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José M. (Joe) Rubio Associate

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 litigation associate in Dykema's Dallas, Texas office. Joe serves as an advocate for clients faced with a variety of commercial disputes across a broad spectrum of industries. Joe has prosecuted and defended cases involving probate disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, eminent domain and condemnation, and oil and gas disputes. Joe also has experience representing clients in the transportation and logistics industry, as well as matters involving personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability, and products liability.

Joe has experience advocating for clients with a variety of international trade compliance issues, including the export of dual-use items, licensing and license exception determination, sanctions administered by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


Commercial Litigation

  • Lead associate on multi-million dollar probate dispute involving claims of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence which resulted in favorable jury verdict for the client
  • Assisted with representation of hospital district in multi-million dollar condemnation dispute resolved successfully at mediation
  • Lead associate in representation of mineral interest owner in numerous disputes with various operators regarding failure to pay royalty and breaches of oil and gas leases
  • Second chair in representation of 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
  • Lead associate responsible for preparation and successful effort to obtain temporary restraining order for central Texas landowners against former agent in matter involving disputed allocation of funds from deer/grazing lease

Transportation and Logistics

  • Lead associate and second chair on wrongful death and gross negligence case filed against employer by survivors of deceased employee in a plaintiff-friendly venue in Nueces County; assisted with successful resolution of case at mediation involving the fatality of mud logging company's employee in single-car automobile accident
  • Lead associate for large domestic trucking company involving personal injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents; responsible for case preparation that led to successful settlements for this subsidiary of a Fortune 75 corporation
  • Assisted with case preparation leading to successful settlement of personal injury case against same trucking company; directly responsible for defending client against plaintiff's motion to compel the execution of a settlement agreement and obtained a favorable ruling from court, allowing client to obtain desired release language before remitting settlement funds

International Trade

  • Advised multiple clients, including a global pharmaceutical company and an international transportation company, on matters related to export compliance, including compliance audits
  • S.A. Scene, "Rising Star Lawyers," 2017