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About

Rudy has represented both public and private entities in a broad range of matters involving: bankruptcy; Medicaid fraud; personal injury; insurance defense; construction defects; slip and falls; home health care licensing; Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) policies; school district employment contracts; license revocations for nursing and Medicaid providers; State of Texas procurement contracts; administrative hearings; hotel, amusement services, franchise, motor vehicle, mixed beverage, cigarette, and sales and use tax.

The son of Haitian immigrants, Rudy is the first generation in his family to graduate from college in addition to public policy school and law school. He has been a tireless advocate in the community, speaking and working on a host of issues ranging from teaching at-risk children, co-authoring an honor code for the University of Texas, helping form a partnership with local law enforcement and the State Bar to address the issue of community policing, and creating pro bono legal advice clinics for U.S. military veterans. He has been recognized numerous times as one of the most influential young professionals in Texas.

Rudy and his wife Letisha are the parents of three, yes three, daughters: Celeste, Arielyn, and Brooklyn.

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted: Texas, 2006
  • Education: University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2006);  University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs (MPAff, 2016); University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 2003)

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • 100 Black Men of Austin
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Black Lawyers Association
  • Austin FC Community Advisory Committee
  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
  • Board of Disciplinary Appeals (Texas Supreme Court)
  • Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
  • Community Action Network (CAN)
  • City of Pflugerville, Councilmember Place 4
  • Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Lonestar Circle of Care
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Rotary Club
  • Texas Bar Fellow
  • Texas Black Caucus Foundation, President and Executive Director
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Awards and Honors

  • Austin Black Business Journal’s Most Influential Attorneys, 2021
  • Austin Black Business Journal’s Most Influential Elected Official
  • Austin Monthly’s 2021 “Top Attorneys”
  • Austin Under 40 award: Civics, Government & Public Affairs
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association Outstanding Young Leader
  • Diocese of Austin Young Professionals
  • Health and Human Services Executive Leadership Academy
  • LBJ School of Public Affairs “Rising Leader” Award
  • Leadership Austin Emerge and Essentials Program
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association President’s Award of Merit
  • State Bar of Texas Leadership Academy

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, “Building Your Career: A Guide for New Lawyers,” Texas Bar CLE
  • Speaker, “Strength In Unity Community Policing Program,” Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, “Third Party Liability and State Interest,” Health and Human Services CLE
  • Speaker, “Legislative Update,” Austin Bar-Austin Black Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, “Medical Transportation and the State of Texas,” Texas Bar CLE
  • Speaker, Rockdale High School 2016 Graduation Commencement
  • Speaker, University of Texas 2019 School of Government Graduation Commencement