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About Lynette Perez

Lynette Boggs Perez is a juvenile and child welfare attorney and a family law mediator. She represents children and facilitates settlements in both criminal and child protection disputes in eight counties throughout south Texas, including Bexar County. Before her life as a lawyer, Lynette worked in both city and county government in Las Vegas, Nevada for 15 years.  She is a former Assistant City Manager for the City of Las Vegas.  In 1999 she became the first woman elected to lead a City Council ward in the history of that city.  She is also a former Clark County Commissioner.  President George W. Bush appointed her as one of his six trustees of the United States Naval Academy to serve with six members of the US House of Representatives and six members the US Senate, including the late Senator John McCain.  She is a past board member of the Miss America Organization.

Lynette received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master's Degree in Public Administration, cum laude, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She received her Juris Doctorate degree at the age of 48 from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio.  She is a former judicial intern to the Honorable Rebecca Simmons of the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals; former judicial extern to Chief Justice Piper Griffin, Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Louisiana; and former law clerk in the trial division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.  She served both as a staff writer (Volume 42) and associate editor (Volume 43) of the St. Mary's Law Journal.  She is the 2012 recipient of the Judge Jack Miller Award, presented by the St. Mary's Law Faculty Advocacy Committee and one of 10 in her law school graduation class inducted into the National Order of Barristers.

As a graduate student at the University of Oregon School of Journalism, Lynette Boggs, then Miss Portland, was crowned Miss Oregon 1989.  She competed in and was a national finalist for the first ever Quality of Life Award presented at the 1990 Miss America Pageant.

She is the author of FINDING GOD IN SIN CITY:  A Woman's Journey From Losing It All to Discovering Life's True Riches (HigherLife Publishing).  She is a member of the Law Alumni Association of St. Mary's University School of Law and is the 2018-2019 President of the Black Alumni Law Association.  In 2018, she was one of two recipients of the FUTURE LEGENDS OF THE LAW AWARD, presented by the San Antonio Black Lawyers Association for her work representing children in child protection and juvenile matters.  She is a keyboardist and worship leader at New Life Fellowship Church in Universal City.  Each year, Lynette provides more than 50 hours of pro bono mediation services as a volunteer mediator at the Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center.  She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and a proud "Army Brat" whose late father was a career 30-year soldier. 


 Lynette is married to general contractor Eli Perez and together they are the parents of 8, seven of which are now adults, and 7 grandchildren.  The couple resides in Converse with their cat Brady and dog Justice.

Lynette and Eli Perez

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