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Robert A. Rodriguez

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

4.7   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1978
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Personal injury
    injuries from auto accidents, eighteen-wheeler accidents, amusement ride accidents, premises accidents, electricutions, children hurt at day cares.

    36 years, 10,000 cases

I grew up poor but I figured out early on that education was the way out of poverty.  I always did well in school and, from the third grade on, I made up my mind I was going to become an attorney and help people.  Today, after many years of practice, I still have a burning desire to help the underdog and advance causes of social justice.   To me, the accident victim is the underdog in every case. He finds himself in debt with hospital bills, undable to work becauase of his injuries, and yet the adjuster won't even return his calls.  I get great satisfaction knowing I can level the playing field and get the adjuster's attention as soon as I enter the case.    

When I am not seeking justice for my clients, I am either relaxing at home with my wife, traveling, or doing things with our grown twin daughters.  I love to read biographies and have a serious interest in American and Texas history.  I also enjoy spending time on my farm, tending to the land and riding and training my horses.  


Goldapp-Rodriguez P C Attorneys at Law
2 Riverway
Suite 1770
Houston, TX, 77056

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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Offered Valuable Insight
I'd never consulted a lawyer before, and I really had no idea where to start in getting help with my legal issues. I found this website and posted a question about my situation. Among several unhelpful and vague answers, I found Robert's response. He properly addressed my question, and explained what additional action I could take. I private messaged him multiple times for further information and each time he responded quickly and offered very valuable insight. Now I know what actions I can take moving forward, and what the law actually says regarding my situation.
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Posted by Joshua | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough Representation
I was worried that the process would be complicated and drag on and on. After our initial meeting everything moved quickly and we were able to receive compensation for our medical bills quickly and without any hassle on our end. Robert was thorough and genuine throughout the entire process. He also clearly communicated all of the details of the case to us whenever we had questions.
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Posted by Melinda Sandlin | February 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable!
Robert Rodriguez is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney he is quick to respond and can help save you a lot of time and hassle on cases, he is very insightful and reliable.
Posted by Gary | November 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Negotiated a quick settlement
After interviewing 4 Attorneys, I hired Robert to handle my injury accident claim than was denied by All State after a year of rehab, because they claimed that it was not accident related. I followed everything All State required of me for one year, and I though I was in " Good Hands", but truthfully, they prey on honest folks who do not know that they are playing the percentages to low ball or deny settlements altogether. Robert took my case and quickly navigated the legal requirements to sue All State, and to my surprise they settled within two weeks for $25,000, (I was offered $500, yes only $500) After that, I was elated, but Robert checked my insurance policy and determined that I was covered for underinsured motorist claims and then sued my insurance because he said the injury was worth more than $25K. Four weeks later Robert negotiated another $35,000 settlement from 21st Century. Working with Robert was a pleasure, he always communicated and responded to my questions quickly, and was professional and ethical in all of our dealings. He did exactly what he promised and his fees were reasonable and easy to understand. I highly recommend Robert Rodriguez for any personal injury accident claim. (PS: call an attorney even before you talk to an insurance company if you have been hit or injured. Remember insurance companies have huge staffs of In house lawyers looking for ways not to pay claims, and you need to be represented by an attorney who understands your rights and how to deal with these companies)
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Posted by John | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Crash Incident
Incident involved a car crash and bodily injuries. He was honest and upfront about his expectations of the case. He said that the accident wouldn't make us rich, but that it would cover our medical and vehicle costs. He worked diligently with the insurance companies to make sure that they paid a fair amount for our loss. He kept us up to date with the progress of the case. He honestly seemed to care. The settlement was enough to handle all of the medical expenses, a new vehicle and a bit left over to cover some other debts. We actually recommended Robert to a friend of ours who's daughter was hit by a car. During the case, Robert was kind enough to offer my friends some money in advance to help cover costs during the holiday season. Their case was a success as well and they were taken care of. That type of kindness and commitment is rare in this line of work. I will be recommending Robert every time.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2014
Highly Recommended Accident Attorney
Robert Rodriguez is a very skilled and professional attorney. He took the time to listen and was very thorough and hardworking on my case, every step of the way. He is always available to answer questions, and he returns phone calls promptly. He treated me like a person, not a number.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
We are very pleased with how Mr. Rodriguez handled our case. He is very professional and knowledgeable and was always available to take our calls. He was very successful with our claim and we are extremely pleased with Mr. Rodriguez and would highly recommend him.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • president and founder
  • Goldapp-Rodriguez, PC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Presiding Judge
  • City of South Houston
  • 1989 - 1992
  • attorney
  • Law Offices of William Goldapp
  • 1988 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Emmott and Arbuckle
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert Rodriguez
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District's Office
  • 1978 - 1982
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Robert for over 30 years. He is a very dedicated personal injury trial lawyer that cares about his clients. He always tries to get full and fair compensation for his clients that have been injured by the negligence of someone else."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is an outstanding personal injury attorney and even more so an outstanding person who goes out of his way to help people. He is very effective and handled tons of successful cases. He is the Attorney other Attorneys send their auto accident case clients to to be sure they are treated well and given the best representations. You really should not waste your time with other personal injury lawyers... Goldapp Rodriguez is simply the best firm out there."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has over 3 decades of experience in representation of injured persons. I have recommended my own clients to him for personal injury matters and would not do so unless I had the highest confidence in him and his abilities."
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