Rey Flores

Partner

Rey Flores

Partner

  • P: 713-600-4978
  • F: 713-655-0062
  • rflores@azalaw.com
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Rey Flores represents clients in complex commercial litigation involving a broad range of business matters including contract disputes, business torts, employment matters including overtime and trade secret cases, and wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. His clients include some of the largest oil and gas exploration and service companies in the world, petrochemical companies, an international construction materials company, a crane manufacturer, a nationwide retailer, and individual plaintiffs and defendants, among others.

Mr. Flores also represents some of the largest companies headquartered or operating in Mexico and Latin America, where his language ability and cultural understanding bring significant value to clients with international disputes. As one such example, he currently heads a litigation team in a case involving complex contractual and geopolitical issues arising from the economic sanctions regime imposed by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control against the government of Venezuela.

Mr. Flores is a Dean’s List graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an Honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. His previous litigation experience includes work as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney and as lead counsel on some of the most complex, significant, and high-profile national security cases in the United States. Mr. Flores has previously been appointed as a special prosecutor by the State of Texas.

Mr. Flores served on active duty in the Army as both a combat arms officer and JAG attorney and received numerous awards throughout his military service including the Bronze Star for exemplary service in combat.

Mr. Flores bring to every one of his cases the discipline, focus, tenacity, and will to win he honed during his time at West Point and in the Army.

Mr. Flores is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, an honor reserved for 1/3 of 1 percent of Texas attorneys, and is on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston. He also serves on Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s MiIitary Service Academy Nomination Panel.

Rey Flores represents clients in complex commercial litigation involving a broad range of business matters including contract disputes, business torts, employment matters including overtime and trade secret cases, and wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. His clients include some of the largest oil and gas exploration and service companies in the world, petrochemical companies, an international construction materials company, a crane manufacturer, a nationwide retailer, and individual plaintiffs and defendants, among others.

Mr. Flores also represents some of the largest companies headquartered or operating in Mexico and Latin America, where his language ability and cultural understanding bring significant value to clients with international disputes. As one such example, he currently heads a litigation team in a case involving complex contractual and geopolitical issues arising from the economic sanctions regime imposed by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control against the government of Venezuela.

Mr. Flores is a Dean’s List graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an Honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. His previous litigation experience includes work as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney and as lead counsel on some of the most complex, significant, and high-profile national security cases in the United States. Mr. Flores has previously been appointed as a special prosecutor by the State of Texas.

Mr. Flores served on active duty in the Army as both a combat arms officer and JAG attorney and received numerous awards throughout his military service including the Bronze Star for exemplary service in combat.

Mr. Flores bring to every one of his cases the discipline, focus, tenacity, and will to win he honed during his time at West Point and in the Army.

Mr. Flores is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, an honor reserved for 1/3 of 1 percent of Texas attorneys, and is on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston. He also serves on Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s MiIitary Service Academy Nomination Panel.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Obtained a $40 million judgment for an international pipeline company in a case involving complicated choice of law and forum issues in the Caribbean.
  • Obtained multimillion dollar judgments for an international construction materials company related to the supply of metal products.
  • Obtained dismissal of an overtime wage collective action complaint brought against a nationwide retailer.
  • Defeated class certification in overtime wage litigation brought against a nationwide retailer and an international oilfield services company.
  • Obtained summary judgment for crane manufacturer in catastrophic injury case involving claims of negligence and gross negligence.
  • Successfully represented an international beverage company in litigation arising out of Winter Storm Uri.
  • Obtained a highly favorable settlement for the claimant in AAA arbitration in an employment case against a Fortune 100 technology company.
  • Obtained numerous dismissals and non-suits of wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.
  • Successfully represented a nationwide retailer against claims of retaliation brought under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.
  • Successfully represented an international construction materials manufacturer against claims for indemnity and subrogation.
  • Successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous summary judgment proceedings.
  • Obtained injunctive relief in a trade secrets misappropriation case.

EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D., with Honors
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
    • Bachelor of Science, Economics, May 2002
    • Bachelor of Science, International Relations, May 2002
    • Engineering Sequence, Environmental Engineering
    • Dean’s List
  • The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • U.S. Army Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course
    • “Commandant’s List” Graduate

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

  • Instructor, “Deposition Skills Seminar,” National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Houston, March 2019.
  • Instructor, “Deposition Skills Seminar,” National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Houston, April 2018.
  • Presenter, “Trial Strategy,” Texas Minority Counsel Program, Austin, October 2017.

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish (fluent)

HONORS

  • 2021  “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for  commercial litigation.
  • 2020 Texas Rising Star honors for business litigation, a list compiled by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business

IN THE NEWS

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Obtained a $40 million judgment for an international pipeline company in a case involving complicated choice of law and forum issues in the Caribbean.
  • Obtained multimillion dollar judgments for an international construction materials company related to the supply of metal products.
  • Obtained dismissal of an overtime wage collective action complaint brought against a nationwide retailer.
  • Defeated class certification in overtime wage litigation brought against a nationwide retailer and an international oilfield services company.
  • Obtained summary judgment for crane manufacturer in catastrophic injury case involving claims of negligence and gross negligence.
  • Successfully represented an international beverage company in litigation arising out of Winter Storm Uri.
  • Obtained a highly favorable settlement for the claimant in AAA arbitration in an employment case against a Fortune 100 technology company.
  • Obtained numerous dismissals and non-suits of wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.
  • Successfully represented a nationwide retailer against claims of retaliation brought under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.
  • Successfully represented an international construction materials manufacturer against claims for indemnity and subrogation.
  • Successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous summary judgment proceedings.
  • Obtained injunctive relief in a trade secrets misappropriation case.
EDUCATION
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D., with Honors
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
    • Bachelor of Science, Economics, May 2002
    • Bachelor of Science, International Relations, May 2002
    • Engineering Sequence, Environmental Engineering
    • Dean’s List
  • The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • U.S. Army Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course
    • “Commandant’s List” Graduate
ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS
  • Instructor, “Deposition Skills Seminar,” National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Houston, March 2019.
  • Instructor, “Deposition Skills Seminar,” National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Houston, April 2018.
  • Presenter, “Trial Strategy,” Texas Minority Counsel Program, Austin, October 2017.
LANGUAGES
  • Spanish (fluent)
HONORS
  • 2021  “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for  commercial litigation.
  • 2020 Texas Rising Star honors for business litigation, a list compiled by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business

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