Resume of Jose R. Lopez II

May 1994 – Present LAW OFFICE OF JOSE R. LOPEZ II

Houston, Texas

  • 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.
  • Part-time City of Houston Municipal Judge for Parking Management.

1989-1994 LAW OFFICES OF TERRY BRYANT

Houston, Texas

  • 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

Houston, Texas

  • 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

Houston, Texas

  • 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

Houston, Texas

  • Student assistant to Assistant Dean John Ensle. Researched and prepared class materials on medicine and evidence.

1984 SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW

Houston, Texas

  • Student assistant to Assistant Dean John Ensle. Researched and prepared class materials on medicine and evidence.

Education

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.
  • Assistant Director of Texas College of Trial Advocates.
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity Member.
  • Scholarship for Varsity Advocacy Participation.

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

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

  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Texas Supreme Court.
  • American Inns of Court XV – Barrister 1986.
  • Alumni Scholarship Committee, South Texas College of Law.
  • Volunteer Moderator for Houston Bar Association.
  • Mexican Bar Association.
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association Member 1987 to Present.
  • Texas Bar Fellow.

PERSONAL

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.