Attorney Selina Alaniz is a native of Mission, Texas, located in the Rio Grande Valley. Selina earned her dual degrees of Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University, where she clerked for the Washington Legal Foundation in Washington, D.C, and the Law Office of Gene Walters in Lubbock, Texas, focusing on criminal defense. During law school, Selina was a staff editor for the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal and competed in a national moot court competition where her team ranked third regionally.
Selina has dedicated her career to defending clients in the practice of criminal law and immigration for twelve years and understands the economic and human costs a criminal conviction can have on a person's life. Throughout her years of practicing immigration law, Selina has represented individuals throughout the United States who are unable to return to his or her home country because of the threat of violence and persecution.
Selina is committed to restore justice and stopping the criminalization of poverty. Criminal justice reform takes place both inside and outside the courtroom by engaging in programs to assist in understanding the consequences of criminal convictions and being proactive in solutions to ensure individuals are geared toward a path of success upon leaving the justice system. Selina believes that all people should be treated fairly and equally both in and out of the courtroom. She will apply her knowledge and experience to the position as Judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law 6 while treating everyone with dignity and respect.