Robert E. Brzezinski

Bob Brzezinski

Partner

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca the Younger

Bob Brzezinski grew up on the East Coast and moved to Texas in the early 1970's. His parents were both first-generation Americans, the children of Polish immigrants. His father was a decorated World War II veteran, and he and Bob's mom shared nearly 60 years together before he passed away.

His parents’ values of patriotism, loyalty, and the importance of family have informed Bob Brzezinski's life and work. His folks passed on to him the notion of "paying your dues" at an early age, and Bob has followed that idea ever since. In high school he worked as many as three jobs simultaneously and was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and two-sport athlete who set several school records, some of which still stood nearly 30 years later. In college he delivered marble bathtubs to help pay for his tuition, often working full-time while attending school full-time. In 1990, Bob began clerking for Tom Rhodes as a law student, and has worked alongside him ever since.

He tried his first case a year out of law school and has tried many more since then, handling complex lawsuits all over Texas as well as in other states such as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Connecticut, and Kentucky. Bob has briefed and argued cases in front of several Texas appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Texas, and has lectured on legal topics at conferences and seminars in the United States and Canada. He has been interviewed on television news programs about his representation of the catastrophically injured.

Mr. Brzezinski is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a peer-nominated member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; has been named a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015); and since 2003 has held an "AV Preeminent" rating from the Martindale-Hubbell legal publication, the highest rating awarded attorneys by that publication.

In 2015 he was named one of 100 “Premier Trial Attorneys” in Texas by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, an honor accorded to less than 1% of the attorneys practicing in the United States. In 2016 he was invited to join the National League of Renowned Attorneys, an organization which examines the professionalism, ethics, and notable verdicts of potential invitees and is open to approximately 1% of the attorneys in the country; and was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement award by the America’s Top 100 Attorneys organization.

He is a devoted family man who enjoys traveling and spending his free time with his wife and children.


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Certification/Specialties

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1992 J.D.
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Peer-Nominated Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Highest Rating of "AV", Martindale-Hubbell Legal Publication (since 2003)
  • Top Texas Verdicts 2011, Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney, National Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2015
  • Lifetime Achievement award, America's Top 100 Attorneys, 2016
  • National League of Renowned Attorneys, 2016
  • Top Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Attorneys, San Antonio Scene Magazine, 2016, 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2012 - 2015
  • Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America, 2007
  • Super Lawyers, 2011-2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2004

Past Employment Positions

  • Lyons & Rhodes, P.C., Partner

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