This year marks the 40th anniversary of Ezequiel Reyna, Jr.’s legal career. An accomplished South Texas personal injury attorney and the founder of the Ezequiel Reyna Law Office located in Weslaco, Texas, Mr. Reyna has a long and distinguished career which includes multiple Top 100 Verdicts in the State of Texas. His dedication to his profession and his community has also earned him numerous accolades, including named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers, most recently in 2019, as well as “Man of the Year” in 2005 by the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ezequiel Reyna, Jr. was born the son of migrant workers who traveled all over the country to work in fields picking cotton and tomatoes. He was one of eight children, who saw their parents work 14 to 18 hours a day, 365 days a year. This principle of hard work represented by his parents instilled a sense of ethics in Mr. Reyna, which he still lives by to this day. “My parents never took a day off,” said Reyna. “They brought us up with the principles of integrity and honesty. They were very dedicated people.”
Mr. Reyna brings that sense of integrity and honesty to his legal practice. “We represent the human factor, and that’s what keeps you going,” said Reyna. “[The defendants] will use any and every defense available to them, whether it’s professional, ethical or otherwise. But at the end, it’s all worth it because you see your clients pleased with the outcome and what we’ve done, and how we have changed their lives and their family’s lives.”
Fighting for His Clients
Even from his earliest days as a lawyer, Mr. Reyna pursued justice for his clients. Just three years after graduating from the University of Houston Law School, he successfully filed suit against Maverick Market, securing the first multi-million dollar settlement in South Texas. Only a handful of years later, Mr. Reyna represented over 300 victims of the devastating 1989 Phillips 66 petrochemical explosion, securing a recovery over $50 million after five years of intense legal battles.
For the past 40 years, Mr. Reyna has held true to those values demonstrated by his parents, day in and day out, and to the values of his Rio Grande Valley upbringing. His four decades of experience and his passion for the law and his clients are both rooted in the most fundamental cornerstone of his legal practice: honesty. These are the motivations driving him every day of the last 40 years, and will continue to do so in the decades to come.
“Knowing that our client is hurting and in a painful situation gives us the strength and fortitude to keep fighting for what is right,” said Reyna. “So we keep working and forging ahead to achieve the best outcome for our clients.”