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Jaime Arturo Saenz

Jaime A. Saenz


Jaime A. Saenz was born and raised in Roma, Texas.  After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1986, he had the privilege of serving as a Briefing Attorney for Federal District Judge Filemon B. Vela in Brownsville, Texas for two years. He then entered private practice in 1988 with the firm representing clients in the defense of personal injury litigation.  He has tried over 120 civil cases to verdict.  When he is not working, Jaime enjoys the outdoor activities of skiing, tennis, and golf.  He is an avid tennis player and currently serves as President of the Brownsville Tennis Association.  Jaime is married to Annette L. Saenz and they have two wonderful adult children, Aaron and Taylor.

Location: Brownsville, Texas
Phone: 956-542-7441
Fax: 956-541-2170
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  • Fellows American Bar Foundation
  • Super Lawyers Jaime A. Saenz
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers Jaime Arturo Saenz 2018
  • Best Lawyers Jaime Arturo Saenz 2019
  • Board Certified Texas Board Legal Specialization
  • Jaime Saenz Super Lawyer

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Trial Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1993
  • Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1988


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. – 1986
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin
    • B.A. magna cum laude – 1983
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa


  • Products Liability Update, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 1999
  • Law Practice After House Bill 4, Offers of Settlement, 2003
  • Products Liability Seminar, House Bill 4 Amendments, University of Texas Law School, 2003
  • Offers of Settlement, Hidalgo County Bar Association, 2003
  • Voir Dire, Defensive Perspective, Hidalgo County Bar Association, 2004
  • Faculty, International Association of Defense Counsel 2008 Trial Academy, Palo Alto, CA
  • Prosecuting and Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident, Accident Investigations (Preservation of Evidence), State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • Paid v. Incurred, Defense Perspective, Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar, State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • Indemnity Issues, Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar, State Bar of Texas, 2023

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, by Thomson Reuters, 2003 – Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward White Inc., 2009 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Trial Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate
  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • University of Texas School of Law, Dean’s Roundtable, Past Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • University of Texas School of Law, Alumni Association Executive Committee, 2004 – 2010
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Personal Injury Trial Law Exam Commission, 2010 – 2016
  • University of Texas Law School Foundation Trustee, 2023 – Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 – Present
  • Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Product Liability Advisory Counsel
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Filemon B. Vela, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division, Briefing Attorney, 1986 – 1988


  • Spanish

Jamie Saenz AV Certificate

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