U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez
655 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78206
Contact InformationBiographical 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 (1987 – September 2001)
        Labor and Employment Section (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.
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