Karina Neira

Associate / Houston

P: 713.588.0446

As an associate at SBSB Eastham, Karina provides comprehensive legal analysis and support for Defense Base Act claims. Her professional journey led her to an immigration law firm, where she ardently advocated for individuals who often found themselves without a voice.

Karina wholeheartedly embraces the motto “querer es poder,” which translates to “where there is a will, there is a way.” This guiding philosophy underscores her remarkable versatility as an attorney. She possesses a unique talent for promptly and effectively addressing the diverse needs of her clients, earning a well-deserved reputation for her rapid and astute problem-solving abilities. Karina’s innate attention to detail, a defining trait of her approach, further enhances her capabilities as a dedicated attorney.

Karina’s journey to becoming an attorney evolved from a career as an auditor. Armed with a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Texas A&M International University, her multifaceted background and unwavering commitment to excellence shine through. Hailing from South Texas, her educational and cultural ties to the region enrich her perspective, enabling her to connect seamlessly with clients from diverse backgrounds. Beyond her professional pursuits, she derives immense joy from tennis, rollerblading, and holds a deep appreciation for mariachi music and the exhilarating world of Formula One racing.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Defense Base Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation


  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2023
    • Cum laude
    • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Qualified Student Representative
  • M.P.Acc., Texas A&M International University, 2018
    • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Member
  • B.B.A., Texas A&M International University, 2017
    • Cum laude

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Honors and Distinctions

  • Dean’s List
  • State Senator Judith Zaffirini Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • Tim Cole Endowed Scholarship
  • John & Cissy Ward Presidential Scholar
  • George W. & Sarah H. Dupree Award

Community Involvement

  • Dream Resource Center
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Texas Innocence Project


  • Fluent in Spanish