Larry Cleary joined our office in September 2014. He serves primarily as our Estate Planning Paralegal. 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.