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Valerie R. Auger

valerie.auger@kempsmith.com915.533.4424/915.546.5360
Email: valerie.auger@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915.533.4424 / Fax: 915.546.5360
Overview

Valerie R. Auger is a partner in the firm’s Trial Department. She handles legal matters from the claims-stage through trial and appeal. Her practice focuses on healthcare liability, wrongful death and personal injury claims, premises liability, insurance defense, and general civil litigation.

Ms. Auger has represented commercial and industry clients, including individuals and sole proprietors, as well as various corporate entities. She has defended local and national clients from a variety of business sectors, including the transportation industry – commercial motor carriers, railroads, and automobile manufacturers – the oil and gas industry, and the hospitality industry, among others.

Prior to rejoining Kemp Smith, Ms. Auger was a shareholder at a local law firm specializing largely in transportation law. She also served with the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Frank Montalvo.


PRACTICE AREAS

Credentials

EDUCATION

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
  • Marquette University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999
  • College of William and Mary, M.A., 2003

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Federal Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 2011
  • New Mexico, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit