Juan Antonio Lozada

Juan Antonio Lozada

The Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada
  • DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Criminal Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

he Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada was founded with one goal in mind - to provide high-quality legal services to clients needing assistance with matters of immigration, personal injury and criminal law in the Austin, San Antonio and surrounding counties. Customer service and zealous representation are essential to our practice.

Education
University of Houston - Main Campus
LL.M. (2016) | International Law
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St. Mary's University School of Law
M.A. (2015) | International Relations
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Honors: Distinguished Graduate
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Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Honors: Public Service Fellow with the Dean's Highest Honors
Activities: Founder, Ohio State Law Students for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (2001) | Latin American Studies
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Honors: With Honors
Activities: Texas Rugby, volunteered at the Project of Political Asylum of Texas
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada
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y law practice focuses on immigration, personal injury and every type of criminal case, in federal and state court. I am an experienced trial attorney, with a commitment to my clients and their rights. I am a former state and federal prosecutor. I also worked as an immigration law attorney for the United States Army and as a trial attorney for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Duties: Represent high profile cases and develop good working relations with government counsel - Develop and coordinate Continuous Legal Education programs - Develop and conduct legal presentations to the community - Argue cases and represent clients before state and federal criminal and civil courts as well as immigration courts/immigration service - Research and write opinion letters - Research and write briefs to appellate courts - Work with community organizations and government entities - Represent clients in mediation - Conduct Independent Reviews of Anti Money Laundering Programs for Money Service Businesses
Sr. Manager Compliance Anti Money Laundering
MoneyGram International
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I led a team of accomplished AML professionals that served as a primary compliance resource with responsibilities of: measuring Agents’ Compliance and Anti-Fraud programs; driving training and awareness initiatives and, providing guidance and support to authorized MoneyGram Agents in the United States. I served as Subject Matter Expert on compliance issues for the company’s operations in the US region and in other regions as necessary. I monitored and assessed regional compliance risks to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability. I evaluated issues raised by other regional compliance managers and business representatives to determine corporate action plan. My team was responsible for assisting with design and implementation of the company’s automated due diligence program and review and evaluate due diligence files for approval; we also reviewed and approved requests for suspension and termination of agents. My team worked closely with the Financial Investigation Unit to conduct investigations of proposed high-risk third parties and collaborated with Internal Audit, HR, Security, IT, Finance and Operations as necessary. I also managed the application of the company’s ethics and compliance policies, including the Code of Ethics, Anti-Bribery, Anti-Trust, Gifts, Meals and Entertainment, Travel and Hospitality, Charitable Contributions, Facilitating Payment, Social Media, and Trade Restrictions and Sanctions for a team of nine. I regularly reviewed and approved requests related to the application of the company’s ethics and compliance policies and assisted in the development of classroom and web-based training on FCPA, trade compliance, anti-trust, code of ethics, and fraud recognition training in high-risk countries (English and Spanish). We developed and delivered specialized training to executives, middle management, and high-risk business functions.
Trial Attorney
Liberty Mutual Insurance
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Used Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters. Conducted necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings. Researched the law applicable to cases or matters; drafted legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and opinions as required. Conducted settlement negotiations in dozens of cases. Advised, communicated and conferred with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Personally met with, and maintained good relations and communications with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients as required. Remained current with developments in the law; understood medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters. Prepared and conducted training sessions for Legal, Claims or other departments as required. Provided daily direction and guidance to junior attorneys. Understood and creatively used technology; applied technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost. Acted as a team or group leader for an assigned group within the office. Interfaced with Home Office Legal department.
Assistant United States Attorney
Department of Justice
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Federal prosecutor in one of the busiest jurisdictions in the United States. As an AUSA, I worked in the investigation and trial preparation of a wide variety of federal crimes, including a large number of drug and human smuggling and illegal reentry cases. I assisted DHS and DOJ departments involved in the investigation of serious federal crimes and provided legal support and direction during their investigations.
Military Prosecutor/Defense Attorney
US Army
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US Army Officer/Attorney - Served as military prosecutor, defense attorney, administrative law attorney, international law chief and legal assistance attorney
Assistant District Attorney Polk County
State of Texas
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Responsible for general criminal prosecutions. Performed legal functions related to the investigation and prosecution of misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, conservation and other types of cases. Reviewed police reports and determined criminal charges for arrest and non-arrest cases daily, secured additional information from law enforcement personnel when required. Prepared state cases and scheduled trials. Formulated trial strategy, determined sentence sought, conducted plea negotiations, investigated case data and researched applicable case law. Secured and interviewed witnesses to ascertain facts of case. Secured expert testimony, prepared witnesses for trial, assembled case files, attended pre-trial hearings and filed or responded to pre-trial motions. Communicated information on case status to all involved parties such as defense attorneys, police officials and victims. Prepared and responded to post-trial motions and represented the County at sentencing hearings. Responsible for prosecution of specific types of crime such as illegal drug use, child abuse and/or neglect, violent crimes. Performed legal functions related to the investigation. Responsible for maintaining certification and reviewing criminal history checks prior to criminal case charging. Screened and prosecuted cases in juvenile court and determined need for protective custody. Filed petitions for termination of parental rights, litigated cases of child molestation and conferred with various professionals and social agency staff on issues of abuse and/or neglect. Determined if child victims were able to provide testimony and prepared witnesses for court. Worked with social service staff on initiating or terminating parental custody, prosecution of neglect areas and allowance for adoption procedures.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Bridge Builder
All Rise
Speaking Engagements
Private Security Companies and International Law, International Humanitarian Law Institute, San Remo, Italy
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Certifications
Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist
ACAMS
Awards
Meritorious Service
US Army
Meritorious Service
US Army
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Current
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Iraq and Afghanistan's Veteran Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Immigration Law
  • Military Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm's website
Contact & Map
3305 W Slaughter Ln, Second Floor
3305 W Slaughter Ln, Second Floor
Austin, TX 78748
USA
Toll-Free: (512) 296-5033
Cell: (737) 808-4160
Fax: (866) 586-5513