Ivan M. Rodriguez
T: (713) 546-9800
F: (713) 546-9806
rodriguez@chaffe.com Download VCard

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty
  • International
  • Litigation


J.D., Louisiana State University - Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1993
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1990

Professional Memberships

Maritime Law Association of the United States
International Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Hispanic Bar Association of Houston - Board of Directors

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Fifth Circuit

Ivan M. Rodriguez

Ivan Rodriguez heads the firm’s Houston office and is a seasoned litigator who provides effective legal counsel to clients. He regularly handles litigation matters involving foreign entities or arising in foreign jurisdictions.  In addition, his practice encompasses a wide variety of litigation matters, including:

  • Marine/offshore casualties
  • Insurance defense and coverage
  • Personal injury
  • Premises liability
  • Breach of contract
  • Products liability
  • Oil pollution/environmental
  • Labor and employment
  • professional malpractice.

As a native of Bogota, Colombia, he is fluent in both English and Spanish, and his language capabilities have proven invaluable to clients throughout the course of his legal career. Ivan earned his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University Law Center and a B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University.


  • Presentation at the Ocean Marine Claims Forum in New York addressing marine and energy insurance coverage issues entitled "Wording Pitfalls to Avoid: How to Keep Claims Managers (Instead of Lawyers) Happy."
  •  Faculty member of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy held annually at Stanford Law School.


  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston - Consejos Legales Award
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell