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Growing up in the border town of Laredo, Texas, Attorney Amanda Rodriguez was inspired by the commitment her family members had to the community. Thanks to her surroundings, Amanda knew from a young age that she wanted to work in the legal field.

Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science at Texas A&M International University. As an undergraduate student, Amanda participated in Harvard Model United Nations conferences as well as the International Public Debate Association, where she earned a national title.

Amanda started to make her childhood dreams a reality after being accepted at the Georgetown University Law Center. In law school, Amanda worked at the Georgetown Technology Law Review as assistant editor. She was also a member of Georgetown’s Institute for Public Representation Clinic. Here, she worked on civil rights cases that involved employment and gender discrimination. This experience fueled Amada’s passion for practicing law in a way that helps clients who are suffering from injustice.

While in Washington D.C., Amanda served as a law clerk at the U.S. House of Representatives. She also worked with Washington D.C.’s inner-city youth as a member of Georgetown’s Street Law program. With this program, she taught constitutional law to high school students and helped them compete in a city mock trial tournament.

Amanda’s legal career started when she served as Georgetown Law Fellow at Catholic Charities’ of Galveston-Houston’s St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance. At Cabrini, Amanda helped clients who couldn’t afford legal help with their immigration proceedings at the Executive Office of Immigration Review and the United States and Citizenship Immigration Services. During this time, Amanda helped dozens of children who were seeking asylum or who were trafficked to the United States.

When she isn’t helping clients, Amanda volunteers with Catholic Charities. She’s also a proud member of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston.

“Helping others in the pursuit of justice has always been my calling. Working at Arnold & Itkin is an honor because I know everyone here shares an unparalleled commitment and passion to fight for our clients. When you choose Arnold & Itkin, you’re choosing a team of lawyers that will fight for what’s right, that will fight for you.”
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Texas A&M International University, magna cum laude, B.A. in English and Political Science
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas
Quick Facts
About Amanda

Amanda enjoys jogging, cooking, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She speaks Spanish natively.