El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


2905 San Gabriel St, Suite 205, 
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Rachel C. Moreno

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

Rachel C. Moreno is a partner in the firm's Trial Department. The focus of her practice is commercial litigation and appeals. Ms. Moreno previously worked for the firm from 2012 to 2019 representing clients in complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and commercial disputes. She then served as the senior staff attorney to Chief Justice Yvonne Rodriguez at the Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso, Texas.

Ms. Moreno was selected for inclusion in 2017, 2018, and 2019 "Texas Rising Stars" by the publisher Thomson Reuters.





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


  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Aggie Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • District 7 Director, 2019
    • Vice President of Programs, 2017-2019
    • President’s Award, 2016 and 2018
    • Director at Large, 2016-2017
    • Young Lawyer Representative, 2015-2016
    • Young Lawyer Committee, 2013-2016
    • Membership Committee, 2013-2016
    • TADC Trial Academy Graduate, 2014


  • Texas, 2011
  • New Mexico, 2013
  • District of New Mexico, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2024
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015


  • 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)

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Alzheimer's Association, West Texas Chapter Advisory Board, 2013-2019
  • 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