Roderick C. Lopez has been practicing law for over 19 years. He is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station. Immediately after graduation, Mr. Lopez began working for Farmers Insurance Company as a claims adjuster handling auto, property, and commercial liability claims. During this time, he handled hundreds of claims and gained valuable claims handling experience.
After three years of working for an insurance company, Mr. Lopez decided to pursue his law degree. He attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law where he graduated with honors and with the distinction of being named to the Dean’s List every semester. Thereafter, he began practicing in Houston, Texas for two large firms with offices throughout the state of Texas.
Mr. Lopez is licensed to practice law in all Texas State Courts, the United States District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas, and has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Lopez is also a former Assistant District Attorney for Webb County. During his time at the Webb County District Attorney’s office, Mr. Lopez gained valuable trial experience presenting numerous cases to juries.
“Unfortunately, many lawyers lack trial experience which is crucial in representing clients,” Lopez explains. “The best deals are made on the courthouse steps, you have to fight for your client and that means going the extra step by filing a lawsuit or a motion to challenge the government’s evidence. This makes the other side think twice about their case resulting in a better outcome for the client.”
Mr. Lopez has been in private practice in Laredo for eight years. His focus has become civil litigation involving all types of disputes with insurance companies. His prior experience as an adjuster has led to the efficient resolution of personal injury claims and higher settlements for his clients. He also handles criminal cases in both State and Federal courts in Webb County and surrounding areas.
Mr. Lopez is currently constructing a new law office which will be located at 6557 Metro Court. It will be more than 3,000 square feet and centrally located. The estimated completion date is November 2018.
“The first part of my job is to make the client confident in my ability to handle their problem. I do this by meeting the client personally. Clients cannot meet their lawyer if he or she is out of town. This is what separates my office from many others, I am here in Laredo, available and I have the expertise and experience to handle many cases. This new building is indicative of my commitment to practice law in this community and my intent to serve the people of Laredo and South Texas. I thank God for blessing me with a growing law practice, a family that supports this endeavor, and the resources to make this dream come true,” said Mr. Lopez.
Mr. Lopez is a board member for Volunteers Serving the Need assisting local veterans, an elder at Grace Bible Church, and a volunteer leader with Boy Scout Troop 202. He has been married 24 years to his wife Becky and together they have three beautiful children, Christopher, Kathryn, and Matthew