Big law firms in Texas, Florida and New York turn to Laura Y. Rodriguez
State of Texas, 2003
State of Louisiana, 2009
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2009
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Texas State Attorney’s Office
Louisiana State Attorney’s Office
Spanish – native language
Education and Profile
Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Ms. Rodriguez completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Brownsville. During her studies at St. Mary’s University School of Law, she also attended the University of Innsbruck in Austria where she studied international law. During her third year of law school, she participated in the Civil Justice Clinic Program, where she gained valuable experience as a student attorney advocating for low-income individuals. After graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law, she began her legal career at a Houston law firm, where she became a partner in a short period of time.
Laura Rodriguez has successfully represented countless injured workers in proceedings before the Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Division. She has assisted clients from all four corners of our great state of Texas: from Amarillo, Tyler, Rio Grande Valley, to El Paso, and the cities in between. She has earned the respect of her clients, colleagues, and division staff.
Laura Rodriguez’s practice also extends to the representation of injured workers whose claims are under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). She is one of only a very few attorneys in the Houston, Texas area and one of only three known Latina attorneys in the entire United States who represent claimants under the LHWCA. She has represented longshoremen who have been seriously injured in U.S. water ports, offshore oil rigs and vessels along the East Coast, Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.
St. Mary's University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2003
University of Innsbruck, Institute of World Legal Problems Certificate of Completion
University of Texas at Brownsville, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Recipient of President's List and Dean's List Awards at University of Texas