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Sandra C. Zamora Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Puerto Rico

Education

St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 1986

Texas A&M University, 1983

Language

Sandra Zamora defends manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other products in product liability litigation. A successful litigator for 27 years, she also defends attorneys and healthcare professionals who are sued for professional negligence. She has extensive experience in both state and federal courts and has worked closely with national and regional counsel in mass tort cases in Texas and throughout the nation.

Experience

Sandra’s experience defending pharmaceutical and medical device products has given her the ability to effectively communicate difficult scientific and legal concepts to both judges and juries. She takes pride in her ability to connect with jurors and to help them understand even the most complicated and technical aspects of her clients’ defense. Sandra also appreciates that it is vital to work with her clients to craft a defense that will best suit their most important business and/or personal goals.

She has handled and tried cases throughout Texas including cases in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant, Hidalgo, Cameron, Zapata, Webb, Maverick, Zavala, Val Verde and Nueces Counties. Her mass tort experience has included working on diet drug, hormone replacement therapy and pelvic mesh litigation.

Sandra has defended manufacturers of:

  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Medical devices
  • Passenger car tires
  • Sporting equipment
  • Heavy construction equipment
  • Plumbing equipment/fixtures
  • Automobile accessories
  • Hydraulic equipment
  • Recreation equipment

She has handled and defended more than 400 medical profession negligence and products liability cases in Central and South Texas, including:

  • Case development
  • Discovery
  • Retention and preparation of case specific expert witnesses for deposition and trial
  • Deposing Plaintiff’s science, medical and technical expert witnesses
  • Preparing, presenting and defending pretrial and dispositive motions
  • Mediations
  • Trial

Her experience in mass tort litigation includes the following:

  • Worked as a member of National Science team identifying, vetting and developing generic and case specific expert witnesses
  • Preparing generic and case specific expert reports and defending depositions of defense experts in MDL, bellwether, and remanded federal court cases
  • Participated in the coordination and work-up of over 200 MDL, bellwether, state court and remanded federal court cases including deposing parties, fact, medical and expert witnesses, preparation of pretrial and scheduling orders
  • Participation on trial teams of mass tort MDL bellwether, federal and state court cases pending in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Arkansas, Texas and Puerto Rico

Sandra practiced for over a decade and a half at a  general litigation, insurance defense firm working up and trying a myriad of negligence cases including serious personal injury and property damage cases . She has represented some of the nation and state’s leading insurance companies to provide coverage opinions in disputes involving various levels of potential exposure.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • William B. Sessions American Inns of Court
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Chair, Texas Board of Law Examiners, Member since 2008
  • National Counsel of Bar Examiners Editorial Advisory Committee
  • State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee - Malpractice, Premises, Products, 2003-2008
  • State Bar of Texas District 10B Grievance Committee, Chair, 1996-1998
  • State Bar of Texas District 10B Grievance Committee, Member, 1992-1996
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM  Peer Review Rating
  • S.A. Scene, "San Antonio’s Best Lawyers," 2011-2013