Melany Candelaria

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About Melany

Litigation Paralegal

As a litigation paralegal, Melany Candelaria’s role is to handle everything related to  the case from filing the lawsuit to getting the case ready for trial. She has over 15 years of experience working in the medical and educational fields, so she’s an excellent resource for injured clients who don’t necessarily know what their next steps should be.

Mrs. Candelaria’s empathy and experience help clients navigate both the medical and legal systems with the care and dignity they deserve. She understands that potential clients have questions — she’ll do everything she can to get them the answers they’re looking for.

Mrs. Candelaria’s goal is to help clients close tough chapters of their lives and move on to better ones. The best reward, she thinks, is the ability to help connect people with the care they need.


Universidad Anáhuac
Juris Doctor – Mexican Law
The University of Texas at Austin
Paralegal Certificate – Law
The University of Texas School of Law
LL.M – Law

Proud Member of:

Texas Bar College
Texas Law Years Association

Employment History

Power of Attorney and Visas Dept.
Mexican Consulate in Austin | 2006 – 2007
Press Attache
Mexican Embassy in China | 2007 – 2009

Pastrana & Garcia Law Firm

Paralegal / Case Manager and Office Administrator | 2009 – 2019 Managing Partner | 2019 – Present

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian
Birth Information:
1982, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
Professional Memberships and Associations:
Texas Bar Collage
Pro Bono Service:
Centro de Detención Karnes Texas Clínicas de Asesoría Gratuita, Consulado de México en Austin, 2019 – 2020