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About Alyssa E. Nava

I founded Nava Law Texas and practice in the areas of criminal defense, including DWI defense. As a former prosecutor for the 34th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in El Paso, Texas, I successfully litigated hundreds of cases involving DWI, Possession of Drugs, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Possession of Child Pornography, Assault Family Violence, Injury to a Child, Capital Murder, and other offenses listed in the Texas Penal Code. I have fought my entire career to ensure that every individual is treated fairly and with dignity and respect.  

I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas where both my parents served the community as public servants; my father was a police officer and my mother a schoolteacher.  Their service inspired me to give back to my community, and I knew at an early age that I wanted to help those who needed it most. I have always had a passion for the criminal justice system, and this led me to follow my path in law. 

I received my undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University where I graduated cum laude in May of 2008. I then attended the University of Texas School of law in Austin Texas. It was here that I served as a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic representing indigent defendants charged with DWI, possession of controlled substances, and theft. As a student attorney, I also served in the Juvenile Justice Clinic representing juveniles in detention hearings and adjudications. At that time I learned that I had a passion and knack for being in the courtroom. I received my Doctorate in Jurisprudence in May of 2011 and was admitted to the Texas State Bar in November of 2011. 

I am an active member in the Junior League of El Paso, a women’s organization committed to promoting voluntarism, helping women develop to their best potential, and improving the community through effective action and the leadership of trained volunteers. I am also a former president of the El Paso Young Lawyer’s Association and the El Paso Women’s Bar Association. I also coached the Franklin High School Mock Trial team in both Regional and State Competitions from the Fall of 2014 to the Spring of 2017. I helped these students learn and analyze the facts of the case study presented, created strategies for trial, and taught the rules of evidence.