Adding Nick Pesina to our team enhances our law firm’s ability to provide quality legal services to our neighbors who are most comfortable communicating in Spanish.
Tyler, Texas (PRWEB) December 21, 2012
Roberts & Roberts, a personal injury law firm based in Tyler, Texas, is pleased to welcome a bilingual lawyer, Nick Pesina, to its practice. The newest attorney will help the firm better serve the East Texas community’s Spanish-speaking residents.
“With the growing diversity of our communities, providing legal services in both English and Spanish is more important than ever,” said Tyler car accident attorney Randell C. “Randy” Roberts, founder of the firm. “Adding Nick Pesina to our team enhances our law firm’s ability to provide quality legal services to our neighbors who are most comfortable communicating in Spanish. Nick’s varied experience and bilingual ability will be a real asset for Roberts & Roberts and our clients.”
The firm’s latest addition comes at a time when more and more Texas residents are speaking Spanish as their primary language.
According to 2010 Census data, nearly 30 percent of Texas residents speak Spanish at home, and 37 million U.S. residents age 5 and older speak Spanish at home. The national number is a large increase over the 17.3 million U.S. residents age 5 and older who reported in the 1990 Census that they spoke Spanish at home.
“For years our law firm’s staff has been capable of assisting our Spanish-speaking clients,” Roberts said. “Having a bilingual attorney lets us expand and strengthen services to the Spanish-speaking community in the Tyler and Longview areas and help more people recover the compensation they deserve after being injured in serious accidents.”
Roberts said the addition of a Spanish-speaking attorney will also allow the firm to serve the community by assisting other local attorneys who need to associate a personal injury lawyer who can communicate in both English and Spanish.
Pesina is a recent graduate of University of Texas School of Law and a native of East Texas. He worked at the city, state and federal levels of government prior to becoming a lawyer. After graduate school, he joined the Texas Senate Committee on International Relations & Trade chaired by State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., as a senior policy analyst/committee clerk.
After several years of experience in the policy-making process and political environment, Pesina attended law school. During law school, Nick clerked in a variety of different legal areas including criminal defense, for the Office of Speaker Joe Straus at the Texas House of Representatives, and for the Office of General Counsel at the Texas Health & Human Services Commission.
Pesina serves on the Inclusion and Outreach Committee for National CASA, a non-profit organization that provides trained community volunteers to advocates in court for abused and neglected children. He has served in a leadership capacity for his fraternity for more than 10 years and currently serves on its national alumni association as well as its Board of Directors.
Nick received both his bachelor’s in Political Science/Spanish along with a master’s in Public Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. While at The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, he was inducted into its prestigious Order of the Barristers and was recognized with a Pro Bono Service Award in 2012.
Nick also served as Mountain Region Director of the National Latino/a Law Students Association and participated in a U.S.-Mexico Student Bar Exchange Program in Guanajuato, Mexico.
About Roberts & Roberts
Roberts & Roberts is an East Texas personal injury law firm with a history of helping injured
people across the United States. Most of the firm’s attorneys are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury law or civil trial law. They have been featured numerous times by national and local media outlets, including MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, ABC, Time, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. The firm’s practice areas include auto, truck and motorcycle accidents; defective products; workplace accidents; premises liability claims; oilfield accidents and more. Roberts & Roberts represents clients from across Texas and throughout the country, with a particular focus on the communities of Tyler and Longview. The firm’s Tyler office is located at 118 West 4th Street, Tyler, Texas 75701 (local phone (903) 597-6000). To learn more about the Texas personal injury lawyers of Roberts & Roberts, call (888) 398-7618 or use the firm’s online contact form.