Diamond McCarthy Partner Sofia Adrogué was recently asked to serve as Master of Ceremonies and
Speaker of Catholic Extension’s Spirit of Francis Houston dinner gala on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
At the fourth annual gathering honoring the late Fr. Antonio “T.J.” Martinez, S.J. as recipient of the 2020
“Spirit of Francis” award, Sofia spoke alongside other dignitaries and speakers including, Most Reverend
Joseph A. Fiorenza (Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston), Father Jack Wall (President, Catholic
Extension), Trey Martinez, and Most Reverend Curtis J. Guillory, S.V.D. (Bishop of Beaumont).
Past recipients of the award include current Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott Most Reverend Joseph A.
Fiorenza (Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston) and most recently, Most Reverend Curtis J. Guillory,
S.V.D. (Bishop of Beaumont).
About Catholic Extension
Founded in 1905, Catholic Extension works with those most underprivileged in America’s poorest regions
to support, encourage and build transformative Catholic faith communities. The organization funds
seminarian education, the building and repairing of churches, salary subsidies for priests and religious
sisters, religious education and other ministries, in addition to other critical needs.
To read more about Catholic Extension, click here.
About Sofia Adrogué
A native of Argentina and counsel of 25 plus years, Sofia is a trial partner with Diamond McCarthy LLP, a
national business litigation and insolvency boutique. She represents clients in all industries, ranging from
entrepreneurs to multinational conglomerates with worldwide business holdings. She serves as an
advocate and a facilitator, resolving a litany of issues for diverse parties. Having handled matters arising in
Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, and Texas, among other venues, she has obtained favorable
judgments and settlements on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. state and federal courts and
in ADR proceedings. She is a frequent CLE Speaker and/or Chair (over 125) and publisher (over 120). She
envisioned and created the TEXAS BUSINESS LITIGATION treatise (ALM 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019), now in
its 4th Edition, serves as its Editor, and is the Chair of the TEXAS BUSINESS LITIGATION CLES. Adrogué has
been profiled by many publications, including Texas Lawyer (one of Texas’ Top “40 Under 40”), Texas
Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine (“Texas Super Lawyer”), Latino Leaders Magazine (“The Justice
Professionals,” “Top Latino Partners in the U.S.,” “The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers,” “Top Latino
Lawyers,” and “Most Powerful Women in Law”), and Houston Woman Magazine. She serves as the CoHost & Co-Producer of LATINA VOICES—SMART TALK. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School
Owner/President Management Program, an alumna of the Harvard Business School, and received her J.D.
from the University of Houston Law Center, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif and Barons, and her B.A.
from Rice University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, both on full academic scholarships.