Vice President and General Counsel
Ms. Escamilla has served as Vice President and General Counsel at the University of
the Incarnate Word since 2006.
A member of the President’s Executive Council, Ms. Escamilla is responsible for directing
all legal matters that pertain to the University and its two high schools (Saint Anthony
Catholic High School and Incarnate Word High School), including facilities, personnel
and students. She is admitted to the State Bar of Texas, the U.S. District Courts
for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the United States Fifth Circuit
Court of Appeals.
Ms. Escamilla is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal
Injury Trial Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas District 15 Grievance
Committee, an appointment that runs through 2008. She is also a member of the State
Bar of Texas, the San Antonio Bar Association, the American Corporate Counsel Association
and the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association. She previously served on the Board
of Directors of the Houston Hispanic Bar Association.
Prior to joining Incarnate Word, Ms. Escamilla served as a corporate senior legal
counsel for a Fortune 200 company managing all aspects of corporate risk and litigation
throughout state and federal courts in the U.S. She was previously in private practice
with a law firm and several insurance companies’ staff counsel operations as a trial
attorney handling civil litigation.
A native of San Antonio who graduated from Highlands High School, Ms. Escamilla holds
the J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She also has a Bachelor of Science
in Advertising from UT-Austin.