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Lizy Santiago

Attorney Lizy Santiago is a mother of four who was born in Chicago, Illinois to Puerto Rican parents. She was raised mostly in Puerto Rico until the age of 12, when her family relocated permanently to the continental United States. Ms. Santiago spent her teenage years in Florida and Texas, graduating from J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston.

Meet the Team

Ms. Santiago earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from the University of Houston in 1992, and entered South Texas College of Law that fall. She married in the winter and had her first child a year later. She attended law school at night and worked during the day to help support her family. In January 1996, during her final semester of law school, she began law clerking for David Matthews at the firm in which he was then a longtime partner. She joined Mr. Matthews when he moved to found his own firm, Matthews & Associates. Fully fluent in Spanish, she is a vital part of the firm, which has represented many Spanish-speaking clients across the country as well as in other parts of the world.

Attorney Lizy Santiago explains in Spanish

Dangerous Drug Litigation Experience

In 1998, Ms. Santiago worked on the first round of fen-phen diet drug litigation. Since then she has helped foster the growth of the pharmaceutical litigation department. She has headed several drug litigation dockets, including Fen-Phen 1, Rezulin, Serzone, Vioxx (Puerto Rico), Zyprexa, Seroquel, Bextra / Celebrex and Avandia.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Chemicals & Cosmetics
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1996
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas


South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1996
University of Houston Clear Lake
Major: Legal Studies