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Nelda V. Rodriguez
Justice Nelda V. Rodriguez was born on February 12, 1954 in
Kingsville, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&I University and received
her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
While attending law school, she interned for the Harris County District
In 1981, Justice Rodriguez and her husband formed the law office of
Rodriguez and Rodriguez. In 1990, she became Municipal Court Judge for
the City of Corpus Christi and in 1992, she became a Title IV-D Court
Master. She was elected to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in 1995.
Justice Rodriguez is a member of the State Bar Foundation, College of
the State Bar, Corpus Christi Bar Association, Hidalgo County Bar
Association, San Patricio Bar Association, Coastal Bend Women Lawyer's
Association, and the Texas State Bar Association. She is also a member
of the Communities in Schools Mentor Program, League of Women Voters,
Tejano Democrats and Mexican American Democrats. She has served as
Parliamentarian and State Delegate for the Hispanic Women's Network of
Justice Rodriguez is Co- Founder and Director for the Fighting to Rid
Gangs in America Foundation and the Operation Satori (Martial Arts
program for at risk middle school children).
She is married to Rene Rodriguez and they have two children, Robert
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