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Fidel Rodriguez, Jr.

Senior Partner

Fidel Rodriguez, Jr.

A respected trial attorney serving victims of personal injury and wrongful death survivors for more than 30 years

Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. has tried personal injury, construction and products liability cases throughout South Texas for more than three decades. He takes particular pride in representing the working person against big companies and believes that our system of justice guarantees equal rights to all citizens, regardless of race, religion, age or social standing.

Mr. Rodriguez was born in Kingsville, Texas. He comes from a hardworking family with deep roots in South Texas — his father was a master bricklayer, and his mother was a secretary to the local small-town doctor. He is an Eagle Scout, involved in numerous school activities, and graduated second in his class at Bishop High School.

Mr. Rodriguez has been married to Anabel since 1984. They are the proud parents of two sons and one daughter. Mr. Rodriguez is fluent in English and Spanish.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Oil and Gas Drilling and Transport Accidents
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Premises Liability Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Automobile Defects
  • Wrongful Death Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board-Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, J.D. – 1980
  • Texas A&M University – College Station
  • B.S.C.E. summa cum laude – 1973
  • Honors: Corps of Cadets
  • Honors: Ross Volunteers
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, M.B.A. – 1977

Published Works

  • Coauthor, “Professional Responsibility and the Litigator: A Comprehensive Guide to Texas Disciplinary Rules 3.01 Through 4.04,” with Barbara Hanson Nellermoe, St. Mary’s Law Journal, Volume 28, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • The Henry B. Gonzalez 2015 Award
  • 2014 Pat Maloney, Sr. Courage Award
  • 2014 Aggie Lawyer of the Year
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012 – Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 – Present
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2006 – Present
  • Outstanding Law Review Award, Texas Bar Foundation, 1997, for co-authoring a guide to Texas disciplinary rules
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Inns of Court
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board Director
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • San Antonio chapter, Federal Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association, President, 1994 – 1995
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, President
  • Mexican-American Bar Association of San Antonio
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1998 – 2004
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, The 100 Club of San Antonio, 2009 – Present
  • Director, Lincoln Heights Homeowners Association, 2008 – Present
  • Member, Phi Eta Sigma, Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappy Phi and Phi Delta Phi fraternities
  • Fidel Rodriguez Family Scholarship (Bishop), 1998 – 2011
  • President of the Parent-Teacher Council, Mount Sacred Heart School (San Antonio), 1999 – 2000
  • United States Air Force, San Antonio, Captain, 1973 – 1977

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