Sonia Rodriguez

Partner & Attorney

Sonia M. Rodriguez is a native of San Antonio. She graduated from Burbank High School then completed undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. In 1999, Sonia received a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, in San Antonio, Texas, where she served as an editor and a co-founder of The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues. Since then, Sonia has represented individuals and families who have been injured or have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Sonia’s commitment to serving her community through honest and fair legal representation was inspired by her father, a passionate labor organizer and her mother, a hard-working and loyal former paralegal.


Sonia has represented only plaintiffs for nearly 20 years. She practices in the areas of personal injury trial and appellate law. She is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and each of the U.S. District Courts in Texas.


Sonia is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. This exemplifies the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of Sonia’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.


Sonia is a Sustaining Member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) and serves on TTLA’s Finance Committee. She is also a Past-President of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (SATLA). Sonia has served on the Litigation Council of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar’s Committee of Pattern Jury Charges (Malpractice – Premises – Products) and is a member of various local bar associations.


In 2004, she became the first Mexican American woman to obtain a verdict in excess of $2 Million in Val Verde County, Texas. In 2005, and again in 2006, she was named a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics. “Rising Stars” are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers (40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less) in the state. Only 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys receive this honor each year. Sonia is regularly nominated by her peers as among the “Best Lawyers in San Antonio,” as published in SA Scene Magazine.


Beyond the practice of law, Sonia has provided unwavering support to a number of important civic and community causes. Sonia currently serves as an advisor to the Young Women’s Leadership Academy and she serves on the Board of the SAISD Foundation. For nearly 10 years, Sonia served as Chairwoman of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women in San Antonio, having been appointed by Mayor Phil Hardberger to the Commission in 2005, and re-appointed by Mayor Julian Castro in 2009. In 2010, Sonia served as a Tri-Chair of Julian Castro’s master plan for re-envisioning the future of San Antonio: SA2020. Today, Sonia serves on the Board of SA2020, Inc., the non-profit committed to data-driven community engagement in San Antonio.


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law – Juris Doctorate (1999)
  • University of North Texas – B.A. Political Science (1995)
  • Law Review: The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues – Editor & Co-founder


Bar Admissions:

  • Texas


Courts of Admittance:

  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


Areas of Practice:

  • 18-wheeler and commercial vehicle cases involving death and catastrophic injury


Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • Association of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association (BCWB)
  • Mexican American Bar Association (MABA)
  • San Antonio Bar Association (SABA)
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (SATLA)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)


Honors & Awards:

  • Best San Antonio Lawyers, San Antonio Scene (2021)
  • Top Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyer, San Antonio Scene (2019-2020)
  • Pat Maloney, Sr. Courage Award, SATLA (2016)
  • Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate, TTLA (2015)
  • SAISD Foundation Inspire Award – Leadership (2013)
  • Rising Star, San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce (2013)
  • Distinguished Young Alumna, St. Mary’s University School of Law (2010)
  • San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame – Law (2009)
  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly and Law & Politics (2005, 2006)


Pro Bono Activities:

  • SA2020, Inc. – Executive Committee
  • SAISD Foundation – Executive Committee
  • Young Women’s Leadership Academy – Board of Advisors


Podcast Appearances:



October 15, 2020
“Pleading & Proving Negligent Training in Trucking Cases
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association


June 19, 2020
“Deconstructing the Defense-Paid Medical Witness”
San Antonio, TX
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association


July 26, 2019
“New Discovery Issues in Dram Shop Cases”
San Antonio, TX
SBOT Advanced Personal Injury Law CLE


June 11, 2019
“Discovering the Villain: Storytelling for Litigation and Trial”
San Antonio, TX
Mexican American Bar Association


April 26, 2019
“Deconstructing the Defense-Paid Medical Witnesses”
Billings, MT
Montana Trial Lawyers Association


April 11, 2019
“Evidence of Medical Expenses”
Houston, TX
TexasBar CLE


January 18, 2019
“Improving the Juror’s Experience”
San Antonio, Texas
Litigation Update Institute


August 24, 2018
“Presenting Your Client’s Best Case in Mediation”
Houston, Texas
Texas Women Rainmakers 4th Annual CLE


November 10, 2018
“Gender, Power and Leadership”
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio CityFest


November 14, 2018
“Ethics and Justice”
San Antonio, Texas
St. Mary’s University Law School