Cesar Ornelas was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is the son of Cesar and Belia Ornelas. In Mr. Ornelas’s early years, he was raised in a mobile home park in Kyle, Texas. It was during this time that Mr. Ornelas and his father would go around selling watermelons in order to provide for his family. Through this life lesson, Mr. Ornelas learned the value of hard work and discipline. These values translated through to his education through both college and law school, during which Mr. Ornelas supported himself by successfully starting and operating multiple companies.
Mr. Ornelas started to practice law after graduating from St. Mary’s Law School in record time. Mr. Ornelas has been handling catastrophic personal injury and death cases since his first day in practice. Since becoming a lawyer, Mr. Ornelas has done significant work for his clients throughout the state of Texas and the United States.
In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Texas, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Cesar Ornelas has been named as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States and less than1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
In the spring of 2021, Cesar was selected to be a part of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, an invitation-only program extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.