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El Paso, TX 79901
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Rachel C. Moreno

rachel.moreno@kempsmith.com915.533.4424/915.546.5360
Email: rachel.moreno@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915.533.4424 / Fax: 915.546.5360
Overview

Rachel C. Moreno is an associate in the firm's Trial Department. The focus of her practice includes commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, products liability and premises liability, and medical malpractice.  Prior to Kemp Smith Ms. Moreno practiced at a large international civil defense firm in Dallas, TX.


Since joining Kemp Smith, Ms. Moreno has represented a variety of clients in cases throughout Texas and New Mexico.  She has been able to obtain numerous dismissals for her clients through summary judgment or other pre-trial dispositive means.  In her first trial in state court, Ms. Moreno played an integral role in obtaining a defense verdict in her client's favor. 

Ms. Moreno was selected for inclusion in 2017 and 2018 "Texas Rising Stars" by the publisher Thomson Reuters.


PRACTICE AREAS

Credentials

EDUCATION

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2011
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. Psychology, 2007

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Aggie Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Director at Large, 2016-2017
    • 2016 President's Award 
    • Young Lawyer's Division, 2013-2016
    • Membership Committee, 2013-2017
    • Graduate of 2014 TADC Trial Academy

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 2011
  • New Mexico, 2013
  • Western District of Texas, 2014
  • District of New Mexico, 2017
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

  • 2017 TADC Spring Seminar, "Social Media in the Practice of Law: Terms and Conditions May Apply"
  • 2016 TADC Spring Seminar; “Damages in UIM/UM Cases: What You Thought You Knew”
  • 2016 TADC Spring/Summer Publication: “Potential Pitfalls of LinkedIn Endorsements and Other Social Media”
  • 2015 TADC West Texas Seminar; "Patients Leaving Against Medical Advice: Minimizing the Risks for Hospitals" (presentation only)
  • 2014 TADC Summer Seminar; "Potential Pitfalls of Linked In Endorsements and Other Social Media"
  • 2014 TADC West Texas Seminar; "Third Party Practice in Texas" (presentation only)
Community

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Alzheimer's Association, West Texas Chapter Advisory Board, 2013-Present
  • Progress321, 2016-Present
  • George A. McAlmon American Inn of Court, 2016–Present
  • United Way Young Leaders Society Advisory Board, 2015
  • Leadership El Paso - Class XXXVII