Miguel S. Rodriguez

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Partner
Location:
Austin, Texas
Phone:
512-551-1121
800-520-8526
Fax:
512-478-4409
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Miguel Rodriguez is a partner at Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez LLP. He was recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as a Texas Rising Star among attorneys in the state and also has been recognized in 2016 and 2017 as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly. 

Mr. Rodriguez represents clients in general litigation matters, including reported cases from the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in which his client ultimately prevailed. He has successfully defended high value intellectual property litigation cases and employment litigation cases, including a lawsuit by a former director of a corporation seeking more than $20 million in damages.

Mr. Rodriguez has also served as class counsel in a federal class action lawsuit.

Representative Engagements

As lead counsel, briefed, argued and obtained a favorable opinion from the Texas Supreme Court on behalf of our client, the owner of multi-family apartments in a suit against its lender.  As a result, our client obtained a favorable settlement from the lender.  Myrad Properties, Inc. v. LaSalle Bank, National Association, 300 S.W.3d 746 (Tex. 2009).

Lead counsel for publicly traded Canadian-based company and its international subsidiaries in the defense of an $80 million fraudulent transfer suit by a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee.  Obtained a final judgment of no liability for our clients after a two week trial.  Ingalls v. SMTC Corp., et al., Adversary No. 06-1283, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division, reported at 2009 WL 2940161.

Represented publicly traded high-technology company in defense of suit by former director seeking $20 million; jury denied relief and awarded our client attorney’s fees.  Forgent Networks, Inc. v. Monika Matthews as Independent Executor of the Estate of Gordon Matthews and Matthews Communication Systems, Inc.; Cause No. GN 300580; In the 261st Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas.

Represented bankruptcy trustee of satellite cable company in suit against its lenders.  Joseph D. Martinec, Chapter 11 Trustee of WSNet Holdings, Inc. v. Cerberus Capital Management LP, et al.; Cause No. GN 200604; In the 200th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas.

Represented bankruptcy trustee of internet company in suit against its former officers and directors.  Suit settled confidentially.  Marsha Milligan as Chapter 7 Trustee of Agillion, Inc. v. Stephen Papermaster, et al.; Cause No. GN 301239; In the 201st Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas.

Represented semiconductor company in defense of multi-million dollar patent infringement lawsuit; suit settled favorably.  Crystal Semiconductor Corp. v. SigmaTel, Inc.; Civil Action No. A-99-CA-558-SS; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Represented clients in suits against corporate officers, directors and lenders.

Represented various businesses in collection of commercial accounts.

Represented clients in defense of bankruptcy preference actions.

Class counsel to over 200,000 consumers; class certified by trial court and upheld on appeal in front of U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1998
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: With Honors

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Fiduciary Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Defamation
  • Securities Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas