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Address: 655 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78206
Chambers Phone No.: (210) 472-6575

Staff Information

Courtroom Deputy:
Ms. Becky Greenup
Courtroom Deputy Phone:
(210) 472-6550, ext. 5011
Courtroom Deputy Email:
Becky_Greenup@txwd.uscourts.gov
Assigned Court Reporter:
../reporters.asp#rodriguez
Policy:
Fact Sheet for U.S. District Judge Rodriguez

Biographical Information:

Year Service Began:
2003
Appointed By:
President George W. Bush
Education:
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor (1987)
  • The University of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, Master of Public Affairs (1987)
  • Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts (1983)
Legal Practice:
  • Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Partner, San Antonio, Texas
  • Litigation Section; Labor and Employment Section (1987 - September 2001; November 2002 - August 2003)
Military Service:

U.S. Army Reserves 1983-1992

Judicial Experience:
  • United States District Judge, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division (August 2003 - present)
  • U.S. Judicial Conference, Member, Committee on Judicial Resources
  • Fifth Circuit Judicial Council Court Administration Standing Committee
  • Fifth Circuit District Judges Association, Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions (Criminal Cases)
  • Liaison Judge to the General Services Administration regarding New U.S. Courthouse Project for San Antonio, Texas
  • Western District of Texas, Chair, IT Committee
  • Justice, Supreme Court of Texas (September 2001 - November 2002)
Memberships:
  • St. Mary's Univ. School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law (2009 - present)
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, Lecturer (2006 - present)
  • American Law Institute, Member and Member of the Consultative Group, Restatement of the Law (Third), Employment Law (2001 - present)
  • Federal Bar Association, San Antonio Chapter, Board Member (2005 - present)
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Member, Board of Directors (2003 - present)
  • State Bar of Texas, Vice-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee (2007 - present)
  • William S. Sessions American Inn of Court, Vice-President (2003 - present)
  • Board Certified - Labor and Employment Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1994) (inactive)
  • Qualified Mediator, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute (1998)
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas, Past Chair, Labor and Employment Law Council
  • State Bar of Texas, Past Chair, Paralegal Committee
  • American Bar Association, Former Member, Standing Committee on Legal Assistants
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
Community Service:
  • Texas Lutheran University, Member Board of Regents (2007 - present)
  •  U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, Armor & Judge Advocate General's Corps (1983 - 1993)
  • Texas Public Radio, Community Advisory Board (2008 - present)
  • Texas State Board for Educator Certification, Vice Chair (2000 - 2001)
  • Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Liturgist (2004 - present)
  • San Antonio Area Foundation, Former Board Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (2006 - 2008)
  • South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman of the Board
  • Respite Care of San Antonio, Past President
  • Harvard Club of San Antonio, Past President
  • Univ. Of Texas at San Antonio, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Former Advisory Council Member
  • St. Mary's Univ. School of Law, Dean's Advisory Council, Former Member
  • Mayor's Task Force on Kelly AFB Privatization, Former Member
  • City of San Antonio Board of Review for Historic Districts, Former Member
  • Leadership San Antonio, Alumnus and Former Committee Member
Other:

Judge Rodriguez has published numerous articles regarding labor and employment related topics, litigation, discovery issues and arbitration.