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John Rizo is a 1984 graduate of the Harvard Law School. He is Bilingual
(English/Spanish). He has over 25 years of experience in the practice
of law. Mr. Rizo has served as an Assistant District Attorney for
Dallas County, in-house counsel for a major corporation, J. C. Penney,
and has worked in various civil law firms.

Mr. Rizo has tried over 50 cases before judges or juries. He has
experience in successfully handling accident, civil, CPS, criminal,
family, business, immigration, intellectual property, ERISA, and
appellate matters in state and federal courts in Texas and across the
county. Mr. Rizo's successes include prosecuting and defending
multi-million dollar lawsuits.

Mr. Rizo is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of
Texas, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern,
Southern, and Western Districts of Texas, and the United States Courts
of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Fifth Circuits.

Mr. Rizo is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Greater Dallas
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Harvard Club of Dallas. Mr. Rizo
is also Of Counsel to the law firm of Kennedy, Clark and Williams PC.


Accidents, Civil, CPS, Criminal, Family, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Wills


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    5 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    5 years
  3. Immigration: 10%
    5 years
  4. Family: 10%
    5 years
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Lisa Aileen Wyatt

    I endorse this lawyer. John Rizo is an trial attorney possessing excellent trial and litigation skills. I have had the opportunity to work on many cases with John and continue to be impressed with his attention to detail and genuine consideration for his clients. I highly recommend John Rizo for representation in all legal matters.


    Lisa Wyatt Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

3214 Samuell Blvd.
Dallas, TX, 75223


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198410/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding memberRizo & Associates, PLLC2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Harvard Club of DallasN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1984