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Nefi Lopez

Managing Partner

P: 713-334-3333

F: 956-413-5563

Nefi Lopez grew up in Tomball, Texas – a small town about an hour north of Houston. In high school, Nefi excelled at both athletics and academics. Nefi graduated towards the top of his high school class; in sports, Nefi and the Klein Bearkats won several district and area championships in both football and track and field. Nefi competed in sports while also participating in Klein’s interscholastic Speech and Debate team and was a member of the Klein Band as a saxophone player. Following his high school career, Nefi attended Houston Christian University as one of the program’s inaugural football team members and played fullback and defensive line for the Huskies under head coach Vic Shealy.

In college, Nefi’s academic success continued. Along with competing on the football team, Nefi competed in the university’s mock trial program, representing the university, then known as Houston Baptist University, around the country. As the captain of the Husky Mock Trial Team, Nefi competed and won numerous national tournaments and received numerous awards as an advocate and a witness. Nefi was also a member of various honor societies and graduated with a bachelor’s degree with a focus in Governmental studies and Rhetorical Studies.

After graduation from Houston Christian University, Nefi attended law school at South Texas College of Law, Houston. In law school, Nefi quickly became a member of the law school’s nationally recognized mock trial and moot court programs under Dean T. Gerald Treece and Rob Galloway. Just after his first year of law school, Nefi won the T. Gerald Treece Summer Trial academy and received the only Best Speaker Award. Nefi went on to win the T. Gerald Treece Summer Trial academy again the year after. Ultimately, Nefi competed as a varsity advocate in over 16 mock trial and moot court competitions across the country.

Soon after taking the bar, Nefi received his license to practice law in Texas from the State Bar of Texas. Following graduation from law school and taking the Texas Bar, Nefi worked as an associate attorney at an elite personal injury firm where he received immediate and invaluable experience under the leadership of highly esteemed lawyers. Since then, Nefi founded his law firm, Lopez Franco PLLC, where he helps Texans get the help they need after becoming injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Nefi works as a lawyer by day and by night as a coach for the mock trial and moot court teams for his alma maters, South Texas College of Law, Houston and Houston Christian University. Additionally, Nefi is actively involved in the legal community and is a proud member of the Hispanic Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Mexican American Bar Association, Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, Hispanic National Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

As a licensed attorney, Nefi continues to work on a wide range of cases in civil litigation, representing people injured as a result of the negligence and carelessness of others. Who you hire matters, so let Nefi help you.  


  • Million Dollar Advocates
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Bar Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • Federal – Southern District of Texas
  • Federal – Norther District of Texas
  • Federal – Western District of Texas
  • Federal – Eastern District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit of the United States of America


  • Houston Christian University, Bachelor of Government and Rhetorical Studies
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Juris Doctor