Rusty Biechlin is a Member and Director in the San Antonio office. Mr. Biechlin is a San Antonio native who has been practicing with the firm, first as an associate and then as a member, for the last 42 years, during which he has handled and tried a wide variety of cases. In the last 30 years, he has concentrated on medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and products liability litigation. Mr. Biechlin is head of the firm’s Health Law Section and in that capacity has litigated hundreds of health care liability lawsuits, with a trial success rate of better than 95%. But as primary outside defense counsel for a conglomerate based in San Antonio, he also regularly defends personal injury actions arising out of its multifaceted business operations, drawing on his experience trying lawsuits arising from vehicle and premises accidents, products liability claims, consumer complaints, even defamation and wrongful termination. Mr. Biechlin was certified as a mediator in 2007 by the Dispute Resolution Center in Austin, Texas.
St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., 1974, with distinction; Stephen F. Austin State University, B.B.A., 1972
Mr. Biechlin is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Biechlin is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, a Life Member of both the Texas and San Antonio Bar Foundations and a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, serving on the Board of Directors 2010-2012 and as a member of the Medical Legal Liaison Committee, on which he has served as Legal Chairman for 2003-2004 and 2015-2016. Since 1994, Mr. Biechlin has held the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation only organization working to preserve the jury system and which requires a minimum of 50 jury trials to qualify for membership at the Advocate level.
He has also been recognized by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer®, Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers in Texas® and Best Lawyers in San Antonio®.
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