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Jessica Rodriguez-Wahlquist

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Sorrels Law
5300 Memorial Dr, Suite 270
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-496-1100
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2018
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

A youthful and energetic professional, attorney Jessica Rodriguez-Wahlquist is devoted to helping the injured residents of Houston, Texas, from the law firm of Sorrels Law. She accepts a broad spectrum of personal injury cases, including those involving:

·       Wrongful death

·       Catastrophic car accidents

·       Accidents due to defective products

·       Truck wrecks

As a survivor of a car crash, Ms. Rodriguez-Wahlquist understands firsthand the challenges and strain an accident injury has on the victim and their families. Time and again, she offers her clients sincere compassion and empathy and does everything in her power to maximize their chances of a successful financial recovery.

Hailing from Guadalajara, Mexico, Ms. Rodriguez-Wahlquist majored in economics and political science and obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Sam Houston State University in 2015. Excelling academically, she was a recipient of several prestigious scholarships and a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon The International Economics Honor Society. 

In 2018, Ms. Rodriguez-Wahlquist obtained her doctorate in law from DePaul University. While there, she was placed on the dean’s list and awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in contracts negotiation and drafting. She was a finalist in the DePaul Moot Court Society Intramural Competition and functioned as a staff writer of the Business and Commercial Law Journal. She was also a visiting law student at the South Texas College of Law Houston.

Licensed to practice in Texas since 2018, Ms. Rodriguez-Wahlquist has handled a number of cases before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas as well. 

Ms. Rodriguez-Wahlquist was honored in many ways for her accomplishments, high-quality services and professionalism. She was listed in the Top 40 Under 40 attorneys list by The National Trial Lawyers and awarded the 2021 Gayest & Greatest Readers' Choice Award by Outsmart. She is fluent in English and Spanish. 

Ms. Rodriguez-Wahlquist holds memberships in many legal organizations, including the Texas Bar Foundation, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Houston Bar Foundation, the American Association for Justice and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. She served among the board of directors of Sam Houston State University, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston. Furthermore, she volunteers a part of her time to coach STCL’s Varsity Moot Court Team.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Jessica Rodriguez-Wahlquist

First Admitted: 2018, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.sorrelslaw.com/team/jessica-rodriguez-wahlquist/

Newsletters

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice, 2018
  • Best Female Attorney - Outsmart Magazine - Houston's Leading LGBTQ+ Magazine Reader's choice awards , 2021
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation - Fellow It’s an honor reserved for less than 1% of young lawyers in Houston. The Fellows of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation was established in 1998. Its purpose is twofold: (1) to recognize outstanding members of Houston’s legal community, and (2) to support the charitable efforts of Houston’s young lawyers. Each year, the HYLF Board of Trustees nominate as Fellows select individuals who have demonstrated an exemplary personal commitment to Houston’s Young Lawyers and who are dedicated to the practice of law and the cause of justice. The Houston Young Lawyers Foundation was created in 1992 to support the charitable programs of young lawyers in Harris County. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality and availability of legal aid, health, human welfare, and education services provided by Greater Houston nonprofit organizations through targeted volunteering and grants, while building leadership capability through a deeper appreciation of giving. By 2030, we intend to enhance the quality of life for at least 20,000 Greater Houston residents and distribute $500,000., 2021
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow. Each year fellowship in the Texas Bar Foundation is limited to .333 of 1% of licensed attorneys. The Texas Bar Foundation is the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the nation. Membership is composed of the most elite Texas attorneys. The Foundation’s members are nominated because of their dedication to the administration of justice and high professional standing among their peers. Its mission is to educate the public about their rights under the law, provide legal services to the poor and needy, and protect the most vulnerable amongst us. Since its inception, the trustees of the Texas Bar Foundation have awarded more than $22 million in grants to charitable organizations across Texas. Grants are made possible by the generosity of the Fellows and charitable gifts from individuals and law firms across the state., 2021
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Membership Committee member , 2021
  • Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Millenials
  • Houston Bar Association. Founding member, LGBTQ+ Committee Member, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member, AIDS Outreach Committee Member, Lawyers 4 a Beautiful Houston  , 2019
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Member, Women's Caucus

Honors/Awards

  • Earned the highest grade in the class, CALI Award, Contracts Negotiation & Drafting, 2018
  • October 2021 magazine issue will feature the winner.  , Best Female Attorney - Gayest & Greatest - Reader's Choice Awards, Outsmart Magazine, 2021
  • Honoree, Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • Ms. JD's National Women's Law Students Organization (NWLSO) Leadership Academy is Ms. JD's initiative created to further its mission of supporting and improving the experiences of women law students.  The Leadership Academy will build a national network of women's law association leaders empowered to lead their law student organizations, leveraging ideas and inspiration from their new connections with other law student leaders.  Additionally, the leadership academy class will provide participants with tools to develop the professional skills to help them succeed and serve in leadership positions beyond law school. , Inaugural Class Graduate of Lawyers Leadership Academy, Ms. J.D. & Harvard Law School, 2017
  • Appellate Moot Court Competition, Outstanding Advocate, The Honorable Sharon S. McCally 2017 Moot Court Tournament, Texas, 2017
  • Appellate team brief received the highest score and was honored as the Best Brief, Best Brief, Evans Constitutional Moot Court Competition, Wisconsin, 2018
  • Represented South Texas College of Law's Varsity Moot Court Team, Semi-Finalist, Evans Constitutional Moot Court Competition, Wisconsin, 2018
  • Sixteen teams competed in the National Championship of the 2018 Transactional LawMeet® hosted by the New York offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. This year’s case involved the acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of by an affiliate in Beijing. The teams at LawMeet® were asked to draft and negotiate the acquisition agreement for this US$2.25 billion transaction. , Colorado Regional Finalist, Transactional LawMeets National Competition, New York, 2018
  • Represented South Texas College of Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution Team., Champion, Transactional LawMeets Regional Competition, 2018
  • Earned the highest grade in class, CALI Award, Intellectual Property for Transactional Lawyers, 2017
  • Appellate Moot Court Competition at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Finalist, William J. Bauer Moot Court Competition, Illinois, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed to practice before The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2018
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Texas, 2018

Educational Background

  • DePaul University College of Law Juris Doctor, 2018
  • South Texas College of Law Visiting Student 2017-2018, 2018
  • Sam Houston State University BBA - Double major of Economics and International Business with a Minor in Political Science  , 2015
  • Lone Star Community College North Harris Associate's Degree , 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mexican Consulate - Citizenship Application Workshop, 2018
  • TTLA - Membership Committee, 2021
  • Chair - TAPP Committee Houston Young Lawyers Association Pipeline program for young high school students aspiring to pursue a career in law, 2021
  • HBA Lawyers 4 a Beautiful Houston, 2019
  • HBA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2019
  • HBA LGBTQ+ Committee, 2021
  • HBA LGBTQ+ Committee, 2020
  • HBA LGBTQ+ Committee, 2019
  • Aids Outreach Committee, 2021
  • Aids Outreach Committee, 2020
  • Aids Outreach Committee HBA, 2019
  • Houston Bar Association - Legal Line, 2019
  • Mexican American Bar Association - Consejos Legales (Spanish Speaking Legal Line), 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • An article providing the different rules governing depositions in order to fight back sanctionable actions from opposing attorneys., Writer & Researcher, Lawyers Gone Wild: Sanctionable Conduct During Depositions –A 50 State Analysis., Attorneys Information Exchange Group, 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Appointed by Houston Bar President Benny Agosto Jr. to serve as a Founding Member of the first-ever LGBTQ+ Committee. The mission of the HBA LGBTQ committee is to improve the profession through the inclusion of the LGBTQ and allied perspective in our practice and to increase direct legal services to the LGBTQ and allied communities of the greater Houston area., 2019
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Fellow, 2021
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2021

Representative Clients

  • Victims of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability., 2022
  • Personal Injury Victims, 2020
  • Personal Injury Victims, 2018
  • Personal Injury Victims, 2019
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Office Location for Jessica Rodriguez-Wahlquist

5300 Memorial Dr
Suite 270
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 713-496-1100

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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