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 About Us

Canales & Simonson, P.C.

Canales & Simonson, P.C. is a general litigation firm engaged in trial and appellate practice before the State and Federal Courts.  Canales & Simonson, P.C. has a diversified, international clientele and provides representation in a broad range of criminal and civil actions including personal injury, civil rights, oil and gas litigation, toxic torts and business torts.

Patricia Canales Bell, Shareholder

Mrs. Bell is a shareholder in Canales & Simonson, P.C. and has experience in state and federal litigation.  Over the past 18 years, she has represented individuals and corporations in complex litigation and class actions.  Her practice includes representation of corporate entities and individuals involved in energy, civil rights and product liability litigation.  She has been recognized by her peers as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star and is a former federal law clerk.

EDUCATION:

The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts

1991
Austin, Texas

DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE
St. Mary’s University School of Law

1994
San Antonio, Texas

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

SHAREHOLDER
Canales & Simonson, P.C.

1995- Present
Corpus Christi, Texas

Law Clerk
Hon. Janis Graham Jack
United States District Court
Southern District of Texas

1994-1995
Corpus Christi, Texas

40 Hour Basic Mediation Training

2013 Dispute Resolution Center
Austin, Texas

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Member of the State Bar of Texas

1995 – Present

Admitted to Practice Before:

United States Supreme Court

2009 – Present

United States Court of Appeals
For the Fifth Circuit

1999 – Present

United States District Court

1996 – Present

Texas Association of Mediators

2013- Present