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james rosenblatt

James D. Rosenblatt

President

phone: (210) 562-2900 fax: (210) 562-2929 James@Rosenblatt Law Firm.com

James is the President of Rosenblatt Law Firm and Chair for the Transactional Section of Rosenblatt Law Firm. He brings with him 25 years of experience in Business Law and Strategic Planning.

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas State Bar, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1994
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2010
  • United States Supreme Court, 2003

Education:

  • University of the Incarnate Word, 2001 – Master of Business Administration
  • Emory University School of Law, 1993 – Juris Doctorate of Law
  • Wesleyan University, 1990 – Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Recognitions/Awards:

  • 2021 Best Lawyers in America  (Best Lawyers.com)

James is the President of Rosenblatt Law Firm and Chair for the transactional side of the firm. He brings with him 27 years of experience in business law and strategic planning. Before founding Rosenblatt Law Firm, James worked as an associate for Davidson & Troilio, a regional law firm, where he worked on environmental, government, corporate, real estate and litigation work. He worked nationally as an associate for Akin Gump focusing on general Corporate Practice and associated securities, mergers, and related work. Before RLF, he worked as in-house general counsel for an international construction company, aiding in strategic planning, managing all legal issues, acquiring multiple offices across the country and Canada, directing human resources, and actively participating in financial planning, human resource, accounting, and risk management.

James graduated from Wesleyan University with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Emory University with a Juris Doctorate, and the University of the Incarnate Word with a Master of Business Administration with honors. Over the years James has continued to stay active in the business community by Teaching MBA and Law courses at Texas A&M University, Kingsville (San Antonio Campus) and University of the Incarnate Word. He has held board positions on homeowners’ associations, development boards, leadership advisement organizations, and many other community engagement boards.

While James can most often be described as self-amused, he strives to be seen as a good listener, problem solver, and counselor. One of his most significant accomplishments is that Rosenblatt Law Firm still has many of its initial clients from 15 years ago when the firm opened, and these clients continue to be sources of referral today.

Jenn Rosenblatt

Jennifer Beldon Rosenblatt

Partner

phone: (210) 562-2900

fax: (210) 562-2929

Jennifer@Rosenblatt Law Firm.com

Jennifer is Partner for the Litigation Section of the firm. She brings with her over 25 years of experience in Litigation and Appellate law.

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas State Bar, 1993

Education:

  • Washington University, 1990 – Sociology and Psychology
  • London School of Economics, Spring 1989
  • Emory University, 1993 – Juris Doctorate of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Bexar County Woman’s Bar Association
  • S.A. Impact
  • William S. Sessions  Inns of Court
 

Recognitions/Awards:

  • 1990-1993 – Public Service Award: Student Legal Services
  • San Antonio Scene,  San Antonio Outstanding Women in Law 2021, 2022 
Jenn joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2019 as a Partner and head of the Litigation section.  Jenn brings experience as a prominent attorney in Bexar County, including a wealth of litigation and appellate knowledge. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Jenn graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1993 where she was honored with the Public Service Award for Student Legal Services.  After law school, Jenn worked at the 81st/218th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as the sole felony prosecutor in Atascosa County, gaining skills through extensive pretrial matters, trial experience, and appellate briefing and argument.  Jenn later worked in civil litigation at both insurance defense and plaintiffs’ firms, including as part of the legal team which received a top 100 jury verdict in 2003. Before working with Rosenblatt Law Firm, Jenn worked over fourteen years as a staff attorney at the Fourth Court of Appeals. At the Fourth Court, Jenn considers herself lucky to have worked with some incredible judges, amazing staff, and too many interns to count.  Along with actively practicing law, Jenn taught Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor for St. Mary’s University of Law for over five years—she continues to maintain many of those relationships to this day. Jenn is the proud mom of three “grown” kids and is an avid participant in various community activities.  She chaired the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association gala in 2002 and returned in 2017 to co-chair the silent auction and head the Autumn Affair, for the second time, in 2018.  Having sat on several different community boards, Jenn’s focus generally remains on education and health issues. Jenn loves to bake, get lost in her art, travel, and spend time with her family. Her motto is “If not now, when?”
molly neck

Molly E. Neck

Senior Associate Attorney

phone: (210) 562-2900

fax: (210) 562-2929

Molly@Rosenblatt Law Firm.com

Molly joined  Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2014. She is a Senior Associate for the Transactional Section of the firm.

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas State Bar, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Tax Court 2011

Education:

  • Tulane University, 2002- Religious Studies
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2008– Juris Doctorate of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Bexar County Woman’s Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • William H. Sessions Inns of Court
  • League of Women Voters
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • National Leadership Council
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation LEAD Academy
 

Recognitions/Awards:

  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017
  • San Antonio Scene, San Antonio Outstanding Women in Law 2021, 2022 
Molly spent two years as the Director of Policy for the National Coalition for the Homeless. During law school, Molly worked in the Immigration Clinic at the Community Justice Center, was a staff writer for the St. Mary’s Law Journal, and interned for the Honorable Judge Edward C. Prado United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Molly is a senior associate who works with small business owners to assist them in starting, expanding, operating, and selling their businesses.  After practicing business litigation at the start of her law practice, Molly wanted to work with business owners to help them avoid litigation by advising them in the many large and small decisions business owners face. Molly supports business owners on matters of real estate, contracts, sales and use tax, and employee matters, in addition to her work with corporate mergers and acquisitions.  Since Molly joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2014, she has assisted in over $77 million in mergers and acquisitions.  Molly understands each business is unique and works with each client to assure they receive the best advice possible. In her free time, Molly stays involved in the community through non-profit and political organizations working to improve the lives of San Antonians.  She relaxes with podcasts, reading and by playing with her two dogs.
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Mary Lisa Mireles

Senior Associate Attorney

phone: (210) 562-2900

fax: (210) 562-2929

Marylisa@Rosenblatt Law Firm.com

Mary Lisa joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2014. She is a Senior Associate for the Transactional Section of the firm.

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas State Bar, 2010

Education:

  • Baylor University, 2007 – Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, 2010 – Juris Doctorate of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Bexar County Woman’s Bar Association
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar College
  • Rotary Club of San Antonio
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation LEAD Academy, inaugural class member
 

Recognitions/Awards:

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
  • San Antonio Scene, San Antonio Outstanding Women in Law 2021, 2022 

Mary Lisa began her years of higher education studying philosophy at Baylor. She credits this foundation for her interest and tactical views at problem-solving. Following undergrad, Mary Lisa attended law school at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas on a full Regent’s Scholarship. During law school, she was an Articles Editor on the Administrative Law Journal and president of the Student Public Interest Initiative, an organization which helped raise money for law students to work in public interest and legal aid.  Mary Lisa worked as a student attorney in the Family Law Clinic representing clients in family and social security matters.  Also, she interned with Disability Rights Texas and several private firms.

Mary Lisa works on the transactional side of employment matters–making sure her clients are hiring, firing, and maintaining employees to protect their assets and minimize litigation. Her expertise is in drafting individual contracts tailored to her client’s needs.

Outside of work, Mary Lisa continues her passion for community involvement by volunteering with the Rotary Club of San Antonio and Snack Pak 4 Kids, a program dedicated to ending weekend hunger for kids in need, at a local elementary school. She also enjoys spending time with her sons and husband.

    Elena Serna

    Elena Serna

    Senior Associate Attorney

    phone: (210) 562-2900

    fax: (210) 562-2929

     

    Elena joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2021. She is a  Senior Associate for the Litigation Section of the firm.

    Bar Admissions:

    • Texas State Bar, 2010
    • New Mexico State Bar, 2009 (inactive status)
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

    Education:

    • University of New Mexico, 2005 – Bachelor of Arts Religious Studies/Philosophy
    • St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2009 – Juris Doctorate of Law

    Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • Bexar County Woman’s Association
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • Community Justice Program
     

    Recognitions/Awards:

    • San Antonio Scene, San Antonio Outstanding Women in Law 2021, 2022 
    Elena earned her undergraduate degree from University of New Mexico and graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2009. As a student at St. Mary’s, Elena helped organize the People’s Law School event, coordinating a free community legal education day for the public. Elena brings Rosenblatt Law Firm over 12 years of experience, assisting both Texans and New Mexicans with civil litigation including the defense of insurance companies, transportation companies, various retail businesses, contractors/subcontractors, as well as school districts. While a partner at Valdez & Trevino, a civil defense firm, Elena was dedicated to her clients and community activities. At Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle PC, Elena served the education community working on constitutional law, special education, and employment issues. Immediately prior to joining Rosenblatt Law Firm, Elena worked as in-house counsel for an insurance company for approximately two-years. Elena’s desire to educate and serve continues today. Elena excels at conveying her client’s story in a relatable and understandable way, while balancing big picture strategy with honest and encouraging communication. Known for her tenacity and reliability, Elena develops long-term relationships with her peers and clients, in all her professional and personal roles. Elena is a member of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association and a rescue animal foster parent. She loves to travel and to tour local brew pubs, wherever she can find them. If you are lucky enough to ride with Elena, be prepared for shock and awe at her parallel parking skills! Elena is focusing her efforts as a Senior Associate Attorney in business and consumer litigation and homeowner concerns.  She is a valued asset to Rosenblatt Law Firm and we are lucky to have her.

    Catherine A. Byers

    Senior Associate Attorney

    phone: (210) 592-4603

    fax: (210) 562-2929

    Catherine@RosenblattLawFirm.com

    Cat joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2021. She predominately handles Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship.

    Bar Admissions:

    Texas  State Bar  2015

    Education:

    •  Texas A&M University, 2008 Bachelor of Arts Communication
    • Michigan State University, 2015 Juris Doctorate of Law
    • Chartered Special Needs Consultant  (ChSNC®)

     

     Professional Association and Memberships:

     

    • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • REPTL

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Recognitions/Awards:

     

    • San Antonio Scene, Rising Star Lawyer, 2020,
    • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2020, 2021, 2022
    • San Antonio Scene, San Antonio Outstanding Women in Law 2022

     

     

     

     

    Cat is a proud alumna of Texas A&M University’s 2008 graduating class, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in communication. She returned to school to earn her law degree from Michigan State University in 2015. Cat has 6 years of experience working in estate planning, guardianship, and probate. Prior to Rosenblatt Law Firm, Cat worked for Weisinger Law Firm as a Senior Associate Attorney for 4 years. At Rosenblatt Law Firm, Cat works on guardianship, probate, and estate planning. She enjoys working with her clients and getting to educate them on the process. She measures success by the client referrals she receives.

    During her free time, Cat is a special needs consultant, helping families with special loved ones obtain guardianship and preparing trusts. She also helped frontline workers at the start of the COVID pandemic with setting up basic estate plans. Cat enjoys watching Harry Potter, Spurs Basketball, and musicals.

    Ashley Randol

    Ashley Randol

    Associate Attorney

    phone: (210) 562-2900

    fax: (210) 562-2929

     

    Ashley joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2020. She is an Associate for the Transactional Section of the firm.

    Bar Admissions:

    • Texas State Bar, 2020

    Education:

    • Texas Tech University, 2016 – Political Science
    • Louisiana State University, 2020 – Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law
    • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2020 – Juris Doctorate of Law

    Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • San Antonio Young Lawyer’s Association
    • Bexar County Woman’s Association
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
     

    Recognitions/Awards:

    • San Antonio Scene, San Antonio Outstanding Women in Law 2021, 2022

    Ashley is a proud 2020 graduate of the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, after receiving her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech.  While Senior Editor of the Board of Editors of the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources and President of the Federalist Society, Ashley ambitiously co-founded Texas Tigers, a student organization aimed at bridging the gap between LSU Law students planning to practice law in Texas.  Texas Tigers provided resources for the Texas bar exam, networking opportunities with Texas employers and fellow Texans, and guidance on the Texas legal market and employment opportunities. 

    Ashley’s hard work, determination, and focus led her from the Texas Tech Raiders to the LSU Tigers and, finally, to join Rosenblatt Law Firm

    Problem solving is Ashley’s passion.  Ashley uses these skills to find unique solutions for client needs in all areas of transactional work, contract drafting and interpretation, employment matters, insurance, real estate, and construction law.

    Ashley is a food connoisseur from fine dining to ice cream to fast food; she loves trying new restaurants, exploring the city, enjoying theme parks and funnel cakes, and spending time with family.  But above all, Ashley credits her father as the person who inspired her work ethic and love of the law.

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    Chessa L. Akins

    Attorney of Counsel

    phone: (210) 562-2900 fax: (210) 562-2929 Chessa@Rosenblatt Law Firm.com
    Chessa joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2008. She predominantly handles Litigation and Real Estate matters.

    Bar Admissions:

    • Texas State Bar, 2008
    • Florida State Bar, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2009

    Education:

    • Texas Tech School of Law, 2005 – Juris Doctorate of Law
    • Texas Tech University, 2005 – Master of Business Administration
    • Texas Tech University, 2001 – Bachelor of Business Administration

    Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • William H. Sessions Inns of Court
    • Midland Medical Alliance
    • Midland County Bar Association
    Recognitions/Awards:

    • San Antonio Scene, San Antonio Outstanding Women in Law 2021, 2022

    A graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, Chessa was a member of the Law Review as well a member of Phi Delta Phi while a law student. Additionally, she clerked for Judge Sam R. Cummings, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas. After graduating law school, Chessa was a senior associate at Hightower & Partners in Miami, Florida before returning to practice law in Texas.

    At Rosenblatt Law Firm, Chessa predominantly handles litigation and real estate matters, striving to help clients achieve a resolution when they feel out of options. The achievement, Chessa considers most significant with the firm, was a defense verdict for a small, local restaurant tenant whose landlord sought an eviction and damages. Chessa and her husband, Scott, have four children.  When she is not working, Chessa enjoys spending time with her family, running, cooking, and photography.
    Nicole Jackson

    Nicole E. Jackson

    Attorney of Counsel

    phone: (210) 562-2900 fax: (210) 562-2929 Nicole@Rosenblatt Law Firm.com
    Nicole joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2020. She predominantly handles Litigation matters.

    Bar Admissions:

    • Texas State Bar, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2007
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2007
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2007
    • U.S District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2021
    • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2021
    • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, 2021

    Education:

    • St. Mary’s School of Law, 2005 – Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • University of Texas, San Antonio, 2000 – Post-Baccalaureate in Secondary Education
    • Troy University, 1998 – Bachelor of Science in Political Science

    Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • Bexar County Woman’s Bar Association,  President, 2021
    • Federal Bar Association
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • San Antonio Bar Association, Equal Opportunity Committee
    • Collaborative Divorce Texas
    • Collaborative Divorce San Antonio
    • Impact San Antonio
    • Business Networking International, The San Antonio Chapter, Secretary, 2019 – 2020
    Recognitions/Awards:

    • Texas Monthly, Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014, 2015
    • San Antonio Scene, Rising Star, 2012, 2013, 2016
    • San Antonio Scene, Best San Antonio Lawyer, 2020 
    • San Antonio Scene, Best San Antonio Female Lawyer & Outstanding Women in Law 2021, 2022  
    Presentations:

    • The Grievance Process, American Board of Trial Advocates, San Antonio Chapter, November 2021
    • The  Grievance Process with the State Bar of Texas, Federal Court Practice Seminar, April 2021
    • The Grievance Process and Common Violations, January 2020, FED Talks, Federal Bar Association
    • Panel Discussion – When Women Lead, May 2016 – NAFE San Antonio
    • How to Avoid the Penalty Pit Stop, The Grievance Process, December 2015 – TexasBar CLE, Family Law
    • Prosecuting & Defending Truck and Auto Collision Cases, November 2014 – TexasBar CLE, Personal Injury
    • Update on Automobile Accident Liability Litigation in Texas, August 2014 – Infinity Insurance

    Nicole has 17 years of commercial and civil litigation experience in state and federal court as well as various administrative proceedings.  Nicole’s focus includes contract disputes, deceptive trade practices, employment, construction defects, professional liability, and family law, including collaborative divorce.  Nicole has defended business owners in numerous fatality cases and other catastrophic loss cases, and when necessary, negotiated high-value settlements limiting unnecessary client exposure. 

    Nicole is active in local bar and non-profit associations and has been a featured speaker at numerous CLE events discussing the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.  Nicole is the Immediate Past President of the Bexar County’s Women’s Bar Association and Foundation.

    Wendy L. Martinez

    Attorney of Counsel

    phone: (210) 562-2900 fax: (210) 562-2929 Wendy@Rosenblatt Law Firm.com
    Wendy joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2021. She predominantly handles Litigation and Appellate matters.

    Recognitions and Education:

    Bar Admissions:

    • Texas State Bar, 1989

    Education:

    • The University of Texas at Austin, 1986 – Business Management
    • St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1989 – Juris Doctorate of Law

    Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
    Recognitions/Awards:
    •  San Antonio Scene, San Antonio Outstanding Women in Law 2022 

    Wendy is an Attorney of Counsel for Rosenblatt Law Firm. She joined the team in 2021 specializations in appellate and litigation support. Wendy graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1986 with her Bachelor of Business Administration, and earned her Juris Doctorate of Law from St. Mary’s University in 1989. Wendy has over 31 years of experience working in appellate law. Before Rosenblatt Law Firm, Wendy worked at The Fourth Court of Appeals as the Chief Staff Attorney for 26 years.

    Wendy’s biggest verification of a job well done is when she prevails at a hearing or an appeal. She is best known for her research and writing skills. Outside of law, Wendy is most passionate about her family and two sons.

    One person she admires is Justice Catherine Stone. “She has overcome a lot and is a true success when it comes to law.”  When Wendy is not at work, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

    Staff

    carrie flowers

    Carrie Flowers

    Chief Operating Officer

    Before joining the Rosenblatt Law Firm, Carrie received her Paralegal Certification from the University of Colorado in 2009 and worked as a paralegal for several private practices. As Chief Operating Officer, Carrie makes sure the firm runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. One thing Carrie loves about her job is being able to talk to clients and getting to know them. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, spending time with family, and raising her backyard chickens.
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    Laura Orton

    Legal Assistant

    Before joining the Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2019 as a legal assistant to the transactional section, Laura spent twelve years as a legal assistant. Her personal motto of “Be good. Do good.” expounds on Laura’s work goals of being helpful, hard-working, and attentive to details. Laura obtained a Bachelor’s of Science from UTSA, and when she is not at work, she spends time with family, sewing, and feeds her obsession for all things Harry Potter.
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    Michelle Murdoch

    Legal Assistant

    A graduate of San Antonio College, Michelle works as a Legal Assistant to various attorneys in the Transactional sections of the Rosenblatt Law Firm. Michelle has been a practicing legal assistant since 2017 and is always looking to gain more knowledge about her job. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family. Her hobbies include crafting, wreath making, and going to the beach.

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    Iliana Cuellar

    Administrative Coordinator

    Iliana brings over 15 years of administrative support experience to her role at Rosenblatt Law Firm. She provides administrative support for our office manager, Carrie Flowers. Iliana’s friends and family describe her as kind, adventurous, big-hearted, open-minded and determined. In her spare time, Iliana enjoys traveling, reading, swimming and baking. Her personal motto is “Change is inevitable, progression is a choice.”

    kari guerrero

    Kari Guerrero

    Legal Assistant

    Kari is responsible for client engagement at the Rosenblatt Law Firm. She is our leader in making first impressions and ensuring everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. Receptionist by day and college student by night, Kari is just a few credits away from earning her Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice, then on to law school!

    Jordan Montoya

    Receptionist

    Jordan works as a receptionist at Rosenblatt Law Firm office. She helps keep the office organized, creates our monthly newsletter, and provides excellent customer service. She is currently a student at The University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in Business Management. Jordan’s biggest achievement is being accepted into the honors program and maintaining a high GPA. When she isn’t at the office, Jordan enjoys reading history and baking delicious deserts.