Matías J. Adrogué


Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law

Mr. Adrogué is a native Argentine, fluent in Spanish, who is passionate about his clients’ cases and their right to a trial by jury. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Texas and the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Adrogué is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is among only 3% of lawyers licensed in Texas with this honor. As a personal injury trial lawyer, he has demonstrated his dedication to his clients by trying almost 40 cases to verdict. He has obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for thousands of his clients. Mr. Adrogué litigates civil cases involving wrongful death & survival claims, medical malpractice, general negligence, motor vehicle negligence, trucking negligence, premise liability, product liability, and commercial disputes. Mr. Adrogué also assists clients with investments and business opportunities in Argentina. He also represents clients in criminal matters.

Trained Mediator

Mr. Adrogué has participated in hundreds of mediations over the last thirteen years assisting in the amicable resolution of his client’s disputes. As a Spanish speaking mediator, Mr. Adrogué provides mediation services to assist parties in resolving their disputes before & after lawsuit has been filed. He is able to communicate with the parties in their native language to ensure parties fully understand the process. Any dispute can and should be mediated including, but not limited to, individuals and businesses in disputes arising out of commercial and business relationships such as contractual disputes, real estate transactions, employment contracts, vendor and franchise agreements, business dissolutions, and insurance carriers’ wrongful denial of legitimate claims.

Educational Background

  • University of Houston Law Center, Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 1999
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Visiting Student, Spring 1999
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, December 1994
  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston, Texas, May 1990

Professional Experience

  • Matías J. Adrogué, PLLC, Managing Member, 3/03-Present (Adrogué & Burnett, LLP 10/03-12/06), Houston, Texas
  • Johnson, Spalding, Doyle, West & Trent, LLP, Associate, 8/01-2/03, Medical Malpractice Defense & Pharmaceutical Defense, Houston, Texas
  • Schell, Quillin, Mitchel & Cooley, LLP, Associate, 7/00-7/01, Medical Malpractice Defense, Dallas, Texas
  • Kirkley Schmidt & Cotton, LLP, Associate, 8/99-7/00, Pharmaceutical Defense, Insurance Defense & Construction Litigation, Fort Worth, Texas

Professional Recognitions & Associations

  • Licensed to Practice in all Texas State Courts; admitted in US District Court for Southern District of Texas
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – 2008
  • Manousso Mediation Alternative Dispute Resolution – 40 hours Basic Mediation Course
  • 2012 Annual Conference on ADR – South Texas College of Law & Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine – 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40 in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers – 2012
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists (TACTAS) – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • State Bar of Texas – Litigation Section; ADR Section
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
  • TTLA – Trial Advocacy College of Texas – 2008
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA), Bd Director and Membership Chair, Golf Tournament Chair
  • Houston Bar Association – Litigation Section; ADR Section
  • Fort Bend Bar Association
  • Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
  • Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Casa Argentina de Houston, Board Member, 2006-07
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Association of Conflict Resolution
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Distinguished Service Award by University of Houston Law Center, 1999
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association Minority Law School Scholarship, 96-97
  • Law Day & Pro Bono Appreciation Banquet Interpreter Awards by Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, 1995-96