Attorney Samantha Rodriguez is an associate attorney with Kennedy Hodges LLP. She was born and raised in Mission, Texas, and has spent her whole life in the Rio Grande Valley. Samantha received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, with a concentration in Political Communications, from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. She graduated with honors and was recognized as both a Scholar of the College of Communication and a University of Texas Scholar.
Growing up in an impoverished area, Samantha knew from a young age that she wanted to commit herself to helping people. She attended law school at South Texas College of Law, graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in May 2014. During law school, Samantha gained a great deal of Alternative Dispute Resolution experience by participating in the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution program and completing an intensive training program to become a State of Texas Certified Mediator. She has also been heavily involved with the Hispanic Law Society Association.
During law school, Samantha also represented people with disabilities before shifting her focus to assisting personal injury victims. She started working for Kennedy Hodges in 2014 as a law clerk, and later accepted a position as an associate attorney with the firm. At Kennedy Hodges, Samantha has so far focused on mass tort cases, including cases involving Bair Hugger, Xarelto, IVC Filter, and Taxotere. Of the large mass tort and defective product cases she has worked on, she says “I enjoy working in mass torts because it gives me the opportunity to help a large volume of people at once who have been injured by a particular product.” Samantha is known for her commitment to her clients, and she is always passionate about what she does.
When she isn’t at work, Samantha enjoys yoga and spending time with family. When she is able, Samantha also enjoys lending a hand and getting involved with community service projects that come up through her professional memberships.
- University of Texas at Austin
- South Texas College of Law
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The State Bar of Texas, Member
- Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
- Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Multi-Bar Diversity Committee