Advocating for the business professional, injured, disabled, veterans and the accused.
Practicing a vast area of law at Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., we take a team-oriented approach in representing our clients. Central Texans ourselves, we understand the legal needs of our neighbors. Our professional backgrounds and education include construction, engineering and medicine, all of which means we can offer you a diverse, knowledgeable and experienced legal team. With more than 50 years of legal experience in Texas law, Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P. is the legal team you can trust.
Experienced in veteran benefit appeals, claims and other legal processes involving the Veterans Administration. MBA Advocates are dedicated to serving our service members and veterans.
JAY R. BEATTY, PARTNER
Jay Beatty is both a trial and transactional lawyer experienced in business and commercial law, consumer law, construction law, personal injury, probate, wills and real estate law. A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Jay was admitted and licensed as an attorney and counselor at law by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1990. He is a member of the Bell County Bar Association and the Texas Land Title Association.
Jay earned a bachelor degree in building construction and engineering from John Brown University in 1982. Prior to obtaining his law degree, Jay was a project engineer and project manager overseeing the construction of multi-million-dollar office buildings, hospitals and hotel projects.
Utilizing his vast experience as a construction project manager and trial and transactional attorney, Jay expresses his client’s claims, demands and viewpoints to juries, judges and those on the other side of the table with passion, understanding, and fortitude.
MANUEL ALCOZER, PARTNER
Manuel Alcozer is an experienced trial lawyer and is board-certified in Social Security Disability Advocacy by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives and the State Bar College. Manuel prides himself on helping Social Security disability and personal injury clients, by helping on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay any legal fees upfront.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Manuel was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1992. A former health care provider, Manuel worked at Metroplex Hospital and Scott & White Memorial Hospital as a respiratory therapist from 1983 to 1989. During this period, he also earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in finance and economics from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 1988.
Manuel focuses his practice on Social Security disabilities, personal injury, consumer law, commercial litigation, and family law. He is a member of the State Bar College and the Bell County Bar Association. Hablamos espanol.
GLENN W MICHALK, OF COUNSEL
Native Texan Glenn W. Michalk was admitted and licensed as an attorney and counselor at law in all the courts in Texas by the Supreme Court of Texas on May 18, 1970. He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston College of Law in 1970 and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Houston in 1966. Before private practice, Glenn served as the city attorney for Killeen and assistant district attorney for Bell County District Attorney’s Office.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and currently assists the firm as Of Counsel on matters relating to personal injury, real estate, probate and business matters.
JESSE T. HERNANDEZ, ASSOCIATE
From an early age, Jesse Hernandez knew he wanted to be an attorney. However, Jesse was doubtful he would ever get an opportunity to go to law school. “I was raised in a single-parent household by my mother. She had a very strong work ethic and worked two jobs just to make ends meet. She always told me ‘You can be anything you want to be if you work hard,’” says Jesse. Her words turned out to be Jesse’s most valuable life lesson.
To help support his family, Jesse began his first job at a Temple restaurant at the age of thirteen. Starting at an entry-level position at Scott & White Hospital, Jesse worked his way up through several departments, while also earning an Associate Degree of Applied Sciences in Nursing, an Associate of Liberal Arts, and a Certification in Surgical Technology from Temple College. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and became a Registered Nurse. Jesse continued to excel academically. At Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, he received the prestigious MacLean Boulware Graduate Award and a teaching assistantship in the legal research and writing department.
Licensed to practice law in Texas since 2004, Jesse is proud to assist clients in matters concerning family law, personal injury, criminal misdemeanors and general civil litigation. “I have the privilege to work with a dynamic team of attorneys at MBA. We’re not only co-workers, we’re family,” says Jesse.
ROBERT “ALEX” BASS, ASSOCIATE
A graduate of Belton High School, native Central Texan Robert “Alex” Bass can personally relate to the multifaceted and sometimes ominous challenges that face business owners today. No stranger to back-breaking laborious work, Alex grew up working in his family’s local business, R.K. Bass Electric Inc. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University and double majoring in Business Management and Communications, Alex returned to central Texas to work alongside his family as the Business Manager supervising multi-million dollar electrical construction projects and the company’s safety program.
However, law school beckoned Alex back to school, where at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law he earned numerous academic awards and law competitions including: the OU Order of Solicitors, OU American Jurisprudence Award for Trail Techniques and Antitrust I, OCU CALI Academic Award for Legal Research and Writing II. After graduating with honors (Magna Cum Laude), Alex returned home to practice law in Central Texas.
The combination of academics, real life work experience, and in-depth knowledge of the construction industry provides Alex with a highly diverse and unique range of expertise for assisting clients with business, contractual consumer law; personal injury; probate and wills; real estate; disability benefits; and veterans benefits.
3106 S. W.S. Young Dr.
Bld. D, Ste. 401
Killeen, TX 76542
By Appointment Only:
1821 Everton Drive
Temple, TX 76504
Local: 254.781.0515 ★ Toll free: 800.461.7291
Contact our firm today to book an initial consultation.
We offer free consultations in the area of Personal Injury, Family Law, and Social Security/VA Disability.
Call 254.781.0515 or toll free at 800.461.7291. Hablamos español.
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