my sworn oath to my clients to help her see the truth.” Regardless of the case, the client, or the outcome, The Paxton Law Firm vigorously defends all their clients until justice prevails.

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Call our office today at (281) 978-2244 to discuss your case.

We Will Be Able To Answer Any Questions You Have.

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Associate Attorney

Michael Mendoza

With extensive trial experience developed with various District Attorneys’ Offices, Michael A. Mendoza brings an aggressive and responsive approach to the litigation team at the Paxton Law Firm.

Born and raised in El Paso County, Texas, Michael lived in Dallas/Fort Worth while attending the University of Texas at Arlington, graduating with a degree in English Literature and a minor focus in Spanish. He then attended law school at Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan). During his time there, Michael worked as a server for various restaurants while also becoming President of the Board of Advocates at Texas A&M School of Law.

Michael’s legal career began at the Victoria County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a civil prosecutor for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and as the designated juvenile prosecutor for the county.

Michael quickly became well-versed in these areas of law and held seminars for DFPS investigators and caseworkers. At the Victoria County DA’s Office, Michael also began prosecuting adult criminal offenses and, after a short time, was offered many opportunities to speak with the Victoria College Police Academy on topics such as DWI investigation and trial preparation.

In 2018, Michael prosecuted offenses on behalf of the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office. While maintaining courtroom presence, he was designated to the Grand Jury / Felony Intake division, reviewing new charges for prosecution. It was during this time that Michael developed the skills he employs now at the Paxton Law Firm. Michael continues to work efficiently to assess his client’s cases from start to finish while also drafting vital motions and arguments in a prompt manner. In addition, Michael still makes time to sit with each of his clients to get to know them, the hardships they have faced as a result of their injuries and ask how their family is doing.

When not in the office, Michael teaches yoga, and enjoys reading, writing music, and running.
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“Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.”
—Immanuel Kant



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