Gary Gurwitz, a former managing partner of Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, has over 50 years of litigation experience representing corporations, banks, insurance companies, medical professionals, and individuals in cases involving a wide variety of legal issues, including, commercial and business law, trusts, class actions, medical and legal malpractice, product liability, and personal injury.
He was born in San Antonio and raised in Three Rivers, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his B.B.A. in 1958 and his JD, with honors, from the University of Texas Law School in 1959, where he received the Honorary Order of the Coif Award and was a member of Phi Delta Phi. He was an Associate Editor of Texas Law Review. He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1959 and has practiced in McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley since that time.
Member of the Littlefield Society; The President’s Associates; the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council; former member of the Texas Foundation; Longhorn Foundation; former member of the University of Texas School of Law Dean’s Council; past Director of the University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association; and former District Director for the University of Texas Ex-Student’s Association; member of the University of Texas at Austin Development Board.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Member, International Association of Defense Counsel; American Counsel Association; Association of Defense Trial Attorneys; Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers; Member and former Vice President of Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Past President of the Hidalgo County Bar Association and recipient of the Hidalgo County Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Was named a Texas Super Lawyer numerous times since 2003; Former Director, State Bar of Texas; Former member, State Bar of Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals; Former Member of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law Dean’s Roundtable; Member, Former Director and Vice-President of Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism.
Founding Trustee of South Texas College and trustee from 1993 to 2022 and is now a Trustee of the South Texas College Foundation. He was the recipient of the M. Dale Ensign Leadership Award from the Association of Community College Trustees; Longtime former member of the Board of Directors of the Vannie E. Cook Cancer Foundation; recipient of the American Heart Association, Upper Valley Division, Heart of Gold Award; Muscular Dystrophy Association, Humanitarian of the Year Award; IMAS Collage Legacy Award; State of Israel Unity Award; Easter Seals Humanitarian of the Year Award; Former member of McAllen Planning and Zoning Commission and McAllen Economic Development Corp.; Member and past President of Temple Emanuel; Former Hidalgo County Chairman of March of Dimes; Named City of McAllen’s 2014 Man for the year; Former Director of Texas Rural Legal Aid Association; Member and Former Vice-President of Texas Association of Defense Council; Member and Former Vice-Chairman of Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee.