Term: 2009 — 2012
Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez is with the firm of Rodriguez & Nicolas, L.L.P., a law firm in Brownsville, Texas. He received his B.A. in 1965 from George Washington University and his J.D. in 1968 from the University of Texas at Austin. While in law school, Eduardo was elected Class Agent. He also served as Research Assistant to Professor David Robertson on Admiralty and Federalism and Research Assistant to L. Hamilton Lowe on Texas Practice, Volume 6, Remedies.
Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez served as President of the State Bar of Texas from 2005 to 2006. He is currently Texas State Delegate to the American Bar Association.
The organizations in which Eduardo has participated include: Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2004; American Board of Trial Advocates, 2004; Faculty, IADC Trial Academy, 2002; State Bar of Texas, Director 1987-1990 and Member of the Executive Committee 1988-1990; Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. since 1991; Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Vice President 1992-1996 and District Director 1988-1991; Texas Young Lawyers Association, Director and Treasurer 1977-1978; State Representative ABA Young Lawyers Division 1979-1981; Conservator of the Duval County Conservation and Reclamation District appointed by Texas Water Rights Commission 1975-1989; Supreme Court of TexasBoard of Disciplinary Appeals 1991 and Task Force on Discovery 1991; Texas Supreme Court Task Force on the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, 2003; ABA House of Delegates 1991-1995 and Chairman, Standing Committee on Gavels; The American Law Institute 1994; State Bar of Texas Federal Judiciary Relations Committee 1998-2000; The Philosophical Society of Texas 1998; Cameron County Bar Association, President 1975. Civic Activities include: Chairman, The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation 1997-1998; Chairman, Brownsville Convention & Visitors' Bureau 1992-1993; President, Heritage Council; Kiwanis Club, President 1972-1973.
In 2000, Eduardo received the Honorary Order of the Coif from the University of Texas School of Law; and he served as President of the University of Texas Law Alumni Executive Committee in 2001; The Chancellor's Council Executive Committee of The University of Texas System, 2006-2009; Chairman, 2007-2008 of The University of Texas Brownsville Development Board. In 2007, Mr. Rodriguez received the Good Apple Award from Texas Appleseed.
In his years of practice, Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez has been involved in most of the major litigation in South Texas trying over 200 cases to verdict. He has a trial practice representing clients from across Texas and the United States. He is one of the premier defense attorneys in South Texas, having been recognized in 1998 by Texas Lawyer as Best Defense Lawyer in South Texas. He has been a Super Lawyer since 2003.