Israel Perez

Israel Perez joined Baron & Budd’s Dallas office in 2020 as part of our Pharmaceutical Litigation Group. There, he represents clients who have suffered significant harm following the implantation of a defective medical device or the taking of an unsafe prescription drug.

Mr. Perez was born in Eagle Pass, Texas, to former migrant farm workers. After graduating high school in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Perez attended Rockhurst University where Jesuit values of being for and with others were instilled in him.

While at Rockhurst, Mr. Perez realized that decisive action would be the noblest and most productive path toward helping others. Thus, he ran for a seat on San Antonio’s city council while still attending school. Although he ultimately did not win the election, some of his ideas, such as a payday loan ordinance intended to protect consumers, won favor with the city council and were subsequently adopted into law.

Mr. Perez attended Baylor Law School where he was recognized for his interest and dedication to public service. While at law school, Mr. Perez interned for U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske, where he acquired a thorough knowledge of the complex processes behind critical judicial decisions.

Upon graduating law school, Mr. Perez headed west to Odessa, Texas, where he managed a law office of six employees. In west Texas, Mr. Perez sharpened his skills as a successful trial lawyer. As a young attorney, Mr. Perez won victories for personal injury victims against several high-powered insurance companies. Mr. Perez was a past member of the Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association. He also taught citizenship classes to refugees at Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, Texas.

In June 2020, Mr. Perez participated in one of the very first Zoom trials, where he obtained a favorable result for his client. His expertise in the use of this virtual platform demonstrated how technology can be successfully implemented to meet the challenging circumstances brought to the legal field by a global pandemic.

Mr. Perez obtained his private pilot’s license in 2016 and favors flying small single-engine airplanes. When he is not assisting the victims of pharmaceutical malfeasance, he can be found at one of the fixed base operator (FBO) facilities that provide aviation support services at his local airport, watching other small, single-engine airplanes land and take off.


Publications

  • Ad Cogitavit: A Collection of Rational Thought, 2011

Presentations

  • History of DACA and Future of Immigration, September 2017 (covered by local television networks in Odessa, Texas)

Education

Baylor University School of Law (J.D. 2015)

Rockhurst University (B.A. 2012)

Bar and Court Admissions

Texas

Northern District of Texas

Eastern District of Texas

Professional Associations

Texas Bar Aviation Law Section

Texas Bar Native American Law Section

Awards

Baylor Law School Public Service Award, 2014

Pi Kappa Alpha Campus Involvement Award, 2012