Ronald G. Hole, a named partner, first practiced as a lawyer in the United States Navy. After serving four years in the Navy, Mr. Hole joined the McAllen law firm of Atlas & Hall, where Mr. Hole eventually became a partner. Mr. Hole was a litigation attorney who handled all types of litigation, but primarily insurance defense and medical malpractice defense cases. While at Atlas & Hall, Mr. Hole tried numerous jury trials. Mr. Hole practiced in county courts at law, state district courts and federal district courts. Mr. Hole also practiced before state and federal courts of appeal.
Mr. Hole left Atlas & Hall in July of 1992 to start his own firm, The Law Offices of Ronald G. Hole, in order to concentrate mainly in the medical negligence area of the law. In 1993, Micaela Alvarez, who worked with Mr. Hole at Atlas and Hall joined the firm. She left the firm when appointed by Governor George Bush, to become the first female District Court Judge in Hidalgo County, Texas. Governor Bush appointed Judge Alvarez to the 139th Judicial District Court, Hidalgo County, Texas.
Mr. Hole became board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury law and civil trial law in 1992. In 1997, after returning to private practice, Micaela Alvarez and Ronald G. Hole formed a partnership and the name of the firm changed to Hole & Alvarez, L.L.P. The firm tried lawsuits and handled litigation in Cameron, Hidalgo, Kleberg, Maverick, Starr, Willacy, Jim Wells, Duval, Nueces and surrounding counties. The current firm covers the same areas in addition to Travis County and El Paso County.
Subsequently, Micaela Alvarez retired from the firm and was appointed by President George Bush to become a federal district court judge, and she was initially assigned to the Laredo Division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She later transferred to the McAllen Division.
In 2015, Javier Alvarez-Martinez, Judge Alvarez’ son, joined the firm as a partner and he is licensed in both Florida and Texas. Mr. Alvarez practices primarily in Austin, Texas and assists with matters in Travis County as well as in the Rio Grande Valley.
In 2019, Nelda V. Treviño joined the firm as an associate. Nelda had previously worked at Hole & Alvarez, L.L.P. as a legal assistant for a number of years. During that period of time she attended depositions, trials and hearings in addition to her legal assistant duties. She later attended law school in Houston, and returned to the Rio Grande Valley to practice law. She has finally returned home to work at Hole & Alvarez, L.L.P.
Cheryl D. Hole and Adriana B. Maddox are “of counsel” to the firm. Both attorneys have considerable courtroom experience and assist the firm when the need arises.