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Abraham Watkins Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

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The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month which kicked off September 15 and runs through October 15. This is a special time to celebrate the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. As a city with a large Latino population, Houston kicked off the celebration with the annual Fiestas Patrias parade. For more information on events in the Houston area in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit www.hispanichouston.com.

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 when President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced Hispanic Heritage Week, which was then extended by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to a month. The beginning date coincides with the Independence Day for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico celebrates independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

As a firm committed to diversity, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend annually sponsors organizations and events benefitting the Hispanic community such as the Hispanic National Bar Association's Legal Education Fund and the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas Foundation's Scholarship Luncheon. Firm Partner, Benny Agosto, Jr. has received several honors for his work in the Hispanic community. This year Mr. Agosto has been invited to speak at several Hispanic Heritage events including the Litigation Council of America's 2016 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows in Amelia Island, Florida and is being honored as a Legacy Builder Awardee at the Joint National and Hispanic Pre-Law Conference at New York University. Mr. Agosto is a trailblazer in the legal community and is committed to increasing the number of Latinos in the legal profession.

Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston, Texas. For over 60 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.

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