Andres Rodriguez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He earned his bachelor’s degree and graduated cum laude from the Inter-American University in Puerto Rico. He later went on to earn his J.D. and graduated from the Inter-American University School of Law. He Passed the Puerto Rico bar with a 91.5% percentile. The Puerto Rico bar is notorious for being one of the hardest bars in the country.
Andres Rodriguez moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in June of 2015. He started to work in immigration law and directed the immigration department of a New Orleans, Law Firm. He later moved to Houston and practiced Immigration Law with Houston based law firm for over a year.
Mr. Rodriguez has had numerous success with asylum cases. He has been success in obtaining asylums based on gang recruitment, political opinion, sexual harassment, imputed sexual orientation, crime witness, domestic violence, member of nuclear family and torture claims. He has also argued successful cancellation of removal cases and adjustment of status before the Immigration Court. He has also worked on family visa petitions, student visas, work visas, fiancé visas, employment visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases, DACA Renewals, bonds and more.
Mr. Rodriguez has a passion for helping immigrants and to keep or join families together. Mr. Rodriguez is very adept at research and investigating every possible aspect to help his clients out. He has done research on currently country conditions to help his client’s case. After representing hundreds of clients for their immigration case, Mr. Rodriguez’ sole objective is to do everything he can to successfully complete the case and to keep families together in the United States.
Andres Rodriguez is a member of the Puerto Rico Bar and the National Immigration Lawyers Association
Sara Roque was born in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to the Houston, Texas area when she was 11 years old. She is a trial lawyer currently focusing in the area of criminal defense. Throughout her career Sara has worked on a variety of cases ranging from DWIs and domestic violence to murder and child abuse.
Ms. Roque is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she studied history and philosophy. She earned her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, where she was a member of the Hispanic Law Students Association and the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law. While at UH Law, Sara participated in the law school's Immigration Clinic and Trial Advocacy course. Prior to her employment at the Edwards Law Firm Sara worked at multiple firms in Houston and a Mexican energy regulatory agency. Her experience includes criminal law, business and commercial litigation and international oil and gas law.
Sara is completely bilingual in English and Spanish. She joined the Edwards Law Firm to continue pursuing her passion for criminal defense and defending those in need.
Areas of Practice
Texas State Bar
U.S District Court for the Southern District of Texas
American Bar Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
David Runcie’s primary focus at Edwards Law Firm is criminal defense. His experience as Assistant District Attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is a valuable asset to his work on these cases
While at the DA’s office, David worked on a wide variety of misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony criminal cases and trials. His work as a trial advocate gained the attention of the District Attorney, Kim Ogg, who wrote a letter of commendation outlining David’s determination and success in trying complex cases.
As a law student, David clerked with prominent defense attorneys known throughout the country for their work in overturning wrongful convictions and making major changes in Texas law. David earned his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, where he competed in advocacy competitions all over the United States as a member of the St. Mary’s Law School Mock Trial Team. His work and dedication as an advocate was instrumental in the team being ranked 2nd in Texas in the American Association for Justice National Mock Trial Competition. David also earned the Most Outstanding Mock Trial Student award and was inducted into The Order of the Barristers National Honor Society. In addition, he garnered the Best 3L Award in the Jimi Derrick Constitutional Moot Court Competition. During law school David was a member of the St. Mary’s Law School Board of Advocates, helping others who had an interest in trial advocacy reach their full potential.