Photo of Ernest  Aliseda

Ernest Aliseda Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1991

Texas A&M University, B.A., 1988


Personal Injury Trial Law, Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

National Mediation Academy, Civil & Commercial Mediation Certification

National Arbitration Institute, Certified Arbitrator

Litigation Management Institute, Certified Litigation Manager


Ernest Aliseda is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group in the Dykema’s McAllen, Texas office. Prior to joining Dykema, Mr. Aliseda served as General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer for the Loya Insurance Group companies for eight years, where he handled general legal matters and managed and oversaw diverse litigation throughout the country. Along with his litigation management experience, he has successfully tried and litigated all types of commercial and civil matters, including breach of contract, business torts, construction defects, medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, employment, international and property disputes. Mr. Aliseda is a former State District Judge for both the 398th and 139th State District Courts in Hidalgo County, a former Special Assistant United States Attorney, along with being a past President of the Hidalgo County Bar Association and former State Bar Director for District 12.

Mr. Aliseda is currently a Governor appointed Regent to the University of Texas System Board of Regents and a State Bar of Texas President appointed member to the Board of the Texas Bar College. He is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, where he serves as a Military Judge.

Memberships & Involvement

University of Texas System Board of Regents, Member, 2013-Present

U.S. Army Reserves, Lieutenant Colonel, Military Judge, 1999-Present

Texas Bar College, Board of Directors and Fellow, 2011-Present

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, 2001-Present

Community/Civic Activities

Volunteer Judge, McAllen Teen Court, 1999-Present

McAllen Citizen's League, Vice-President, 2002-Present

RGV Citizen of the Year Nominee, Judge Ernest 'Ernie' Aliseda, The McAllen Monitor, December 21, 2017

Texas Center Professionalism Award, Hidalgo County Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, 2009

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director's Award, 2008

Young Hispanic Leader in the U.S., 2002


The Army Meritorious Service Medal (four times awarded)

The Army Commendation Medal (two times awarded)

The Army Achievement Medal (two times awarded)

The Army Reserve Achievement Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Army Reserve Service Medal

Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon