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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Energy: 10%
  2. Military Law: 10%
  3. Immigration: 10%
  4. Real Estate: 10%
  5. Other: 60%
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Dean And Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor Of Law Belmont University

1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN, 37212-3757

Belmont University School of Law

1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN, 37212-3757



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198308/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hall of Fame inducteeHispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni2003
Distinguished AlumnusAssociation of Rice Alumni 2002
Latino Lawyer of the YearN/A1999
Harvard Law School Association AwardHarvard Law School Association1999
Presidential CitationN/A1997
One of Five Outstanding Young TexansN/A1994
Commitment to Leadership AwardUnited Way1993
Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas N/A1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney General of the United StatesUnited States Department of Justice2005 - Present
White House CounselBush Administration2001 - 2005
Associate JusticeTexas Supreme Court1999 - 2000
Secretary of StateState of Texas1997 - 1999
General CounselGovernor of Texas1994 - 1997
PartnerVinson and Elkins1982 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Law Firm AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of TexasBoard of Trustees1996 - 1999
Commission for District Decentralization of the Houston Independent School DistrictChairman1994 - 1994
Committee on Undergraduate Admissions for Rice UniversityMember1994 - 1994
United Way of the Texas Gulf CoastBoard Director1993 - 1994
Leadership HoustonPresident1993 - 1994
State Bar of TexasDirector1991 - 1994
Hispanic Bar Association of HoustonPresident1990 - 1991
Houston Host Committee for the 1990 Summit of Industrialized NationsSpecial Legal Counsel1990 - 1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1982
Rice UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979

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