Daniel Rodriguez, founder and president of Rodriguez & Associates, has been listed in Super Lawyersfor 15 years as a top personal injury lawyer.
Super Lawyers is a trusted legal publication known for its annual listings recognizing the nation’s most accomplished attorneys as voted by their peers. The magazine uses a multi-phase selection process of peer nominations, independent research, and peer review surveys to identify honorees.
In total, no more than 5% of practicing attorneys in each state are named to Super Lawyers.
Top California Personal Injury Lawyer Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel has been included in the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney’s™ 10 Best Attorneys in California and listed as a Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Bakersfield for years. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers – an invitation-only group composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the United States. His firm has obtained more multi-million-dollar verdicts than any other law firm in the Southern San Joaquin Valley and has earned the three highest personal injury verdicts in Kern County history.
“Being listed in Super Lawyers for the past 15 years for the litigation work I do is an honor. Helping individuals and families in Kern County get the justice they deserve for the pain they have experienced is why I do what I do.” – Daniel Rodriguez
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.
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.
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.”
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.