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Draper Tobias Rodriguez

Draper Tobias Rodriguez

also known as Toby Rodriguez

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury

About Me

Mr. Rodriguez atteneded McMurry University in Abilene, Texas where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English/Writing and History as well as a minor in Political Science in 1999.


 


Upon completion of his degree Mr. Rodriguez attended Texas Tech University School of Law.  While at Texas Tech, Mr. Rodriguez did take advantage of a study abroad program for which he lived in Guanajuato, Mexico for the summer studying Mexican Business Law and NAFTA.  Upon completion of the requirements for the degree, Mr. Rodriguez was awarded his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2003.  He likewise took and passed the Texas State Bar the same year.  


 


Since being licensed Mr. Rodriguez has been his firm's managing attorney in Lubbock office. Likewise, Mr. Rodriguez and his firm have recently opened an office in Abilene for which Mr. Rodriguez is the managing attorney as well.  Mister Rodriguez has represented Claimant's in the Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Abilene, San Angelo, San Antonio and Fort Worth field offices of the Texas Department of Insurance-Division of Workers' Compensation (formerly the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission).  He has represented Claimants in other states such as Ohio, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisianna, who required assistance with their Texas Workers' Compensation claims.  Mister Rodriguez has represented Claimants before all levels of the Texas Department of Insurance-Division of Workers' Compensation resolving both medical and indemnity benefit issues, County and District courts of the state, State Appellate courts, and Federal District Courts.  


 


Mister Rodriguez has focused most of his legal work on Texas Workers' Compensation claims; however, he and his firm provide services for a multitude of issues and also specialize in representing persons who were injured due to the negligence of another party; including but not limited to automobile accidents, slip and falls, and products liabilities.  In addition, the firm excells at resolving the complex issues which will arise when a client has both a Workers' Compensation claim as well as a third party claim/lawsuit against a negligent party.  


 


Mister Rodriguez has been selected to speak on Workers' Compensation issues, and most recently has been asked to speak at a State Bar of Texas continuing legal education seminar on Workers' Compensation issues.


 


Mister Rodriguez resides in Lubbock with his wife and two children, is an avid reader, published historian, and outdoorsman who enjoys the shooting sports.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
    12 years, 1.38 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Brian M Torba

    Draper is a very knowledgeable attorney with a clear desire to help those in need of the best possible legal representation. If you are injured and have a claim in his area, you would be well served by seeking his consult.

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein P C

4920 South Loop 289
Suite 103A
Lubbock, TX, 79414

Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein

500 Chestnut
Suite 213
Abilene, TX, 79602

Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein

4555 East University
Suite D-5
Odessa, TX, 79762

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200308/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Avvo Top Contributor Workers' Compensation & Personal Injuryavvo.com2014
2013 Top Contributor Workers' Compensation and Personal Injuryavvo.com2013
Park and Wilson Scholarship for Outstanding WriterMcMurry University1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyThe Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein2004 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Workers' CompensationMember2011 - Present
Lubbock County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2003 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers Association-LubbockMember2003 - 2014

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Texas Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel Decision 110391Hearing Officer found the compensable injury was not a cause of the death; however, the Carrier had waived their right to dispute the Death benefits and thusly the spouse and the decedent's dependent child were entitled to Death benefits.
TDI-DWC Docket No. 13-126938-01Beneficiary is entitled to the Death Benefits

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Handling Your First (or next) Workers' Compensation CaseOverview of Benefits2013
The Encyclopedia of American Military HIstoryMcKenzie, Ranald S.2003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawDoctorate of Jurisprudence2003
McMurry UniversityEnglish/Writing; HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
University of GuanajuatoMexican Business Law/NAFTAUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Handling Your First (or next) Workers' Compensation CaseOverview of Benefits2013
Business LawOverveiw of Texas Workers' Compensation2007