Gary R. Gurwitz

Gary R. Gurwitz

McAllen, Texas
Partner
Phone 956-632-8226
Fax 956-686-6109
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GARY GURWITZ, the managing partner of Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, has over 40 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, toxic tort, medical and legal malpractice, product liability, and personal injury.

Born in San Antonio and raised in Three Rivers, Texas. Attended the University of Texas at Austin and received B.B.A. in 1958; JD, with honors, from the University of Texas Law School in 1959; an Associate Editor of Texas Law Review. Admitted to the Texas bar in 1959 and practiced in McAllen since that time. Managing Partner of the Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez law firm with offices in McAllen, Brownsville, Austin and Uvalde.

UT Affiliations: 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 Council. Received the Honorary Order of the Coif Award from the University of Texas School of Law; member of the University of Texas at Austin Development Board.

Professional Associations: 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. Been named a Texas Super Lawyer since 2003 as awarded by Thompson Reuters and published in Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly Magazine; Former Director, State Bar of Texas; Former member, State Bar of Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals.

Community Affiliations: Founding Trustee of South Texas College and member from 1993 to present and recipient of the M. Dale Ensign Leadership Award from the Association of Community College Trustees; Longtime 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 Man for the year 2014.

Areas of Practice:
Banks
Class Actions
Commercial and Business Law
Corporations
Insurance Companies
Litigation
Medical and Legal Malpractice
Medical Professionals
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Toxic Tort
Trusts
Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1959
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
The University of Texas School of Law
1957 – 1959 J.D., with honors Texas Law Review, Associate EditorThe University of Texas at Austin,
1953 – 1958 B.B.A.
Honors and Awards:
2003 – present, Named a Texas Super Lawyer as awarded by Thompson Reuters and published in Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazineHeart of Gold Award, American Heart Association, Upper Valley Division, 1993

Humanitarian of the Year Award, Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2004

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships:
The Littlefield Society
MemberPresident’s Associates, 1996 – 1998
MemberExecutive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council, 1984 – 1987
MemberUniversity of Texas School of Law Dean’s Roundtable and Dean’s Council, 1996 – Present
Member

Longhorn Foundation
Member

University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association
Director

University of Texas Ex-Students’ Association Council, 1989 – 1991
District Director

International Association of Defense Counsel
Member

American Counsel Association
Member

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Member

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
Member

Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
Member, Past Director and Vice President

Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Member and Former Vice President

Hidalgo County Bar Association
Member and former President

Texas Rural Legal Aid Association
Former Director

South Texas Community College, 1993 – Present
Board of Trustees

University of Texas-Pan American School of Business Administration, Business Advisory Council
Vice-Chairman

Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation
Member, Board of Directors

Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 1996 – Present
Member and Former Vice Chairman

Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Delta Phi
Birth Information:
June 29, 1935, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
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