AK Houston Personal Injury Lawyer

Andrew Kumar


I started the AK Law Firm because I was tired of seeing how most law firms treat their clients. Most people know a friend or family member who hired an attorney who never called them, never provided them case updates, took most of the money from the settlement, or many other things that put the law firm’s interests before the client. I started the AK Law Firm because I know it doesn’t have to be this way. I have created a new approach to personal injury law that puts the clients interests first and I have found that this process obtains the best results.

I originally went to school to study medicine. I wanted to be a doctor because I wanted to help people. While I realized that becoming a doctor wasn’t for me, my desire to help people never changed.
Clients are often surprised how much their lives can be changed by an injury. It can actually be one of the most challenging moments in your life. You are in pain, you might be missing work, which means you cannot make rent and it can make you feel hopeless. I started the AK Law Firm to help people in this time of need. During this time, you need to be taken care of by a team that cares about you, and doesn’t just care about the money your case can make them.

With the AK Law Firm you will get a team that cares about you as a person. I have selected my team full of people that care about people. You will get a team that will make sure you get the medical treatment you need. You will get a team that will make sure we maximize your case so that you get the best result possible. And, you will get a team that will treat you like a person, not a number.

I started this law firm to be different – to be better. We promise to take care of you the way you would want. And, we have found, when we do that, we see the best results out there and our clients are not only clients, but they really become part of the AK family.

Dawn Walker

Dawn Walker

Dawn Walker is the hard-working and vibrant daughter of two retired educators with an immense understanding of how important development and empowerment are.  Dawn is the proud mother of two young children and has been in the industry for almost 14 years, with over 7 years at the executive level.  Dawn previously established a consulting and management company with a focus on offering dynamic solutions to business owners emphasizing her Christian-based organization with an incredible love of God and the utmost respect for people.   Dawn has had the opportunity to assist in the planning, building, and quality control of several Houston-based law firms over the last many years. Dawn is all about investing in and professionally developing people so that everyone can reach their goals and gain success together.  Prior to beginning her career in the legal industry, Dawn had the privilege of working with the Department of Defense in and around the country.  Dawn wants to make the largest and most positive impact on the industry while always maintaining integrity and professionalism.  One of Dawn’s favorite quotes – “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the USA

Deborah Rodriguez

“Deborah is the proud daughter of two immigrant parents from Mexico. She was born and raised in Texas, where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology at the University of Houston. At just 19 years old, Deborah began her legal career with AK Law Firm as a case manager helping individuals suffering from injuries caused by the negligence of others get the treatment and the compensation they deserve. While handling a variety of personal injury cases, such as car accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, and premises liability cases, she has developed her experience and passion for helping others and has decided to pursue a career as a personal injury attorney.”

Deborah Rodriguez
Jeimmy Galindo

Jeimmy Galindo

My name is Jeimmy Galindo. I grew up in Los Angeles, California and now I’m based out of Houston, Texas. I am happily married and have a beautiful baby girl. I’ve been doing personal injury law since 2009. I initially started as a paralegal but eventually made my way to the marketing side of law after seeing the dire need for my expertise. I believe injured clients deserve the best representation from case management to a great settlement. I’ve personally managed thousands of cases and have helped obtained millions of dollars for injured clients and I hope to help many more.

Julio Balderas

Julio Balderas is the proud son of an immigrant parent from Mexico. After completing his entry level courses at the University of Houston, he decided to join the U.S. Army to serve his country. After being honorably discharged, Julio moved back to Houston to finish his bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of Houston. Upon completing his degree, he immediately started working at personal injury law firm, where he worked at every level from intake up to office manager. Julio is passionate and highly skilled in bodily injury claims with over 7 years of experience.

Julio Balderas
Robert Shoemaker

Robert Shoemake

Robert Shoemake is a proud native of the state of Texas. He obtained skills in customer service, professionalism, and time management while working in the hospitality industry. His experience includes being a corporate trainer for new store openings, head bartender at fine dining establishments, and store manager. In 2019, Robert entered the personal injury legal field starting as an entry level intake specialist. He has experience as an investigator, case manager, demands writer, and as a member of the leadership team. Robert loves to travel, enjoys sports, motorsports, and outdoor activities.

Jason Wills

Jason is a native Houstonian with over twelve years of experience as a litigation paralegal in the areas of personal injury, toxic exposure, sexual assault, products liability, patent infringement, and mass torts with client counts ranging from 100 to 10,000. Currently a student at C.T. Bauer College of Business at University of Houston, Jason aspires to establish a long-term career in business process development and implementation.

Jeremy Martinez

Growing up in the desert town of Phoenix, AZ, Jeremy is the oldest of his family, having been raised by a single mother alongside his younger sister and brother. After serving eight years in the U.S. Army and working towards a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Jeremy’s discipline, integrity, and desire to help people brought him to the world of personal injury. With nearly a decade of experience, Jeremy is a vital department lead, renowned for his distinctive client-first approach, encyclopedic knowledge and ‘never-give-up’ attitude.

Despite his initial interest in the medical field, Jeremy found his true calling in Personal Injury Law. Upon his entry to the field, Jeremy found that empowering clients with the knowledge of personal injury, ensuring justice for his clients and working with attorneys on cases brought immense joy and satisfaction to him, and he has since never looked back!

To Jeremy, a “Client First” approach means actively listening to the Client, empathizing with their situation and supporting the Client through the most challenging times. Celebrating a client’s victory is Jeremy’s greatest reward. Overall, Jeremy is blessed to work at AK Law, where the atmosphere is welcoming, family-oriented and fun. When Jeremy isn’t working, he engages in his newly found passion for gardening, which brings him relaxation and joy. Jeremy also enjoys playing video games and exploring new eateries, both of which he experiences with his wife Brittany.

Phil Rieck

Phil started his professional career in local radio and television before transitioning to digital marketing. He has worked with every major platform, has experience both in-house and with an agency. For the past 7 years he has been working in the personal injury space. He enjoys learning, optimizing and is always striving for new and innovative marketing strategies.

A 4th generation Colorado native Phil moved to Texas in 2019 and still hasn’t adjusted to the heat. Outside of work he enjoys playing guitar, snowboarding, camping, working on his car and spending time with friends and family.

Phil is proud to be part of the AK team and their client first approach to helping car accident and personal injury victims. 

Samantha Mendez

Samantha Mendez is a proud Houston native.  She has been in the personal injury industry for 7 years. With her extensive background in marketing, she is able to give our clients the experience they deserve from start to finish.  She also is a huge advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.  Hoping it will help others, Samantha shares her testimony with suicide unapologetically.  When she is not at work, she enjoys her time painting, working out and spending time with her family.