Orlando “Jay” Juarez is a partner in McCall’s San Antonio office. Since joining the firm as an associate in 2016 and being named a partner in 2023, he has devoted his practice to serving exclusively as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel and trustee’s counsel on debt financings by public entities—primarily cities, counties, and school districts. Jay has an innate ability to digest complex information and articulate clear and concise legal advice to clients.
Prior to joining McCall, Jay was an associate attorney at a respected law firm in South Texas that primarily serves as general counsel to school districts. While at his prior firm, he assisted school districts, appraisal districts, and other political subdivisions of the State with a wide range of legal issues—ranging from employment law matters to contractual disputes. Four years after becoming a licensed attorney, Jay took a lead role in drafting briefs for submission to the Texas Supreme Court in the matter of Clint Independent School District v. Marquez et al. The case, which involved a suit alleging unconstitutional intra-district funding, was ultimately won.
A native of Laredo, Texas, Jay began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Webb and Zapata County District Attorney’s Office.
Highlights & Notable Transactions
- Representative clients include: school districts, cities, counties and higher education
Professional & Community Affiliations
Member, Southern District of Texas
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Member, Texas Young Lawyer’s Association
Member, Texas Exes
Member, National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys (2012-2016)
Staff Member, TEXAS HISPANIC JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLICY (2009-2010)
The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 2010
The University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., 2007
RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS
Licensed Customs Broker (2014-2016)