Dallas Appellate Attorney Rey Rodriguez Joins Hankinson LLP

DALLAS – Experienced appellate attorney O. Rey Rodriguez has joined the Dallas-based appellate boutique Hankinson LLP.

Mr. Rodriguez joins Hankinson LLP from the international firm Norton Rose Fulbright. His decision to join Hankinson came from the opportunity to work at what he calls a “lawyer’s law firm” founded by former Supreme Court of Texas Justice Deborah Hankinson.

“Over the course of a career, you are lucky to be afforded a handful of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities,” he says. “The chance to join Deborah Hankinson and the other world-class, client-focused attorneys at their firm certainly was one of those moments. I could not turn down the opportunity to practice alongside the very best.”

Mr. Rodriguez represents clients in appellate courts throughout Texas and nationally, and has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Texas. He also works pretrial to post-verdict on litigation for clients involved in a broad range of industries, including financial services, energy, health care, technology and construction.

“We have known Rey personally and by reputation for many years and find him to be a natural leader in and out of the courtroom,” says Ms. Hankinson. “He possesses a deep understanding of the appellate process at the highest levels and he is an astute trial attorney who understands the strategies and tactics necessary to be successful in both trial and appellate courts. That unique level of expertise will enhance our ability to help protect our clients’ interests.”

Mr. Rodriguez was the 1993 valedictorian of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and he earned the highest Texas Bar Examination score in July 1994. He is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and currently serves as co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee for the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section.

Hankinson LLP, the preeminent civil appellate firm in the Southwest, provides clients with innovative legal insights and judicial perspective in all phases of litigation. The firm’s attorneys work with trial teams to develop strategies designed to put a case in the best position before, during, and after trial. Hankinson LLP represents national clients, regional companies, governmental bodies, and individuals with trial and appellate matters, and offers mediation and arbitration services as well. Learn more about the firm at http://hankinsonlaw.com.