Adriana is a graduate of St. Mary’s University (BBA, International Business 1995) and St. Mary’s University—School of Law (JD/MBA 1999). She returned home to Laredo upon graduation and has been practicing law here ever since. It has been over fifteen years that she has enjoyed helping people through her practice. Every day, she works to find solutions to her clients’ most difficult and important problems. Adriana’s practice is primarily focused on civil litigation, including all aspects of family law, such as divorce, marital property, child custody, and child support. Families going through a difficult divorce and its aftermath need experienced counsel who can provide calm and clear advice coupled with strong, aggressive advocacy when necessary.

Adriana also practices in the area of probate litigation, including probating and contesting of wills and disputes involving trusts and estates. With her strong business background and litigation experience, Adriana handles business litigation and disputes involving customs, warehousing, and transportation issues.

Adriana regularly assists clients in the areas of oil, gas, and natural resources, including litigation and transactions.

Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Divorce/Child Custody
Family Law
Litigation and Trial
Marital Property
Medical Malpractice Defense
Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources
Trust and Estate Litigation
Wills & Probate

Awards & Recognition

Recognition Award, Laredo Police Department (2000)
Professional Person of the Year 2008, Webb County Domestic Violence Coalition
Hero of Hope, Laredo Morning Times (February 2011)

Bar Admissions

Texas (1999)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (2006)

Professional Experience and Associations

Benavides Maddox, PC (formerly The Law Office of Adriana Benavides Maddox, PC)(2005-present)
Of Counsel, Hole & Alvarez, LLP (2005-present)
Assistant District Attorney, Webb County (Chief Prosecutor of Domestic Violence Unit; Felony Prosecutor) (1999-2005)
Texas Young Lawyers Association (Director, 2001-2003)
Laredo Webb County Bar Association (former Director)
Laredo Young Lawyers Association (former Director)
Webb County Women’s Bar Association (past President, founding member)


“Laredo will always be what we make it. We cannot expect from our community what we do not put into it.”

Texas Statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
Casa de Misericordia Women’s Shelter
Children’s Advocacy Center of Webb County
International Good Neighbor Council
Red Mass Committee
Society of Martha Washington
Webb County Domestic Violence Coalition