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​Sara Padua Cordúa is a native of Mexico City and immigrated to Houston with her family when she was 4 years old. After graduating from the Kinkaid School, Sara received her A.B. in Psychology from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law with honors.


After excelling at elite BigLaw firms, Sara Padua Cordúa ventured up with her brother Alejandro Padua as his Managing Partner at Padua Law Firm, PLLC. At Padua Law Firm, Mrs. Cordúa serves her myriad domestic and international clients at the highest level in select corporate, civil litigation, general counsel and immigration matters. She enjoys advising entrepreneurs with their startup businesses –including structuring their ventures, private equity, intellectual property, real estate, financing, and employment agreements, and has helped her clients go from formation to growth to exit. Mrs. Cordúa also works tirelessly to promote access to justice for all and has represented myriad victims of crime, fraud, or tragic events in their civil litigation claims to achieve justice.

Prior to her boutique private practice, Mrs. Cordúa began her legal career at Shearman & Sterling, Weil Gotshal, and Skadden Arps, where her representations included the development and financing of renewable energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas and beyond.

Sara is passionate about helping children and refugees as a pro bono attorney, including through volunteer work for Tahirih Justice Center, Kids in Need of Defense, and The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law.  Sara currently serves on the board of the Harvard University Club of Houston and has formerly served on the boards of the M.D. Anderson Family YMCA and Casa Cultural de las Americas.

Mrs. Cordúa is married to

Chef David Cordúa and they have

an almost two year old toddler

named Estella Sofia, their

“Star of Wisdom.”

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