Hon. Jorge C. Rangel

Corpus Christi, TX

(361) 883-8500


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JORGE C. RANGEL was born and raised in Alice, Jim Wells County, Texas. He is President of The Rangel Law Firm, P.C., in Corpus Christi, Texas. He represents parties in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts throughout south Texas.  Over the past 39 years, he has tried many jury and non-jury cases, on both sides of the docket, involving a wide array of disputes. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in 1970 and his law degree in 1973 from Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and was elected Class Marshal. He served as the first Presiding Judge of the 347th District Court in Nueces County, Texas.  He taught Contracts and Constitutional Law at the University of Houston Law School.  He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates and a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is a member of the American Law Institute.  He is listed in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the Litigation fields of: Bet-the-Company, Commercial and Personal Injury. Texas Monthly magazine named him a Texas Super Lawyer for 2011. He has served as Chairman of the Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and of the Board of Governors of the Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit. He served as the Fifth Circuit Representative on the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.  In 1997, President Clinton nominated him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, but a hearing was never scheduled on the nomination. The Texas Supreme Court appointed him to the Texas Board of Law Examiners, where he served as Chair of the Board. He also served as Chair of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct. He has received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the group’s highest rating of legal ability and professional ethics.  He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Texas, the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Federal Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • University of Houston

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America – Business Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas State Bar, Anti-Trust & Business Litigation Section, Chair, 1996 to 1997
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1994 to 1996
  • Texas Board of Law Examiners, Chair, 2001 to 2007
  • American Bar Association, Member, Federal Judiciary Committee
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Texas-Mexico Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Fellow
  • Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, Member
  • Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, Vice-Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • 347th District Court in Nueces County, Texas, Presiding Judge, 1983 to 1985
  • University of Houston Law School, Assistant Professor, 1975 to 1976
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