Associate attorney Salvador “Sal” Robles joined McCathern in 2020 at the firm’s Dallas office after graduating from Baylor University School of Law. He is focusing his early career on Business & Commercial Litigation, Commercial Trucking, Employment Law, Personal Injury, and Insurance Litigation, gaining valuable experience from McCathern’s many experienced attorneys who specialize in these practice areas.
At Baylor, Salvador made the Dean’s List five consecutive semesters, from Winter 2018 to Summer 2020. He was president of Baylor Law’s Hispanic American Law Student Association and is particularly proud of his work raising money for impoverished children in the Waco, Texas area while he served in that leadership role. Additionally, Sal was a member of Baylor Law’s immigration clinic, whose members donated their time to help individuals with the documentation processes of naturalization and citizenship. As a second-year law student, Sal was chosen by his law professor to write an appellate brief in a felony assault with a deadly weapon case, which was later filed in the Waco Court of Appeals. In his last year as a law student, Sal participated in the rigorous Baylor Law Practice Court program, where he experienced hands-on training to develop skills as a trial lawyer. Through this program, which is only offered at Baylor Law, Sal was mentored by experienced trial lawyers in what it takes to be an effective and skillful advocate in the courtroom.
While in law school, Sal clerked with McCathern, the family law firm O’Neil Wysocki, and the Domingo Garcia Law Office, a plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Dallas. He also gained criminal law experience when he clerked in the Law Offices of Joseph R. Gallo. Together, these diverse experiences prepared Sal well for his career at a full-service law firm like McCathern.
In addition to attending law school and clerking, Sal also attended the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Summer Business Institute in 2017. As part of this certificate program designed for non-business majors, he bolstered his business acumen on topics such as accounting, marketing, finance, business law and entrepreneurship.
Prior to attending law school, Sal graduated cum laude from SMU in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. While at SMU, he was listed on the academic honor roll and awarded the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs’ Award of Merit for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Sal was a member of the Tau Sigma Academic Honor Society and even found time to play on the SMU club soccer team.
In his free time, Sal enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, and exploring the outdoors.