Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
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Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. is shown presenting Senate Resolution 803 to Mr. Eduardo Rodriguez
Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. is shown presenting Senate Resolution 803 to Mr. Eduardo Rodriguez (center) of Brownsville, honoring him for his recent election as president of the State Bar of Texas, and joining them is Melanie Rodriguez Greer (Mr. Rodriguez's daughter) on Friday, May 13 in the Senate Chamber.

New President of Texas State Bar recognized in Senate Chamber

AUSTIN, TX--In honor of Mr. Eduardo R. Rodriguez's recent election as president of the State Bar of Texas, Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. presented him with a Resolution (SR 803) Friday, May 13, in the Senate Chamber.

"Mr. President, Members," said Sen. Lucio to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his colleagues, "I take great pride in honoring a man of such distinction, who has contributed greatly to the legal profession and to his community and state."

Mr. Rodriguez is a senior partner in the law firm of Rodriguez, Colvin, Chaney and Saenz in Brownsville. After earning a Bachelor's degree from George Washington University, he received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He has served on the Board of Directors and Federal Judiciary Relations Committee for the State Bar of Texas.

"I was extremely honored by the Senator's presentation of this Resolution," said Mr. Rodriguez. "I look forward to leading the lawyers of Texas next year, and by honoring me on the Senate floor, Sen. Lucio honored the lawyers of the Rio Grande Valley. I thank him."

In 2002, he was awarded the Honorary Order of the Coif, and in 2001, served as president of the Alumni Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Rodriguez has held leadership positions in many professional organizations, including the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is currently active in the Cameron County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

"Widely recognized as a leading defense attorney in South Texas," remarked Sen. Lucio, "Mr. Rodriguez has made significant contributions to the Brownsville community through his work in organizations, such as the Brownsville Convention and Visitors' Bureau, and the Kiwanis Club."

Mr. Rodriguez will take office as president of the State Bar in June.

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