Raul Steven Pastrana

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About Raúl


Mr. Raúl Steven “Steve” Pastrana has been practicing law for 30 years and has focused on personal injury cases for most of his career. He is recognized statewide as part of the team of plaintiff lawyers who won one of the top 10 settlements in Texas history, in which the plaintiffs’ attorneys secured over $100,000,000 for their clients.

Mr. Pastrana mostly takes on major injury claims, such as construction accidents, work-related injuries, 18-wheeler accidents, and injuries caused by drunk drivers and distracted drivers.

Mr. Pastrana is licensed to practice law in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico, and he has handled wrongful death cases in each of these states. Mr. Pastrana was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and is fluent in Spanish. He regularly travels to Mexico to visit clients and friends. Mr. Pastrana enjoys playing with his dog, Kenji, at many of the public parks around Austin. He also enjoys traveling, fishing, and spending time with his son in Portland, Oregon.


University of Denver College of Law
Denver, Colorado
Masters of Taxation
University of Denver College of Law

Denver, Colorado J.D.

Law Journal: University of Denver
Journal of International Law and Policy
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado B.S.



Employment History

Touche Ross (Deloitte & Touche)
Tax Consultant | 1983 – 1984

Kutak Rock
Associate | 1987 – 1990

Kemp Smith Ducan & Hammond
Associate | 1990 – 1992
Languages: Spanish, English

Birth Information:
El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Mexican Community Center of Austin, 2001 – 2005
Pro Bono Service:
Consulting Attorney – Mexican Consulate, 1999 – Present

Awards & Honors

Steve Pastrana has received several awards and honors during his outstanding career. Some of them are: 

Admissions to CO, TX and NM Bar




U.S. Court of
Appeals 5th Circuit




U.S. Court of
Appeals 10th Circuit


U.S. District Court Western
District of Texas


U.S. Tax Court


New Mexico


U.S. District Court
Southern District of Texas


U.S. District Court
District of Colorado