El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


6001 W. Parmer Lane, Suite 370-134, 
Austin, TX 78727
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Elisa Samaniego

Email: elisa.samaniego@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915-533-4424 / Fax: 915-546-5360

Elisa Samaniego is an associate in the firm's trial department.  A native El Pasoan, Elisa received her B.B.A. in Finance and International Business from the University of Texas at El Paso.  She attended Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center on a full tuition scholarship and graduated from LSU Law with her J.D. and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law.  

During law school, Elisa interned at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.  Elisa also participated in the STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response) Clinic and the Immigration Law Clinic.  She received a CALI award for her work in the Immigration Law Clinic.  She was the co-founder of the Hispanic Law Students Association and the president of the Immigration Law Association.  During her second year of law school, Elisa studied at Universite Jean Moulin in Lyon, France, and earned a Graduate Diploma in European and International Business Law.  She is on the board of Sociedad Cultural de Espana and volunteers for the Sun Bowl Association.




  • LSU Law, J.D. and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law
  • University of Texas at El Paso, B.B.A. Finance and International Business


  • Texas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


  • CASA of El Paso Board of Directors
  • Progress 321 Board of Directors 
  • Sun Bowl Association - Volunteer 
  • UTEP COBA Alumni Network Board