EDUARDO R. RODRIGUEZ
State Bar President, 2005-2006
Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez is a partner in the Brownsville law office
of Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, L.L.P. He formerly was of counsel to
Rodriguez & Nicolas, L.L.P., and a senior partner in Rodriguez,
Colvin, Chaney and Saenz, L.L.P., both in Brownsville. A lawyer in
general practice, Rodriquez served on the State Bar of Texas Board of
Directors from 1987 to 1990.
As president of the State Bar, Rodriguez helped organize the Future
of the Practice of Law symposiums, providing law students and lawyers
with tools to help them manage their careers. He also introduced a
“Pipeline Project,” adapted from an ABA program, that
matches lawyers with fourth-grade classes throughout the state in an
effort to give students a role model, plant the seed of possibility, and
keep students in school. The effort is based on his belief that every
lawyer has a responsibility to give back to their profession and the
Rodriguez also worked with 2005-06 TYLA President Lee Ann Reno to
help expand the use of the “American Juror” program and with
the Texas Access to Justice Commission to find solutions for providing
civil legal services to poor Texans.
Rodriguez has served as an officer or board member for many legal
organizations including the State Bar Litigation Section, the Texas
Association of Defense Counsel, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
A former president of the Cameron County Bar Association, Rodriguez
has also been active in many facets of the American Bar Association,
including serving in the House of Delegates from 1991 to 1995. He is a
fellow of the American and Texas bar foundations.
Rodriguez received his B.A. from George Washington University and
J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as
president of the Law Alumni Executive Committee in 2001 and was awarded
the Honorary Order of the Coif in 2000.