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El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.320.5466
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Las Cruces, NM 88011
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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 Litigation 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.


During law school, Ms. Moreno was honored with the CALI award for Federal Jurisdiction, Trial Simulation, and Texas Civil Practice. She had the privilege of interning with the Appellate Division of the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office as well as a distinguished mid-size civil defense firm in Dallas. During her second year of law school, she served as a legal writing tutor for first-year law students.  During her third year of law school, she was honored to assist the dean of the law library and a faculty professor as their research assistant.

Since joining Kemp Smith, Ms. Moreno has successfully defended numerous clients through summary judgment or other pre-trial dispositive means, as well as helping a client get a defense verdict from a jury, during which Ms. Moreno delivered the closing arguments.


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-Present
    • Graduate of 2014 TADC Trial Academy

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

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

CERTIFICATIONS

  • 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
  • George A. McAlmon American Inn of Court, 2016–Present
  • United Way Young Leaders Society Advisory Board, 2015
  • Leadership El Paso - Class XXXVII