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

(713) 624-1070

Fax (713) 961-0638

 

EXPERIENCE

 

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

Houston, Texas

*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

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.

 

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

Board of Advocate Member

Assistant Director of Texas College of Trial Advocates

Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity Member

Scholarship for Varsity Advocacy Participation

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

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

 

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.