Jessica Rodriguez-Wahlquist


Joining Sorrels Law in 2021, Jessica was one of the first attorneys to be tapped by the former President of the State Bar of Texas to join the elite legal team of Sorrels Law. Jessica swiftly ascended to Partner, propelled by her remarkable success record in securing multi-million-dollar settlements, excess verdicts, and judgments. Her clients commend her for her genuine compassion and unwavering dedication to their cases.

Jessica is a dedicated bilingual personal injury attorney whose journey to advocate for her clients stems from her own personal experience with injury and injustice. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Houston, Texas, Jessica’s upbringing instilled in her a deep sense of community and fairness.

Jessica’s passion for helping those injured by the negligent actions of others was ignited after suffering a life-altering collision as a teen. As a young, injured immigrant, she faced daunting challenges and physical limitations, including the loss of a college scholarship opportunity. Determined to make a difference, Jessica embarked on a mission to become a personal injury attorney and give voice to her community.

She specializes in representing victims against major corporations, handling a diverse range of cases, including airplane crashes, train collisions, traumatic brain injuries, sexual assault incidents, and fatalities (wrongful deaths) caused by drunk drivers or defective vehicles. Her motto, “quality over quantity,” reflects her meticulous approach to examining every aspect of a case. As a result, respected lawyers often refer cases to Jessica in order to successfully litigate the matter and maximize the monetary recovery of the victims.

Jessica’s accolades, including recognition as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, and inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, underscore her exceptional legal acumen. Prior to joining Sorrels Law, Jessica honed her skills at prominent personal injury and commercial litigation firms in Houston and Chicago, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes cases. Her diverse background includes work in international avionics, Texas and Houston politics, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights, special needs children and adults, and sexual assault victims.

Jessica’s academic achievements, including a double degree in Economics and International Business from Sam Houston State University, laid the foundation for her legal career. She excelled at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where she was a merit scholarship recipient and actively engaged in various extracurricular activities, including moot court and leadership roles in student organizations. During her third year, she studied at South Texas College of Law where she was chosen to be part of the No. 1 nationally ranked moot court team and ADR team. She went on to compete nationwide, won championships, and gathered an extensive list of advocacy awards for both teams.

Outside the courtroom, Jessica remains deeply involved in her Houston community, volunteering with charities, school systems, LGBTQ+ rights groups, immigrant rights organizations, and legal committees. When not advocating on behalf of her clients, you’ll find Jessica spending time spent traveling with her spouse and two dogs, exploring culinary delights, or learning about the latest moves in the stock market.

In Jessica I. Rodriguez-Wahlquist, clients find a fierce advocate, compassionate ally, and tireless champion for justice in their personal injury cases.

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
  • Juris Doctor
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
  • Juris Doctor – Visiting Student
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
  • BBA, Economics and International Business
  • Super Lawyers Texas Top Women Attorneys 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2022
  • Outsmart Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards Gayest and Greatest Female Attorney, 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021
  • Outstanding Advocate, The Honorable Sharon S. McCally Moot Court Tournament
  • Champion, Transactional LawMeets Regional Competition – Colorado
  • Best Appellate Brief, Evans Constitutional Moot Court Competition – Wisconsin
  • National Semi-Finalist, Evans Constitutional Moot Court Competition – Wisconsin
  • CALI Award, Contracts Negotiation and Drafting
  • CALI Award, Intellectual Property for Corporate Transactional Lawyers
  • Finalist, DePaul Moot Court Society Intramural Competition
  • National Quarter-Finalist, Transactional LawMeets National Competition – New York
  • Dean’s Honor List
  • Ms. JD Leadership Academy Class of 2017, Ms. JD and Harvard Law School
  • Outstanding Senior in International Business Award
  • Economics Scholarship Recipient
  • Dr. John Holcombe Scholarship Recipient
  • Sam Houston Austin Internship Program Scholarship Recipient
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Board of Directors, Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Alumni Board of Directors, Sam Houston State University
  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Membership Committee, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • TAPP Committee Chair, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • LGBTQ+ Committee Founding Member, Houston Bar Association
  • AIDS Outreach Committee, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, The National LGBTQ+ Bar
  • Vice Chair, LGBT Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Military & Veterans Committee, Houston Bar Association
  • Stewart J. Guss, Attorney At Law.
  • Ramsey Law Group


English (Fluent); Español (Nativo)