Lynette Boggs-Perez is an attorney and mediator representing individuals and facilitating settlements in family, child custody, child welfare and juvenile justice cases in eight counties throughout south Texas, including Bexar County. Before her life as a lawyer, Attorney Perez worked in both city and county government in Las Vegas, Nevada for 15 years. She is a former Assistant City Manager for the City of Las Vegas. In 1999, she became the first woman elected to lead a City Council ward in the history of that city. She is also a former Clark County Commissioner. President George W. Bush appointed her as one of his six citizen trustees of the United States Naval Academy to serve with 12 members of Congress. She is a past board member of the Miss America Organization.
Attorney Boggs-Perez received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in Public Administration, cum laude, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her Juris Doctorate degree at the age of 48 from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. She is a former judicial intern to the Honorable Rebecca Simmons of the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals; former judicial extern to Chief Justice Piper Griffin, Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Louisiana; and former law clerk in the trial division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She served both as a staff writer (Volume 42) and associate editor (Volume 43) of the St. Mary’s Law Journal. She is the 2012 recipient of the Judge Jack Miller Award, presented by the St. Mary’s Law Faculty Advocacy Committee and one of 10 in her law school graduation class inducted into the National Order of Barristers.
As a graduate student at the University of Oregon School of Journalism, Lynette Boggs-Perez, then Miss Portland, was crowned Miss Oregon 1989. She competed in and was a national finalist for the first ever Quality of Life Award presented at the 1990 Miss America Pageant.
Attorney Boggs-Perez is the District 7 Trustee and Board Secretary of the Judson Independent School District. She serves on the Board of the Law Alumni Association of St. Mary’s University and was the 2018 President of the Black Alumni Law Association (BALA) of St. Mary’s Law School. Attorney Boggs-Perez holds professional memberships in the Texas Bar College, San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and San Antonio Black Lawyers Association. Attorney Boggs-Perez is one of two recipients of the 2018 “Future Legends In the Law” Award presented by the San Antonio Black Lawyers Association. She is a volunteer mediator at the Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center.
Attorney Boggs-Perez and her husband Eli are the co-owners of Circle E & L Construction LLC, a construction and remodeling company. Together, they are the parents of eight and the grandparents of seven.