Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza (DC&M) started in 1986 when Russell Davis and Ricardo Cedillo were having lunch at El Mirador Restaurant in San Antonio. Davis and Cedillo, who both left larger firms, had a vision to start a law firm that would meet their client’s needs without compromising quality and integrity. They wanted to create a firm that would provide their clients with unquestioned value and create an enjoyable working environment.
The firm’s founding partners have strong roots in the San Antonio area. Davis is a graduate of Jefferson High School and holds a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas (UT). Cedillo is a product of Holy Cross High School and graduate of St. Mary’s University and Harvard Law School.
Ron Mendoza, like Cedillo, is a Holy Cross High School alumnus, and a UT undergrad and law school graduate as well. He joined the firm in 1991 after years as a felony prosecutor in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, bringing substantial trial experience to insurance defense. Additional shareholders of the firm are Les J. Strieber III, Derick J. Rodgers, Brian L. Lewis and Brandy C. Peery.
Thirty-three years after its founding, DC&M is still committed to its original goals: to provide their clients with quality and integrity as well as unquestioned value. The firm’s diversity reflects the diversity of Bexar County, and its success is the clear result of a formula that has worked very well.