Senior Associate Attorney
Divorce & Family law Attorney
Mr. Calzada is a bono fide Texan and native Houstonian. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas in 1998 as a recipient of the Texas Academic Honors Award, a five-year full scholarship.
After graduation from The University of Texas, Mr. Calzada worked as in the mental health field as a Psychiatric Technician and a Family Crisis Intervention Specialist for MHMR of Tarrant County where Mr. Calzada maintained Qualified Mental Health Professional status.
In 2000, Mr. Calzada attended the University of Houston Law Center. While a student, Mr. Calzada took the February 2003 Texas Bar Exam, prior to his graduation. Mr. Calzada passed the bar and was a licensed attorney upon graduation in May of 2003.
While in law school, Mr. Calzada was elected Vice-President of the Student Bar Association, the Hispanic Law Student Association Treasurer and was the the Aspiring Youth Committee Head from 2000-2002. Mr. Calzada was also selected to the Mock Trial Team and the Moot Court Team. Mr. Calzada was a 2002 Hippard Mock Trial Semi-Finalist.
Mr. Calzada was also recognized for his leadership and service by receiving the ExxonMobil Leadership Award in 2001 and the Dean’s Scholarship for Public Interest Work in 2002. Mr. Calzada spent the summer of 2002 as an intern for Lone Star Legal Aid, where he helped qualified clients in civil matters.
After graduation, Mr. Calzada worked at a Houston medical malpractice defense firm. While gaining civil trial experience, Mr. Calzada also developed an understanding of the human side to litigation. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Calzada worked at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, a non-profit law firm dedicated to representing those affected by domestic violence.
Using his experience gained as a civil litigator and a family law attorney, Mr. Calzada opened his private practice in 2006. As a solo practitioner, Mr. Calzada handled all aspects of his cases. He developed a deep understanding of the personal toll of intense family law litigation. Drawing upon his education in psychology, his work experience in family crisis intervention, and his legal skill from civil litigation and family law, Mr. Calzada was able to effectively counsel his clients in all aspects of divorce and family law cases.
Mr. Calzada was recognized for his efforts by being selected for the following awards:
- Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in Family Law for 2014 & 2015,
- Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyers for 2015
- HTexas Magazine Top Lawyers for 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
Mr. Calzada has now brought his experience and training to the firm. Offering a full range of divorce and family law services, Mr. Calzada seeks to provide the same excellent legal representation for which the firm is known.
Areas of Practice:
- Family Law & Divorce
- University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctorate, 2003
- The University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1998
Bar Admissions :
- Texas, 2003
Honors and Awards:
- “Houston’s Top Lawyers“, 2018, H Texas Magazine
- “Houston’s Top Lawyers“, 2018, H Texas Magazine
- “Houston’s Top Lawyers“, 2016, H Texas Magazine
- “Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star”, 2015, Super Lawyers®
- “Top Lawyers”, 2015, Houstonia Magazine
- “Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star“, 2014, Super Lawyers®
Certifications and Training:
- “Advanced Family Law Course” 2020, 22.25 hours, Texas State Bar
- Ordained Minister, 2010, Open Ministry
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section, Member
- College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
- Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, Member
- Open Ministry, Ordained Minister & Caucus Member
Our Client Testimonials
The decision to end my 25-year marriage was not an easy one, but hiring the Ramos Law Group was. From the initial consultation to the execution of the Divorce Decree everyone at the firm displayed the utmost professionalism and I was treated as if I was their only client. My attorney Lindsey, always provided precise legal guidance, was usually one step ahead of the opposing counsel, and had a superb understanding of how things would play out in the court room. Additionally, whenever my case needed a little extra horsepower, Mary provided that "surge" to keep things on track.
"Ms. Ramos and her entire staff worked with professionalism and compassion to guide me through the most difficult time of my life and to an outcome that was best for my family and myself. Ramos Law is incredible and I highly, highly recommend their services."
"I was recommended to see Mary Ramos for my on coming custody case,it was the best thing I could've done honestly.The Ramos law group was quick with emailed responses and telephone calls,informative with ANY questions I had and they also took action with what they thought would work,which it did,I had money troubles and they were still willing to help they sent me with a younger lawyer Lindsey Lewis to help save some money and she was the best!She knew what she was doing and Mary was still on my case to make sure things went smoothly and to catch any details Lindsey and I might have missed.All in all I am a very satisfied client and if I ever needed a family lawyer again I would come back.My case was won as I received primary for my daughter which is exactly what I asked for.If you're willing to listen to what they have to say and follow their guidance they're definitely worth hiring.I thought I wanted sole custody for my daughter and they explained that wasn't in the best interest for her and honestly they were right,they speak to you on a professional level and also a real level of how things are actually going to work and what could happen if you take a certain action.They definitely care about their clients and make their own bond with you,you're not just money in their pockets you turn into family. "
"I received excellent advice and representation from Ms. Lindsey Lewis. She kept me updated at every step of the process, and I never felt as if my case was set aside. I would hire The Ramos Law Group in the future. "
"I started my divorce with a lawyer who was not very responsive. My divorce case was complicated and needed more laborious scrutiny. Since the case was not moving forward I had to switch lawyers. Made the switch to Ramos Law group. Since the very first day Mary and her team have been very efficient and meticulous. Since the case was complicated the team had to go through myriads of pages in discovery. I was pleased with the legal team that helped us handle the paperwork in a very timely manner. All my questions were answered very promptly. The relay of information was easy with their software system. We finally had a law firm that we could trust. My divorce was finalized and I only have Mary and her team to thank for going through a difficult divorce. I would highly recommend the Ramos law group for their help and support for getting my life back on track. "