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Roderick Carlos Lopez
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Roderick Carlos Lopez

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime

About Me

 


Roderick "Rick" Lopez was born in Corpus Christi and raised in Starr County, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics in 1995. Upon graduation, he went to work for Farmers Insurance in Laredo, Texas as a claims adjuster. He primarily handled auto, homeowner and commercial insurance claims in the Webb County area.


 


Mr. Lopez then attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law where he earned the distinction of being named on the Dean's List every semester. During law school, Mr. Lopez served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Justice Tim Taft with the First Court of Appeals. In 2000, he was recognized by the Houston Hispanic Bar Association for his outstanding scholastic achievement receiving the James DeAnda memorial scholarship. Mr. Lopez obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2001 graduating magna cum laude.


 


Mr. Lopez began his legal career at a large plaintiff's personal injury firm in Houston, Texas. During this time, he handled hundreds of personal injury cases where individuals suffered as a result of another person's negligence. After gaining substantial experience, Mr. Lopez joined another large plaintiff's firm where he focused his time and attention on litigating cases in Galveston and Harris counties.


 


Mr. Lopez joined the Webb County District Attorney's office in Laredo, Webb County, Texas in 2006. Mr. Lopez handled felony cases involving child sexual abuse. As a father of three, he fervently advocated on behalf of victims of child abuse and became an integral part of the special victims unit. Mr. Lopez was then selected to be the chief felony prosecutor for the 341st District Court. As chief felony prosecutor, Mr. Lopez prosecuted violent crimes such as murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping as well as other felony offenses. Mr. Lopez also prosecuted white collar crimes that involved the embezzlement and theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars. During his tenure at the Webb County District Attorney's office, Mr. Lopez presented numerous cases to juries and handled several appeals which ultimately enhanced his experience in criminal law.


 


In January of 2010, Mr. Lopez decided to focus his time and attention toward representing individuals, families and businesses which faced serious legal disputes. While he does not limit his practice to any specific area, Mr. Lopez has significant experience in the areas of personal injury and criminal law. Mr. Lopez is admitted to practice in Texas state courts as well as the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, State Bar College of Texas and current president of the Laredo Young Lawyers Association.


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    11 years, 1.7 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
    1.7 thousand cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    1 year, 150 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    1 year, 500 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

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    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have known Rick for more than 15 years. He has worked for a large firm and prosecuted cases as an assistant district attorney. He now operates his own boutique law firm and is handling substantial personal injury cases. Rick uses his courtroom experience to fight hard for the best interests of his clients. As a long time friend and co-counsel in various matters, I am glad to recommend him.

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    Henry Blackmon Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Roderick C. Lopez, P.C.

1004 E. Hillside Rd. Suite B
Laredo, TX, 78041-6359

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200208/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ScholarshipHouston Hispanic Bar Association2000
Antonio Criado Memorial ScholarshipHispanic Law School Association Thurgood Marshall School of Law2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRoderick C. Lopez, P.C.2010 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyWebb County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2010
AttorneyBayley Galyen & Gold2005 - 2006
AttorneyJim S. Adler & Associates2001 - 2004
AdjusterFarmer's Insurance Group1995 - 1998

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wheaton CollegeWheaton College Parent Council2015 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Laredo-Webb County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Webb County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Slip and FallCase settled for confidential amount.
RolloverCase settled for confidential amount.
Trucking AccidentCase settled for $ 175,000.00

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Court of Appeals of Texas, 4th DistrictState of Texas vs, Briseno, 293 S.W.3d 6442009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thurgood Marshall School of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)2001
Texas A&M UniversityN/ABachelor's degreeN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
United Middle SchoolCareer Day2014
United Middle School Career DayCareer Day2013