2018

2018
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Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 5




Liza Rodriguez
(Democrat)




Rebecca Simmons
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Liza Rodriguez for Justice Campaign
1923 Culebra Road
San Antonio, Texas 78201
Email


Rebecca Simmons Campaign
1819 Main Avenue, Box 211
San Antonio, Texas 78212
E-mail



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney, Private Practice
Law Office of Liza A. Rodriguez
Private practice, focus on Criminal Defense


Attorney
Visiting judge at district & appellate level
(former Justice on this court, 2005-12)




UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Political Science
Minor: Communication & Public Address
University of North Texas


B.A., Austin College
1978

Post Graduate Study, Durham University
European Economic Community and Jurisprudence
1982



JURIS DOCTOR

St. Mary's University School of Law
1997


Baylor University School of Law
1980



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1997


1980



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Fourth Court of Appeals
2005-2012



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

Former Presiding Judge
Bexar County Court at Law No. 8 (2011-15)


Judge, 408th District Court
Bexar County (2003-05)



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Chief County Court Administrator, Bexar County
  • Assistant District Attorney, Bexar County (10 years; assigned to trial division for 9 of 10 years)
  • Legislative Analyst, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)(Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow) Washington, D.C. (1993-94)

  • Associate General Counsel, Acelity (2013-16)
  • Chair, Judicial Committee on Information Technology (2009-16)
  • Adjunct Professor St. Mary's University School of Law, (1994-2016)
  • Attorney, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP (1992-2003)
  • Attorney, Cox, Smith, Mathews, LLP (1983-92)
  • Briefing Attorney, Supreme Court of Texas (1980-81)


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


None sought



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas


  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Distinguished Alumnus Award (2012)

  • Presidential Citation, State Bar of Texas (2006)
  • Alumni of the Year, Austin College (2006)
  • Lee Cusenbary Ethical Life Award, South/Central Texas Association of Corporate Counsel (2014)
  • Lumen Gentium Award, Archdiocese of San Antonio
  • Honorary Young Lawyer Award, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • Justice Award, Institute of Interfaith Dialogue
  • Honorary Young Lawyer Award, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association



PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Primary Election
Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 5
100%; unopposed

2014 Bexar County General, Amendment, Special and Bond Election
Judge, County Court at Law No. 8
50.48% v. Celeste Brown

2010 Bexar County Joint, General, Special & Bond Election
Judge, County Court at Law No. 8
100%; unopposed



2018 Texas Republican Primary Election
Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 5
100%; unopposed

2012 Texas General Election
Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 5
49.07% v. Patricia Alvarez (D)

2006 Texas General Election
Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 5
52.57% v. Richard Garcia, Jr. (D)

2004 Texas General Election
District Judge, 408th Judicial District
55.31% v. Milton I. Fagin (D)




MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

163 of 469 votes
35%


306 of 469 votes
65%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS








JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








OTHER INFORMATION

  • Member, Criminal Defense Lawyers Association of San Antonio

I am a fifth generation Texan and a third generation attorney with two brothers who are attorneys and another brother who is a judge. I previously served as a district judge and justice on the Fourth Court of Appeals. I have been an adjunct professor at St. Mary's School of Law for over 20 years. Prior to taking the bench, I was in private practice for 23 years. Currently, I sit as a visiting judge at the district and appellate level. I also serve as an arbitrator and mediator in a variety of cases.

  • Former Chair, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Former President, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Former President, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
  • Trustee, Austin College Board of Trustees
  • Former President, William S. Sessions American Inns of Court


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LAST UPDATED:
10/3/18
10/3/18

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