Category Archives: Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez Teaches the Spence Method

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Daniel Rodriguez, founder and president of Rodriguez & Associates, facilitates a college course for lawyers at the Thunderhead Ranch campus in Dubois, WY founded by renowned trial lawyer Gerry Spence.

Daniel’s 3-week annual course centers around the Spence Method, a unique approach to legal storytelling created by Gerry Spence that provides trial lawyers with insight into themselves, their clients, and cases.

As a member of the faculty at Thunderhead Ranch, Daniel has been trained in the Spence Method and brings decades of applied experience to the classroom. Through the Spence methodology, Daniel assists lawyers in connecting with the story of their case and learning the art of “showing themselves so that the jury will see them as an authentic, relatable, and trustworthy person.” A seasoned trial lawyer, Daniel teaches techniques to tell the story of the case throughout the opening statement, witness examinations, and closing argument.

An experienced, award-winning trial lawyer, Daniel Rodriguez is frequently asked to lecture and teach trial skills for organizations such as the Consumer Attorneys of California, American Association of Justice and numerous other bar associations. In addition, he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Kern County Bar Association, and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.

If you are a trial lawyer and looking to take your skills to a higher level, sign up for the 3-week Spence Method course here.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 10:18 am

Daniel Rodriguez Interviewed on KGET for Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Daniel Rodriguez, founder and president of Rodriguez & Associates, was interviewed on KGET Studio 17 Live to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Growing Up As a Migrant Farmworker

Daniel tells his story of being born in south Texas about 8 miles from the Mexican border, to parents with little or no schooling. He grew up as a migrant farmworker, moving every 2-3 months following the crops. Daniel picked cotton in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, as well as other crops in California. 

Daniel, not speaking any English, started school in 8th grade. Through the magic of reading, he learned about engineers and lawyers and knew that those were what wanted to become. His upbringing taught him hard work, and that nothing is ever handed to you, you have to work for everything. 

Learn more about Daniel here.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. It’s a time to celebrate the “history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.”

The reason for starting Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15 is significant because it is “the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.”

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month here.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 7:18 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Rodriguez & Associates

Monday, September 12, 2022

Daniel Rodriguez, president and founder of Rodriguez & Associates, grew up as a migrant farm worker. His family, who was constantly on the move from state to state during his childhood, created his appreciation for how the Hispanic community has made an impact both locally and nationwide.

Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, was created to recognize the inspirational achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions.

Join Daniel along with Rodriquez & Associates in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Posted by Lorrie Ross at 6:07 pm