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Abel A. Orendain

Abel A. Orendain

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Family, Criminal Defense

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About Me

     I am from Los Angeles, California and grew up in the San Joaquin Valley. I was very active as a young boy with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union in the sixties and later on as a young man with my Father Antonio Orendain and the Texas Farm Workers Union in the seventies and eighties.

     My experiences in my youth, as well as my Father, instilled in me a keen sense of Justice and have inspired me to fight to obtain just compensation for my Clients.

     I have spent my entire career representing the rights of injured laborers, school teachers, police officers and workers in all industries.

     I have served my community as a Cub Scoutmaster for Our Lady of Sorrows Pack 68, have coached Soccer for MYSA and Basketball and Baseball for the McAllen Boys and Girls Club.

     I am a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and have served in the Lay Ministry for five years.





Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    31 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    31 years
  3. Family: 10%
    31 years



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Contact Info

Orendain & Dominguez

Greystone Centre
320 S 8th Street
Mcallen, TX, 78501



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198408/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PartnerOrendain & Dominguez2000 - Present
Attorney/PartnerBarron, Orendain, Malany and Flanagan1984 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Rural Legal AidBoard of Directors, 1987 to 19891987 - 1989
American Bar AssociationN/A1984 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1984 - Present
Hidalgo County Bar Association(Director,1989 to 1993)1984 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationAssociate Director 1991 to 20031984 - 2005
State Bar of TexasN/A1984 - Present
South Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Balderrama v. Donna ISDVerdict for the Plaintiff

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of HoustonN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor ( J.D.)1984
University of PennsylvaniaSociologyBachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National Farmworkers Awareness WeekThe Orendain Family Texas Farmworker Legacy2013