Pablo E. Rivera is from the northern town of Carolina, in the island of Puerto Rico. While growing up his parents were successful in balancing and instilling a sense of responsibility and integrity, coupled with love and empathy towards others. He has been living in San Antonio, Texas since 2008, when he arrived to pursue his law degree at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Prior to that, he was a combat medic in the United States Army for four years, serving in OIF 2.5 and OIF 06-08 in Iraq and reaching the rank of Sergeant.
Pablo finished his undergraduate degree in 2008, from the University of the Incarnate Word. In 2011 he graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law, and also obtained a master’s degree in International Relations. After taking the bar examination, he started working at the San Antonio office of Vidaurri, Lyde, Rodriguez & Haynes, L.L.P., a respected civil defense law firm originating in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. During the almost 11 years that Pablo worked at VLRH, he was mentored and later partnered with excellent litigators, was the attorney in charge of hundreds of cases, tried cases to jury verdicts with mostly favorable results, and obtained great insight on both sides of the Civil Litigation practice.
Pablo has been married to Dr. Arlene F. Serrano since 2004, has two daughters, Camila and Génesis, and a son, Juan Pablo. He enjoys sports, especially baseball, and is an avid New York Mets fan. His favorite things in life are spending quality time with his family and friends, traveling, and baseball.
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2011
M.A. International Relations, St. Mary’s University, 2011
B.A., University of the Incarnate Word, 2008
Supreme Court of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas