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Our Practicing Founder: Richard Paxton

Richard Paxton began practicing law in 1997 after graduating from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Before law school, Richard attended and graduated from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. In 2004, Richard opened the Paxton Law Firm, where he represents individuals throughout Texas who seek justice for themselves or their families.

Since 2004, Mr. Paxton has tirelessly represented families throughout the state of Texas. “Lady Justice is blind,” Mr. Paxton says, “but it is my sworn oath to my clients to help her see the truth.” Regardless of the case, the client, or the outcome, The Paxton Law Firm vigorously defends all their clients until justice prevails.

Richard Paxton

Attorney/Firm Principle

In 2001, Richard Paxton began representing people who were injured due to the negligent and reckless conduct of other people, corporations and insurance companies. During that time, Richard has helped clients obtain tens of millions of dollars in compensation for the bad acts of others, corporations and insurance companies. Richard has successfully represented thousands of people by recovering money compensation for people injured:

  • in car accidents
  • in 18-wheeler accidents
  • in commercial vehicle accidents
  • by defective products
  • in construction site accidents
  • job/work injury accidents
  • in slip and falls

Richard grew up in Austin, Texas, where he attended St. Edward’s University. After graduating, Richard attended law school in Houston at South Texas College of Law, where he graduated in 1997. He also became a licensed lawyer in Texas that same year. After receiving his license to practice law, Richard became an Assistant District Attorney in Tyler, Texas in 1998, where he tried over 80 cases to a jury verdict in both misdemeanor and felony courts.

In 2001, Richard moved back to Houston and began working at a law firm representing personal injury victims, where he tried over 15 cases to a jury verdict, which resulted in the successful recovery of monetary compensation for injured clients. In 2016, Richard opened his own law firm and has continued the zealous representation of injured people.


  • St. Edward’s University, 1993
  • South Texas College of Law, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas

Julio Rodriguez

Operations Manager/ Client/Marketing Relations

Julio Rodriguez has been a member of the Paxton Law Firm since the beginning and has over 20 years experience in personal injury. Julio is in charge of building and maintaining a connection with current and past clients and ensuring clients’ needs are met and exceeded as well as building the firm’s brand awareness. With that being said, Julio also supervises the pre-litigation department in all areas of case management and when needed also assists the litigation department with drafting pleadings and answering discovery. Given his vast experience in personal injury, he is also conducts investigations related to auto accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, work related injuries, construction accidents and slip and falls. Outside of the firm, Julio enjoys traveling with his family, watching sports and being a Father to his new born son.

Our Mission: Fighting Relentlessly for Our Clients

At Paxton Law Firm, we fight relentlessly for our clients’ rights and interests. We understand the challenges and frustrations that accompany personal injury cases and are committed to providing unwavering support and advocacy every step of the way. Our clients are more than just cases—they’re individuals who deserve compassion, respect, and justice.

We also believe in empowering clients who may feel disenfranchised by the system — those fearful of retribution, deportation, or other negative consequences. We ensure that all clients, regardless of citizenship or documentation status, can access the same legal resources as any American citizen and exercise their right to fair compensation. From negotiating compensation to litigating in the courtroom, we fight relentlessly for justice.

Tim Yusuf


S. Tim Yusuf has over twenty-five years of experience as a trial lawyer.

Mr. Yusuf’s expertise covers the full spectrum of civil litigation from wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury to complex commercial litigation including; securities fraud, breach of contract, fiduciary obligations, real property/mineral rights, and corporate governance. His appellate practice has included all intermediate Texas courts, the Supreme Court of Texas; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States and the United States Supreme Court.

Notable Cases

2011 Denbury Green Pipeline vs. Johnson, in the Texas Supreme Court – Lead Counsel for prevailing Appellee in eminent domain litigation.

2006 ANICO Private Equity Funds vs. Enron, JP Morgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canada – Confidential Settlement.

2004 S.E.C. vs. Charles Edwards, in the U.S. Supreme Court – Amicus Curiae for Securities Exchange Commission & Texas State Securities Board.

2003 Texas State Securities Board legislative advisory panel for modifications, amendments and additions to the Texas Securities Code.

2001 Robert Moody, et al vs. Greenberg Traurig, 405th District Court – Thirteen-week trial involving securities fraud resulting in $78,800,000 verdict.

2001 Robert Moody, et al vs. Greenberg Traurig, 405th District Court – Thirteen-week trial involving securities fraud resulting in $78,800,000 verdict.

2000 Texas Governor’s Advisory Panel on E-Commerce Initiatives

1999 – Co-Founder and General Counsel.

1997 Anheuser-Busch Fellow

Admitted to the Texas Bar in 1998

Doctor of Jurisprudence 1997: South Texas College of Law

B.A., 1994 Vassar College

Our Values: Ongoing Communication and Transparency

At Paxton Law Firm, we treat each individual as our only client, ensuring they receive the attention and care they deserve. We are available 24/7, so our clients can contact us whenever they need us, day or night, to address their concerns.

We are committed to alleviating some of the stress of undergoing a legal process through transparency and ongoing communication. Whether through phone calls, emails, or text messages, we maintain regular contact with our clients, explain the legal process in clear and understandable terms, and offer continuous updates about the case. Our thorough investigation process ensures no detail is overlooked, and we advocate tirelessly to negotiate fair compensation or pursue litigation when necessary.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is committed to the pursuit of justice, regardless of the obstacles on our path. Our founder, Mr. Paxton, often says, “Lady justice is blind… but it is my sworn oath to my clients to help her see the truth.” With this principle, we tirelessly advocate for our clients, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights are protected. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, schedule a free consultation to explore your legal options today.

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