El Paso

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


2905 San Gabriel St, Suite 205, 
Austin, TX 78705
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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Valerie R. Auger

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

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.

Valerie 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.

Valerie was named a 2021 Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters.




  • 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


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


  • 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

Professional & Civic Involvement

Paso del Norte Children's Development Center - Board of Directors