Meet our team
In 2002, Cimarron graduated cum laude with a BA in Government Studies from the University of Notre Dame. He worked at the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio and the Austin office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn before heading to Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor. In law school, he served on the Ave Maria Law Review as a senior editor and graduated magna cum laude with a JD in 2007. After passing the Texas bar exam, he began a three‐year clerkship with The Honorable George P. Kazen, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division.
In Laredo, he became active at St. Peter's Catholic Church, volunteering and serving as a religious education teacher and youth minister. This ministry inspired him to discern the Catholic priesthood. So in 2010, he left his legal position and entered Assumption Seminary in San Antonio. While in seminary, he completed a BA in Pastoral Ministry, graduating summa cum laude from the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) in 2012. After graduation from MACC, he left seminary to attend to family responsibilities and resume his legal practice.
Cimarron's practice focuses primarily on Estate Planning, the process of crafting a thoughtful written plan to distribute one's wealth at death and manage it upon incapacity, and Probate, but Cimarron also handles uncontested Divorce, Real Estate, and Business Formation matters.
Cimarron’s primary mission is to help people avoid the pitfalls of failing to plan for death and incapacity by educating them about their estate planning options, often bringing to light situations frequently overlooked, and encouraging them to take the initiative to plan now, so they or their loved ones do not have to pay later. Cimarron’s goal is to make sure everyone he serves, regardless of background, has a professionally crafted estate plan that incorporates his or her values. With this plan in place, his clients can finally achieve the peace of mind that comes with putting their final affairs in order.
Cimarron regularly presents a FREE and informational Estate Planning Seminar to various churches and local associations, like the Knights of Columbus. If you would like to schedule Cimarron to present at your church, small group, or association, please contact our office for more information.
Cimarron is registered at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in San Antonio, but spent 25+ years as a member Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Selma, TX. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He sits on the Selma City Planning & Zoning Committee, Board of Directors for the Guadalupe County MHMR Board, Inc., Guadalupe County Housing Development, Inc. Board, and Guadalupe County Bar Association as President. His hobbies and interests include politics, home improvement, and traveling. He is happily married to Mallory D. Gilson, a San Antonio veterinarian at Lincoln Heights Animal Hospital, with one daughter, Clare Mary DiRosa Gilson born on December 15, 2017, and one son, Henry Joseph Gilson, expected on July 15, 2019.
Larry Cleary joined our office in September 2014. He was born and raised in New York but has considered himself a Texan for over 30 years. He comes to our firm with unique life and professional experiences that enhance his ability to assist our clients in a variety of ways. After high school, Larry joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served honorably as a non-commissioned officer. He then attended college before beginning a career with the U.S. Postal Service. As a postal employee, Larry served his colleagues for 12 years as a Chief Steward and Workers Compensation Specialist for the American Postal Workers Union in San Antonio, where he routinely represented and protected the rights of fellow postal workers during the collective bargaining process and before administrative board hearings.
After retiring from the Postal Service, Larry chose to pursue a career in the legal field, taking the logical step of pursuing a paralegal education so he could use his vast experience representing others to benefit the public at large. During and after obtaining a college degree in paralegal studies with an emphasis in non-lawyer advocacy, in which he graduated with Presidential Honors, Larry chose to serve the less fortunate as a Paralegal Volunteer for the Law Offices of Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid.
Larry is married with one daughter and two grandsons. He served on the Paralegal Advisory Committee for San Antonio College for 8 years, is a member of Cibolo Valley First Baptist Church. His many hobbies include boating, golf, reading, Bible study, spending time with family, and eating tacos.
Larry brings many years of legal experience to our firm. When asked to explain the law, Larry will tell you that law is much like a quilt; each area of law is like a patch on the quilt, where each patch is connected to another as one. Larry’s goal is consistent with that of our office – to protect the rights of our clients by shielding them with the quilt of law. Larry is a tremendous asset to our office, and we are fortunate he has chosen to team with us.
We are happy to welcome our newest team member, Cherokee Cooper-Massar, serving as our newest Paralegal. Hailing from the Seguin, TX area, she completed her paralegal studies degree at San Antonio College in the Summer of 2019 and will start her next degree in the fall. Married with 4 children, she has been a fantastic add to our team.