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.

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 dozens 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. He has several jury verdicts which have been noted on annual lists of the largest verdicts in Texas and/or the United States. In 2017, he was honored to be part of the trial team representing the family of Sandra Bland in the civil rights case brought following her death. He was one of the members of the Tom Rhodes trial team who recently appeared in the documentary Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018 and will air on HBO later in the year.

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
  • Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2012 - 2017
  • Top Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Attorneys, San Antonio Scene Magazine, 2016, 2017
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2017
  • “Top One Percent”, National League of Renowned Attorneys, 2016
  • “Ten Best” Client Satisfaction award, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • “Premier 100”, National Academy of Jurisprudence, 2016
  • Top Texas Verdicts 2016 (2 verdicts), Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. 2016, VerdictSearch Magazine
  • Lifetime Achievement award, America's Top 100 Attorneys, 2016
  • Top Texas Verdicts 2015, Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney, National Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2015
  • Top Texas Verdicts 2011, Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America, 2007
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2004
  • Highest Rating of "AV", Martindale-Hubbell Legal Publication (since 2003)

Past Employment Positions

  • Lyons & Rhodes, P.C., Partner

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