Jim Sánchez/ Conexión Del Rio

DEL RIO – When native Del Rioan, Gregorio Flores II, mapped out a five-year plan after graduating from Del Rio High School, college wasn’t necessarily a part of that plan.  “I never really thought about going to college.  I come from a family of builders, and that’s what I knew” said Flores.  Flores started his pursuit of an education at Southwest Junior College in Del Rio, where he received his associates degree. He then attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and received a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration.

“After obtaining my Bachelor’s, I felt I could do more.  I gained confidence in myself while attending college, dedicating my time and effort knowing I was gaining much more than a degree.  So, I then decided to go to law school.”

In 2009, Flores attended Texas Southern University— Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Three years later, Flores was conferred a Doctor of Law (JD).  Flores graduated at the top of his class and became a licensed attorney while attending law school.

Gregorio Flores II, his son and wife, Romina

It was while Flores was in pursuit of his business degree that his desire to own a business came into the picture, and after receiving his law degree, Flores knew that he would ultimately have his own practice. Flores decided to gain experience as an attorney before opening his own law practice. After his wife, Romina, a San Antonio native, agreed to move to Del Rio, Flores began working at the Law Offices of Jesus M. Dovalina, P.C. where he handled personal injury claims. After nearly six years of experience at the firm, Flores opened his own law office at the Historic Roswell Hotel, 125-A W. Garfield Street.  He officially opened the doors this past April.                    

Flores informed Conexión two reasons why he decided to move back to Del Rio when he had other opportunities in bigger cities. First, he wanted to be close to his family.  And second, he wanted to serve his community.  Flores currently serves as the vice president of Casa de La Cultura, Del Rio’s largest non-profit cultural center.  Flores handles injury cases involving 18-wheelers, auto accidents, and workplace injuries.  You may contact his office at 830-308-3088 for more information.