(Houston, TX) Attorney Benny Agosto, Jr., partner at the Houston personal injury law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, has been selected to the 2020 Top Latino Lawyers list by Latino Leaders Magazine. This marks Benny’s fifth consecutive year to be named to this list. He was previously recognized by the magazine as one of the Top Latino Leaders in the U.S. in 2016, as one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers in 2015, and as one of the 101 Most Influential Leaders in 2011 and 2012.
Latino Leaders Magazine is a national publication with a mission to connect Latino leaders and inspire the future by promoting and publishing stories of Latino success and showcasing stories of leaders who do not often appear in the mainstream media. The Top Latino Lawyers list is published annually only 60 lawyers were selected in 2020. The team accepted nominations and researched more than 600 lawyers and law firms for this year’s list. The annual selection process considers ownership/partnership of a practice or law office, successful cases, professional activity and recognition, community involvement, selection to the Super Lawyers list, and recognition as a powerful Latino(a) in the legal field. The Winter 2020 issue of the magazine can be accessed here.
Board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Benny has practiced personal injury at Abraham Watkins for over 22 years and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. He represents individuals and family members who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving catastrophic injuries, including explosions, workplace accidents, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. He is currently lead/co-lead attorney in several large chemical plant fire and explosion cases throughout Texas.
In addition to practicing law, Benny is also a leader in the community. He served as the 2019-2020 President of the HBA and was the organization’s first Spanish-speaking president. He is a former President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Founder and President of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation, the Founding Editor of the South Texas College of Law Houston Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, and a Founding Member and Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s LGBTQ+ Committee. He currently serves as a member of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and President of the Hope Disaster Recovery Board of Directors.
Please join Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in congratulating Benny Agosto, Jr. on his recognition from Latino Leaders Magazine for 2020. To learn more about Mr. Agosto or to contact him, please email him or call 713-222-7211.