After practicing law in Houston and San Antonio for several years, Ruben joined CFHOJ in May 2015 and became a Partner in January 2018. Throughout his career, Ruben has successfully litigated and defended serious personal injury cases in the areas of premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, dram shop liability, and products liability. Ruben is also experienced in a broad range of litigation matters including health care liability, construction litigation, and commercial litigation. While Ruben’s practice is statewide, he routinely handles matters in Central and South Texas including venues along the Texas-Mexico border. In 2018, Ruben was selected by his peers in San Antonio Scene magazine as among the Best Lawyers in San Antonio for personal injury defense.
Ruben was born and raised in Laredo, Texas but also spent time growing up in the Corpus Christi area. He attended Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 2001. Ruben went on to attend South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2005. While in law school, Ruben was a South Texas Academic Merit Scholarship recipient, was on the Dean’s Honor List, and a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Law Fraternity. He also interned for Justice Nelda V. Rodriguez at the 13th Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2003 and 2004.
Ruben was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2005, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in 2006, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in 2009. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, San Antonio Bar Association, and Defense Counsel of San Antonio. In 2017, Ruben was nominated and accepted as a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Ruben has also been an invited speaker on various personal injury topics for claim representatives.
Ruben and his wife, Lesley, have two children, and they attend St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Ruben enjoys running, playing golf, hunting, and watching Texas A&M football.