In this exclusive video interview, State Representative Neave spoke with Hispanic Lifestyle about her background, passion for community service and first term accomplishments. State Representative Neave will attending Hispanic Lifestyle’s first Texas event on October 10, 2017 in Grand Prairie, Texas as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Here is link to the event page, http://bit.ly/2vLuUky
Victoria Neave represents Texas House District 107, which includes parts of Dallas, Mesquite, and Garland. She serves on the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and the House Committee on County Affairs.
Victoria regularly mentors students and believes that investment in education is one of the most critical issues facing our state. Her priorities are advocating for working families, women, small businesses, and Veterans.
Victoria grew up in the barrio in Pleasant Grove in Dallas and comes from a working class family. Her parents emphasized the importance of education and having compassion for others. The daughter of a father with a sixth grade education who had a small TV and VCR repair shop off of Galloway and Town East in Mesquite, Victoria became the first in her family to graduate from college earning her degree in Government and Politics from The University of Texas at Dallas and then graduating magna cum laude in the top 3% of her law school class at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Victoria began her legal career as an Attorney in the Complex Commercial Litigation group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, one of the top ten law firms in the country.
Victoria has been involved in community service throughout her life, and has been recognized for her pro bono work in the legal community. She has led and served on various boards, including serving as Chair of a Chamber of Commerce, served on the Dallas Civil Service Commission, a civil rights advocacy group, organizations serving senior citizens, served as General Counsel to the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization, and as the Board Attorney for the F.L.A.G. Program, which teaches students how to fly, lower, and gather, the American flag. In 2013 Victoria was named Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and was named a Pro Bono Champion by the Texas Bar Journal. She received the Pro Bono Award, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in 2011 and 2012. She was awarded Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program in 2013. She also received the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association Estrella Award in 2013, and was honored as the Access to Justice Pro Bono Champion by the Texas Bar Journal in 2013.
Victoria runs her own law firm, where she represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation and employment law.