Sonia Marie Rodriguez

Sonia Marie Rodriguez

Partner
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Phone:
210-265-6840
800-526-5297 (Toll Free)
Fax:
210-224-1928
Email:

Sonia M. Rodriguez was born and raised on the West and South sides of San Antonio. She graduated from Burbank High School then completed undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. In 1999, Sonia received a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Mary's University School of Law, in San Antonio, Texas, where she served as an editor and a co-founder of The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues. Since then, Sonia has represented individuals and families who have been injured or have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Sonia's commitment to serving her community through honest and fair legal representation was inspired by her father, a passionate labor organizer and her mother, a hard-working and loyal former paralegal.

Sonia practices in the areas of personal injury trial and appellate law. She is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

In 2004, she became the first Mexican American woman to obtain a verdict in excess of $2 Million in Val Verde County, Texas. In 2005, and again in 2006, she was named a "Texas Rising Star" by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics. "Rising Stars" are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers (40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less) in the state. Only 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys receive this honor each year. Her legal affiliations include the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio Bar Association, and Mexican American Bar Association.

Beyond the practice of law, Sonia has provided unwavering support to a number of important civic and community causes. Sonia currently serves as Chair of the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women in San Antonio, having been appointed by Mayor Phil Hardberger to the Commission in 2005.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Trial and Appellate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • Juris Doctorate - 1999
    • Law Review: The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues, Editor and Co-founder
  • University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly and Law & Politics, 2005 - 2006
  • First Mexican American Woman to Obtain a Verdict in Excess of $2 Million in Val Verde County, Texas, 2004 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mexican-American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law Hispanic Law Alumni Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chair, Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women in San Antonio, 2005 - Present