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José M. (Joe) Rubio Senior Attorney

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2013


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2013

The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 2010

Texas Cowboys, Member, 2008


Joe Rubio is a litigator in Dykema’s Dallas office who serves as an advocate for clients faced with a variety of commercial disputes across a broad spectrum of industries, with a focus on real estate and partnership disputes. Joe has prosecuted and defended cases involving real estate litigation, oil and gas disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, probate disputes, and products liability.


  • Drafted motion for summary judgment and argued same as first chair, resulting in court granting summary judgment against plaintiff in $1.1 million case involving negligence claim against oil field service provider.
  • Served as lead attorney and first chair at successful mediation in $300,000 breach of contract dispute between domestic insurance association and Mexican hotel resort. 
  • Drafted TCPA motion and motion to expunge lis pendens, both of which were granted by trial court in $125 million real estate dispute. Drafted appellate response brief for same.
  • Prepared response in opposition to three motions to abate, argued same as first chair, and obtained denial of said motions in six-figure commercial dispute involving claims for breach of contract.
  • Drafted original petition and application for temporary injunction and motion to expunge lis pendens, acted as second chair for hearing, and conducted first chair deposition of fact witness, resulting in motion to expunge lis pendens being granted in $1.3 million partnership dispute involving breach of fiduciary duty and conversion.
  • Defended against motion for summary judgment and plea to the jurisdiction in zoning dispute with City of Dallas and obtained rare re-hearing before board of adjustment. Drafted appellate response brief and served as first chair for appellate oral argument before Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas.
  • Obtained TRO in seven-figure dispute between transportation company and former owner regarding breach of restrictive covenants.
  • Represented out of state multi-level marketing company in seven-figure dispute involving claims and counterclaims for breach of contract and tortious interference.
  • Obtained motion to dismiss based on lack of personal jurisdiction in federal court in six-figure products liability action for domestic automobile manufacturer.
  • Obtained dismissal of five-figure breach of contract suit on behalf of national insurance carrier.
  • Represented individual in $800,000 dispute between royalty owner and oil and gas operator involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation.
  • Represented beneficiary and executrix in multi-million dollar probate dispute involving claims of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence which resulted in favorable jury verdict for the client.
  • Represented hospital district in multi-million dollar condemnation dispute resolved successfully at mediation.
  • Represented mineral interest owner in numerous disputes with various operators regarding failure to pay royalty and breaches of oil and gas leases.
  • Represented a group of mineral rights owners in a bench trial in Zapata County arising from a dispute as to whether clients owned their portion of the overriding royalty interest, and consequently whether defendant had properly paid royalties according to the lease.
  • Represented Texas landowners against former agent in matter involving disputed allocation of funds from deer/ grazing lease.

Memberships & Involvement

Litigation Training Committee, Co-Leader

  • S.A. Scene, "Rising Star Lawyers," 2017