A San Marcos attorney, who believes his “right-hand” paralegal ruined his practice and tried to kill him, prevailed at the Third Court of Appeals, which ruled his case should not be dismissed.

As described in the Szymonek v. Guzman opinion released Feb. 10, Ashley Szymonek was Arturo Guzman’s sole employee for 10 years and had his total trust. He described her as his “right-hand person” in the practice and his “ride-or-die” in personal matters.