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  • Tom Rhodes Law Firm Recognized as One of the "Best Law Firms" in San Antonio*

    || 11-Dec-2015

    We are pleased to announce that Tom Rhodes Law Firm has recently been named one of San Antonio’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report, with our founding attorney, Tom Rhodes, also included in the Best Lawyers® list for this year. Tom Rhodes Law Firm has been recognized for excellence in the following areas of practice: Bet-the-Company Litigation Construction Law ...
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  • Family of "Clock Kid" Ahmed Mohamed Suing for $15M

    || 2-Dec-2015

    You may recall back in September when a 14-year-old high school freshman by the name of Ahmed Mohamed was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school to show his teacher. His arrest for bringing what appeared to be a homemade bomb sparked outrage across the country, as many see the incident as an act of racial profiling against a Muslin student. Since then, Ahmed and his family have ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Named Lawyer of the Year for 2016

    || 6-Nov-2015

    Join us in congratulating Attorney Tom Rhodes for being named Lawyer of the Year in the 22 nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (2016)! Tom’s commitment to excellence in personal injury representation is evidenced by this great honor, which he has received every year since 2000. This prestigious honor is given to only one lawyer per legal practice area within each metropolitan ...
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  • By 2017, there may be over 250,000 unoccupied trucker positions. Of course, this has led many truck companies panicking to find individuals willing to drive their big rigs. Recently, truck companies and Congress have made efforts to have the legal interstate truck driving age lowered to 18 years old. However, many fear that if this law passes, these young, inexperienced drivers may increase the ...
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  • Sandra Bland Case May Proceed to Grand Jury Next Month

    || 16-Sep-2015

    Twenty-eight-year-old Sandra Bland made headlines in July when she was found dead in her Waller County, Texas jail cell. Bland, who hanged herself with a garbage bag after being arrested by officer Brian Encinia during a minor traffic stop, is now the subject of a federal lawsuit in which Attorney Tom Rhodes is of co-counsel. During a recent court hearing on the case, Tom Rhodes and the legal team ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. Wins $67,470,000 Oilfield Crash Verdict*

    || 3-Sep-2015

    The Tom Rhodes Law Firm trial team of Tom Rhodes, Bob Brzezinski, and Erin Oglesby, with the assistance of Sam Royston, just obtained a verdict of $67,470,000 for a young man injured by an oilfield service company truck. Our client, a 19-year-old, was riding as a passenger in a small truck driven by a friend. The friend attempted a u-turn from the right shoulder on a 70 mph, two-lane county road. ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Assists Family of Sandra Bland in Filing Federal Lawsuit

    || 4-Aug-2015

    Last month, the story of Sandra Bland made national headlines after the 28-year-old woman was found dead in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas following a traffic stop. Thanks in part to a dash cam video recording that went viral, the case sparked widespread interest and considerable scrutiny. It became a part of the larger and highly controversial conversation involving high-profile ...
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  • Common Mistakes That Contribute to Medical Malpractice

    || 24-Jun-2015

    Medical malpractice, unfortunately, is an all-too-often occurrence. It is also one of the top leading causes of death in our country. Medical malpractice is a broad term for any wrongdoing that is done on a patient by a health care professional. The wrongdoing may be committed by anyone who works in health care, including doctors, surgeons, nurses, orderlies, and even nursing assistants. How ...
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  • Have you ever driven drowsy? Or worse yet, fallen asleep while driving? Believe it or not, you may have fallen asleep while driving, but just may not have been aware. You see, when the brain is operating on such little energy to work with, it is possible for it to “fall asleep” in a split second, even though your eyes are wide open and you are fully aware of the road. That is why ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. Remembers Michelle Lima

    || 13-Apr-2015

    Tom Rhodes Law Firm remembers Anchor/Reporter Michelle Lima on the 15th anniversary of the firm’s key role in funding the Michelle Lima Memorial Editing Suite at Loyola University in her memory. Michelle Lima exemplified the best in a television news anchor. A graduate of Loyola University, she was a true professional with a heart of gold. She cared about the people more than the story. She ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Named Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer 2014

    || 8-Apr-2015

    On behalf of the entire team at Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C., we congratulate our founding attorney, Tom Rhodes, for this most recent accomplishment: his selection as Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer in 2014 in San Antonio. Being chosen as best medical malpractice is a great accomplishment and demonstrates just how committed our lawyers are to providing world-class, high-quality services. Having spent ...
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  • If you were asked what the word “respect” meant to you, how would you respond? This was asked of fifth graders in a contest in Nashville, Tennessee, where they were asked to illustrate their idea of respect. The idea behind the project was to foster a greater awareness of the meaning of respect first and foremost, but also to explore how that meaning can be put into practice in the way ...
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  • Congratulations to our very own Attorney Laura Porter! She now holds the position of President of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (SATLA) for her dedicated legal advocacy and work as a winning trial lawyer. SATLA is dedicated to preserving all citizens’ rights to a fair trial by jury, a constitutional right under the Seventh Amendment. The SATLA also encourages the following: To ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Law Firm, PLLC settled a medical malpractice case for an undisclosed amount. The plaintiff in the case was pursuing $10,345,000 against Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for medical negligence and lack of proper care and attention, which led his development of bed sores. How Bed Sores Form According to plaintiff’s argument, St. Vincent failed to follow the safety ...
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  • Our attorney, Tom Rhodes, can add another accolade to his ever-growing list of accomplishments. He has now gained membership to the International Society of Barristers (ISOB), an organization of lawyers who are dedicated to charitable causes and upholding the integrity and honor in the legal profession. This year, 2015, they will be celebrating their 50 th anniversary, commemorating half a century ...
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