Attorney at Law
Law Office of James A. Rodriguez
James A. Rodriguez was licensed to practice law in the State of Texas on November 8, 2008. A graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, James earned several distinctions as a law student including selection for membership in the Phi Delta Phi honors fraternity and the Order of Barristers. James was also selected for the coveted Patricia Scott Award as the best competitive oral advocate in 2008 for his participation on the St. Mary’s External Advocacy Program Moot Court Team.
James has always been a solo practitioner and has chosen to focus his practice on family law, probate and civil litigation. He prides himself on explaining every aspect of a case to his clients to promote understanding of the legal system and give the client insight into the processes that have such an important effect on their lives. James also regularly invites law students to intern with him and learn the practical aspects of the practice of law by attending hearings, conferring with opposing counsel, and meeting with and interviewing clients.
In addition to his private practice, he was honored to be sworn in as the first Presiding Judge of the Municipal Court of Von Ormy, a new city located in southern Bexar County, in 2010. Since that time, James has overseen the growth of that court from a small caseload of 20 to 30 cases per month to an average of more than 250 cases per month. The Municipal Court of Von Ormy is now one of the most active small-town municipal courts in Bexar County and James makes every effort to ensure that the citizens who are required to attend his Court feel that they have been fairly dealt with and that their own needs and concerns have been heard and addressed.
Since joining the San Antonio Bar Association in 2008, James has been active on several committees including the District Courts Committee, the Municipal and Justice of the Peace Courts Committee, the Publications Committee, and the Mentoring Committee. James was in the inaugural class of the Mentoring Committee as a mentee and was then asked to become a mentor the following year. He enjoys assisting new attorneys in their transition to practice by sharing his experiences in opening his own solo practice.
James is also a passionate supporter of the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program and is a regular volunteer at the program’s family law, wills, and veteran’s clinics. The Community Justice Program recognized James as the 2011 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and again as the August 2012 Volunteer of the Month. He strongly believes that a lawyer’s calling should include reaching out to help those less fortunate and constantly encourages other attorneys to give just a few hours of their time to make a profound difference in a person’s life.
Away from the legal arena, James is also a regular volunteer with KLRN, the San Antonio public broadcasting station, and serves on their Volunteer Advisory Council. He is also an advisor and mentor to young teenagers through the International Order of DeMolay youth fraternity and has served on numerous non-profit boards as an officer or member, including the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Childrenin Dallas, the Scottish Rite Dormitory for Women at the University of Texas at Austin, the Scottish Rite Library and Museum in San Antonio, and the Scottish Rite Learning Center of South Texas for children with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalcula.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Business Law||Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law|
|Consumer Law||Consumer Arbitration, Consumer Class Actions, Consumer Collections, Consumer Credit, Consumer Credit Compliance, Consumer Finance, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Litigation, Consumer Protection, Consumer Rights, Fair Credit Reporting Act|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|Family Law||Adoptions, Agency Adoptions, Alimony, Annulment, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Support, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Civil Unions, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Day Care, Divorce, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Domestic Torts, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Family Arbitration, Family Mediation, Fathers Rights, Foster Care, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Custody, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Independent Adoptions, International Adoptions, International Child Abduction, International Child Custody, International Family Law, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Support, Juvenile Criminal Law, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Legal Separation, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Military Divorce, Name Changes, No Fault Divorce, Non-Traditional Family Law, Orphans Court Practice, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Private Adoptions, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, (QDROs), Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptons, Surrogacy Law, Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Visitation Rights|
|Guardianship and Conservatorship||Adult Guardianship, Advance Directives, Conservatorship, Dependent Adult Abuse, Elder Guardianship, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardianship, Guardianship Administration, Incompetency Proceedings, Mental Disability Law|
|Leases and Leasing||Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Evictions, Industrial Leasing, International Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Office Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Leasing, Unlawful Detainer|
|Probate||Ancillary Probate, International Probate, Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Probate Taxation|
|Property Law||International Property Law, Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing|
|Real Estate||Adverse Possession, Boundary Disputes, Common Interest Community Law, Community Association Law, Condominium Association Law, Condominium Conversions, Condominium Development, Condominium Law, Condominium Timeshares, Conservation Easements, Conveyancing, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Cooperative Conversions, Cooperative Housing Law, Easements, Historic Conservation Easements, Homeowners Association Law, International Real Estate, Land Acquisitions, Land Sales, Land Trusts, Manufactured Housing Law, Mixed Use Development, Mobile Home Law, Planned Unit Development Law, Property Management, Quiet Title, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Arbitration, Real Estate Banking Law, Real Estate Bankruptcy, Real Estate Brokerage Law, Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability, Real Estate Brokers Licensing, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense, Real Estate Collections, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Errors and Omissions, Real Estate Exchanges, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Foreclosure, Real Estate Fraud, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Investment Taxation, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Real Estate Joint Ventures, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Partnerships, Real Estate Restructuring, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Secured Lending, Real Estate Securities, Real Estate Settlements, Real Estate Syndication, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Real Estate Tax Assessment, Real Estate Tax Foreclosure, Real Estate Tax Liens, Real Estate Taxation, Real Estate Title, Real Estate Title Examination, Real Estate Title Insurance, Real Estate Trade Association Law, Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Workouts, Real Property, Real Property Acquisitions, Real Property Development, Real Property Finance, Residential Real Estate, Residential Real Estate Acquisitions, Residential Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate Finance, Residential Real Estate Foreclosure, Residential Real Estate Sales, Right of Way Easements, Waterfront Development|
|Wills||Contested Wills, Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions|
Attorney/Owner | Law Office of James A. Rodriguez
2008 - 2017
J. D. | St. Mary's University School of Law
2005 - 2008
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San Antonio, Texas, Bexar County
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