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Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer, L.L.P.
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Norton A. Colvin Jr.

Norton A. Colvin Jr.

Norton A. Colvin, Jr. was born and raised in San Benito, Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance from McCombs Business School and from St. Mary’s University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. He was fortunate to be partners with Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez (35 years) and Mitchell C. Chaney (30 years) and blessed to be married to Lynn A. Colvin for 47 years.

Location: Brownsville, Texas
Phone: 956-542-7441
Fax: 956-541-2170
Email: Email Me
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  • Best Attorneys of America Lifetime Member
  • Fellows American Bar Foundation
  • Super Lawyers Norton A. Colvin
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow
  • FDCC Defense Lawyers
  • Texas Bar College 40 Years
  • Texas Bar College Fellow
  • Norton A Colvin Super Lawyers


  • Partner

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Civil Litigation Defense
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Railroad Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit 2019
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. – 1974
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. in Finance- 1970

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • “Lender Liability”, Texas Tech Univ. School of Banking, 1989 – 1991
  • “Plaintiffs Tactics for Large Punitive Damages”, New York, 1995
  • “Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation”, NBI Conferences
  • “Mediation of Nursing Home Cases”, American Health Care Association
  • Conference, Nursing Home Defense, Chicago, 1998
  • “Insurance Bad Faith”, South Padre Island, Texas, CLE, 2001
  • “Preparing the Corporate Witness”, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Coeur d’Alene, 2006 “Insurance Coverage”, State Bar of Texas, South Padre Island, 2012
  • Speaker at State Bar of Texas Advanced Insurance Law Course – San Antonio, 2015
  • Speaker at South Texas Insurance Law Seminar 2016 & 2018
  • Speaker at UT 21st Insurance Law Institute, Houston 2017

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell, 1984 – Present
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2007 – Present
  • Forbes “Go To” Lawyer by Union Pacific Railroad Company, 2010
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • America’s Top 100 High States Litigators, 2018 – 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Member
  • Cameron County Bar Association, 1975 – 1984, Board of Directors
  • Cameron County Bar Association, 1984, President
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute Elite
  • Lawyers of America
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Civil Litigation, 2021
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Charter Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Av rated for over 34 years
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • National Association of Bank Counsel
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Standing Committee on Bankruptcy Practices and Procedures, 1986-1990 (Southern District of Texas)
  • State Bar of Texas, 1986 – 1989, Grievance Committee, District 12-B
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Association of Mediators, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee, 2005 – 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2007 – Present


  • Delta Theta Phi

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