Omar was born and raised in Mission, Texas and graduated from Sharyland High School in 2004. Omar went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 2008 with a focus in Political Science and Psychology. While at Austin College, Omar was fortunate to study abroad in Western Europe and the former Soviet Union, even having an opportunity to visit the sarcophagus of the Chernobyl Nuclear Powerplant with his classmates.
Omar attended St. Mary’s University School of Law and obtained his license to practice law in November 2012. During his time at St. Mary’s, Omar proudly interned for the Fourth Court of Appeals and served in the Criminal Clinic Program under the leadership of distinguished Texas criminal attorneys Ms. Stephanie Stevens, Ms. Anne Burnham, and Mr. Mark Stevens.
Omar returned to the Rio Grande Valley and began working for the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office (“CCDA”) as a prosecutor in 2014 for the Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz (no relation). As one of the highlights of his career, Omar joined the Child Abuse Unit of the CCDA and prosecuted some of the worst community offenders under the direction of nationally recognized child abuse prosecutor Ms. Brandy Bailey.
Omar left the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office in 2017 to join the law firm of Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer, LLP (“CSRK”) in Brownsville, Texas; a firm he first worked for as a file clerk when he was eighteen years old. Omar is currently an associate with CSRK. Omar was honored to serve as President of the Cameron County Young Lawyer’s Association in 2018.
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