Meet our Attorneys
R. Eric López
R. Eric López was born and raised in South Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science, with a specialization in Biology, from the University of Michigan in 2000. Eric earned his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Megan, for 15 years, and they have three beautiful children; Eric Jr., Jillian , and Julie. Eric loves the beach, fishing, and the outdoors. He is blessed to be a parishioner at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Mr. López worked for many years for large conglomerate personal injury firms in the Dallas area, and saw how the clients were sometimes lost in the shuffle; this inspired him to open his own firm. R.E. López and Associates, P.C. was founded in 2012 and has since helped thousands of people through the trauma from auto accidents. Mr. López prides himself on the personal attention clients receive.
Daniel Morales is a native of the DFW area, and was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in just 3 years from the University of Texas at Arlington, Dan earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.
Service to his community and to those in need have been the touchstones of Dan’s legal career. After representing the interests of injured clients at a large Dallas law firm for several years, he came to R. E. Lopez and Associates to join a practice more suitable to his desire to offer a truly personalized level of service to his clients. His practice is dedicated to a client first approach that consistently generates favorable results. Dan knows that effective negotiations in the personal injury field require aggressiveness and tenacity, and his record of trial successes is a testament to his attention to detail and commitment to preparation. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by fewer than 2% of Texas attorneys, and at R.E. Lopez and Associates, Dan serves as the firm’s litigation partner.
Dan and his wife Brandi have two sons, and they enjoy camping, skiing, and skydiving together, as well as spending time with the family’s two labs; Scout and Ranger.
Matthew Sercely is North Texas native, and stayed close to home for undergrad, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Dallas. He attended Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 2006-2009, and finished his law school career at SMU School of Law as a visiting student in 2009. Matthew began his law practice in Texas in 2009.
Matthew has spent his career handling personal injury cases. He is a meticulous advocate, consistently going above and beyond to address his client’s concerns while helping them navigate the complex and often frustrating legal system. R.E. Lopez and Associates is a firm designed with the client in mind, and Matthew’s ability to truly get to know his clients and understand their needs makes him a valuable asset to the firm’s personal injury practice.
Matthew and his wife Debbie have two children, and he enjoys camping and swimming with his young family. He is also an avid reader and a firm believer in life-long learning and personal improvement.
Kory Kingery was born and raised in Blue Ridge, Texas, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. Kory went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas in 2014, and has represented Plaintiffs exclusively since becoming licensed to practice.
Kory believes that the practice of law necessarily involves being active in his community, and being at the forefront defending the rights of the disenfranchised is the central focus of his professional career. His involvement in the American Civil Liberties Union working on issues ranging from voting rights to freedom of speech is illustrative of his commitment to justice and his belief in the legal system’s ability to improve society. His work at R.E. Lopez & Associates allows him to put those beliefs into action by consistently achieving positive results for his clients.
Kory is married to his college sweetheart, Haila, and the two enjoy spending time with their Chihuahuas and annually attending the Indianapolis 500.
R. Matthew Graham
Matthew Graham was born and raised in East Dallas, and he is a 1995 graduate of the University of North Texas. Matthew earned his law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law in 2000, and prior to joining R.E. Lopez & Associates, he was responsible for the litigation of business and subrogation cases for the nation’s 2nd largest auto insurer throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Matthew understands that a hands-on approach to the practice of law and a willingness to take the fight to the other side are the keys to success in personal injury litigation. Years spent watching the way the insurance industry works against the interests of families and individuals has sharpened his ability to recognize their tactics and hold them to account. He considers his opportunity to articulate and protect his client’s interests his highest calling. “Tragedy impacts everyone differently, but the common thread is the need for the client to be truly heard and to be given a voice. I advocate for the injured by learning what they need and focusing on how the legal system can meet those needs, can make them whole.”
Matthew is licensed to practice law in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma, and is admitted to practice before the US District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the District of Colorado. He and his wife Christy live in Fort Worth and are the proud parents of six.
Jennifer Clayton is a native of Alabama, but has lived in Texas since 2002. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Alabama, Jennifer earned her law degree from Baylor Law School and began practicing law in 2005. Jennifer has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in State and Federal courts, as both a trial and appellate attorney.
A firm believer in the U.S. Constitution and “justice for all,” Jennifer is a passionate and dedicated legal advocate for her clients. After working as an insurance defense attorney and seeing how the insurance industry values profit over people, Jennifer switched her focus to fighting for those injured due to the negligence of others and to holding libel parties—and their insurance companies—accountable for their actions and culpabilities.
Jennifer is the proud aunt of three Pomeranians and one Chihuahua, and, in her spare time, enjoys reading and playing Texas Hold ’em.
Cristina Rodriguez has been with our firm since July of 2012. Prior to joining our R.E. López family, she worked for other prestigious firms in the Dallas Area, where she was introduced to the Personal Injury industry. She also obtained an Associates Degree in Business Administration in 2011.
Cristina has gained experience in every department of the firm, escalading rapidly throughout the years. Her intelligence, dedication, and hard work have led her to achieve her current position as our Attorney Referral Coordinator. Cristina’s priority is to establish a relationship with both the client and the referring firm and to make sure that our referred cases are handled adequately. She is also in charge of the medical records Affidavits Department. Her experience, great customer service and communication skills are what makes her such an important part of the firm.
Cristina is married to Juan Rodriguez and has two wonderful sons, Kevin and Logan. She enjoys her spare shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
Isabel Gastañadui was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She is married to Alexander Gastañadui. She has two wonderful sons, Jose Garcia and Estevan Garcia; a beautiful daughter-in-law, Christy Garcia; and two adorable grandsons, Anthony and Jacob, with another grandbaby on the way!
She has 20 years of experience in personal injury, which she gained by working at different prestigious law firms in the Dallas area. She has gone from being a receptionist to running a pre-litigation department. Isabel has worked closely with Attorney Eric Lopez for the past 10 years. She joined R. E. Lopez & Associates on August 1st, 2012 and began working as the head of the Pre-Litigation department and also assisted in the Litigation Department. Isabel’s experience and commitment to the firm has earned her the position of Office Manager/Accountant for the firm. She has excellent communications skills with clients and the employees.
Isabel enjoys being around friends and family and likes being a role model. She loves dancing and enjoys being surrounded by positive influences. Her motto is: “Hard work is always appreciated and Leadership is action not a position!”
Yesi Leal is our Marketing Director and a Client-Coordinator at R.E. López & Associates, P.C. She obtained her Associates Degree in Arts with an Emphasis in Arts & Technology in 2010. Before joining our firm, she worked for an insurance company with a position in customer service and claims processing.
Yesi joined our R.E. López family in May of 2013. Since then, she has gained experience in most departments of the firm; from intake, to settlement disbursements, including experience in the litigation department. Along with other members of our Marketing team, Yesi also attends community outreach events and manages our social media sites. She is committed to assisting new clients with their needs after their initial consultation to make sure they get the medical treatment necessary and answers any questions they may have regarding the process of their case. Her knowledge, compassion, and ability to understand our clients’ needs, is what makes her an essential part of this firm.
Nancy Pizano-Pedraza was born and raised in Plainview, TX. She moved to the Dallas area in 2011 and joined our firm in July of 2012. Starting off as receptionist, she quickly gained her position as a Pre-Litigation case manager. Her dedication and hard work throughout the years has led her to achieve the Pre-Litigation Department Manager position in our firm. Nancy is an essential part of the firm as she alleviates the burden our clients’ experience when dealing with insurance companies by submitting their claims and assisting in their property damage claim as well. Nancy carefully monitors our client’s treatment from beginning to end and makes sure they receive the appropriate and necessary medical treatment. Nancy also helps build our cases by making sure all of the supporting evidence is in order before submitting demands.
Nancy is currently receiving higher education and will soon receive her degree in Human Resources. She recently married Juan Pedraza in February of 2016. On her spare time, Nancy enjoys spending time with her 6 siblings, mother, husband, and beautiful daughter, Nicole.