Resume of Jose R. Lopez II
JOSE R. LOPEZ II
*Born in Houston, Texas, July 8, 1958
*Admitted to Texas Bar, May 1987
*Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
*Administrative Judge City of Houston (1996-Present)
*Jury and Bench Trials in both State and Federal Court
*Graduated St. Mary’s University (B.A. 1980)
*Graduated South Texas College of Law (May 1987)
*Honors: Mock Trial and Moot Court Awards; Scholarship for Varsity Advocacy Participation
*Texas Bar Foundation Member
*Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
*Who’s Who in American Law
*Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Texas Supreme Court
*American Inns of Court XV Barrister 1986
JOSE R. LOPEZ II
ATTORNEY & MEDIATOR
4601 Washington Avenue, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77007
Fax (713) 961-0638
May 1994 – Present LAW OFFICE OF JOSE R. LOPEZ II
*Appointed Harris County Tax Master 2015 Presiding over 11th, 55th, 80th, 129th, 165th, 215th, 234th, 270th, 295th, 333rd
*Adjudication Hearing Officer for City of Houston Parking Management
*Accredited mediator through Resolute Systems in Bilingual Mediation
*Accredited mediator through the Houston Dispute Resolution Center in bilingual mediations (Spanish and English).
*Practice emphasis in Insurance and Personal Injury litigation, Insurance Subrogation, Personal injury, Commercial and Defense. Trial work in personal injury, commercial and workers’ compensation in State and Federal Court.
1989 -1994 – LAW OFFICES OF TERRY BRYANT
*Developed litigation department. Managed new lawyers and legal staff in litigation.
*Extensive trial work in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases in Harris and surrounding counties.
1987 -1989 – MARTINEZ & DOWNS
*Extensive insurance defense trial work.
*Managed a high volume of automobile, general liability, and workers’ compensation dockets. Attended workers’ compensation pre-hearing conferences.
*Gave seminars on mediation to insurance companies.
1984 – 1987 – HIRSCH, GLOVER, ROBINSON & SHEINESS
*Started as law clerk. Duties included legal research, preparation of legal memorandum, prepared cases for trial, co-counseled in trial with a third year bar card with associates and partners.
*Extensive motion and deposition practice in insurance defense & personal injury.
1984 – SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW
*Student assistant to Assistant Dean John Ensle. Researched and prepared class materials on medicine and evidence.
SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW
Doctor of Jurisprudence May 1987
Admitted to practice May 1987
National Mock Trial Team
Top Oralist Garland R. Walker Mock Trial Competition
Top Oralist Spurgeon Bell Moot Court Competition
Board of Advocate Member
Assistant Director of Texas College of Trial Advocates
Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity Member
Scholarship for Varsity Advocacy Participation
Bachelor of Arts Degree 1980 English/Communication Arts
Student Liaison to Board of Trustees, St. Mary’s University
Presented Outstanding Service Award by University President
Founded and Chaired Campus Public Relations Group
Chaired Finance Committee of Sigma Beta Chi Fraternity
Published poetry in literary magazine
Who’s Who in American Colleges
PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
Seminars on Property tax issues
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Texas Supreme Court
American Inns of Court XV – Barrister 1986
Alumni Scholarship Committee, South Texas College of Law
Volunteer City of Houston Municipal Courts, Teen Court
Volunteer Moderator for Houston Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
Mexican Bar Association
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association Member 1987 to Present
Texas Bar Fellow
Born July 8, 1958 in Houston, Texas. Married with two children. Enjoy outdoor activities, all racquet sports. Have traveled throughout Central America. Speak and write Spanish fluently, Lector at St. Ignatius Church. Enjoy fictional and historical readings.