Senior Appellate Counsel
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Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1993); Valedictorian and Class Standard Bearer; Board of Editors for the SMU Law Review Association; Order of the Coif; Judge Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Fellow; West Publishing Company Scholarly Achievement Award; State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Award
University of Texas at El Paso f/k/a Texas Western College (1966 NCAA Basketball Champions) (B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program Certificate, 1989); Class Standard Bearer; Top Ten Senior Award; Presidential Scholar; Harry S. Truman Fellow; National Hispanic Scholar; Delta Sigma Pi Outstanding Business Student Award; Men of Mines (University’s highest award); Student Association Vice President, Two-Term Senator, Public Defender in University Traffic Court; Debate Team Co-Captain
Eastwood High School, El Paso, TX 1985 No. 3 of 550 Graduates; Top Ten Senior; President National Honor Society; Four-Year Letterman Drama Debate Academics; 1983 UIL One-Act Play Champions and Two Best Actor Awards (District and Area – Played Lead Role of Sakini in Teahouse of the August Moon by John Patrick) and All-Star Cast Award (Regionals); Lifelong High School Classmates Won 1985 Texas II5A State Wrestling Championship; Class of 1976 Won State Basketball Championship Coached by Don Leslie (who himself played for 1966 NCAA Winning Texas Western Team supra); Nominated for West Point Appointment by U.S. Congressman Ron Coleman
O. Rey Rodriguez is a seasoned Courtroom and Board Certified Civil Appellate Lawyer who previously served as a litigation and appeals partner at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright. His practice focuses on state and federal appellate and trial litigation, and he serves on the State Bar Civil Appellate Law Certification Committee.
After graduating as his law school’s valedictorian (SMU Dedman School of Law), Rey served as a Judicial Clerk and Briefing Attorney to the Supreme Court of Texas (for now Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht). Rey holds the distinction of having earned the highest score on the July 1994 Texas Bar Examination.
Rey grew up in the historic West Texas Town of El Paso. He credits his family, coaches and teachers for all his achievements. In 1976 (at age 9), Rey was awarded [now] Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Nolan Richardson’s “Most Improved Player Award” at the Summer Camp of Stars – Coach Richardson was then a Teacher and Head Coach at Bowie High School. On the basketball court, Rey was above-average only -- (and Rey emphasizes the word “only”) – on defense, rebounds, and key assists. Rey now employs these fundamentals in the court rooms where he supports trial lawyers and helps protect their clients for ultimate appeal.
Rey has handled trial court litigation and appeals across the country. He has presented oral arguments in both Federal Circuit and Texas Appellate Courts, including the Supreme Court of Texas. Rey has been involved with the successful litigation of catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims, toxic tort, consumer and product liability class actions, mass claims in the health care industry, defamation actions, executive and employment matters, energy, antitrust, bankruptcy and securities litigation as well as a broad range of commercial actions including insurance coverage, intellectual property and international arbitration.
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