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Rudy Morales III

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Rudy Morales III

Rudy Morales III

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Bond Reductions
  • Expunctions & Record Sealing
  • Local Government
  • Wills & Probate
  • Protective Orders & Peace Bonds

Background

Rodolfo “Rudy” Morales III is a native son of Laredo, Texas.  Rudy graduated as salutatorian from R&T Martin High School. He received a full-ride scholarship to Texas A&M International University and graduated with a 3.9 GPA from the D.D. Hachar Honor’s Program. He served as vice-president of the student government association. Upon graduation, Rudy was accepted to be a legislative fellow through the Senator Gregory Luna Fellowship Program where he worked on public policy with the Texas Senate.

In 2013, Rudy graduated as valedictorian of Thurgood Marshal School of Law. Rudy was the recipient of numerous awards in law school including receiving the highest grades in Constitutional Law, Oil & Gas, Consumer Law, Local Government, and Advanced Legal Analysis. He was also awarded the Elvin R. Ross III Peer Excellence Award and Scholarship for his academic excellence.

Rudy served as a misdemeanor and felony assistant district attorney for almost five years. He handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. In 2015, the Webb County Domestic Violence Coalition recognized Rudy as Professional of the Year because of his work with domestic violence victims. In 2018, the Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club honored him with the distinguished Presidential Award for his service in the Laredo community.

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University – J.D., 2013

  • Honors: Valedictorian: 1/171, GPA: 3.79
  • 2012 Hispanic Bar Association of Houston Scholarship Recipient
  • 2012 Buck Wynne Scholarship/State Bar Environmental Law Section

Texas A&M International University, B.A. Political Science, 2008

  • Honors: Summa cum laude, GPA: 3.933
  • D.D. Hachar Honors Program
  • Senator Zaffirini Scholarship & Leadership Award
  • Student Leader of the Year

Bar Admission

State Bar of Texas, 2013

Professional Organizations & Civic Work

Laredo-Webb County Bar Association, 2013-Present

  • Vice-President 2015-2016, President-Elect 2016-2017, President 2017-2018, Immediate Past President 2018-2019

Domestic Violence Coalition, 2014-Present

  • District Attorney’s Office Representative, 2015-2016 DV Coalition Professional of the Year

Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club, 2014-2018

  • Sargent-at-Arms 2015-2016, Director of Ignite/Chair of Unsung Heroes Awards Gala 2016-2017

Neighborworks Laredo, 2015-2018

  • Board Member 2015-2016, Chair of Events and Fundraising Committee 2016-2017

Community Action Advisory Committee 2016-2018

  • Neighborhood Representative

Laredo Area Community Foundation 2016-2018

City of Laredo Ethics Commission 2016-2017

  • District 1 Representative

LULAC Council #12 2017-Present

  • Member