Jaime S. Rangel

Jaime S. Rangel

Corpus Christi, Texas

Mr. Rangel was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. After graduating from law school in 2001, he clerked for the Honorable Hayden W. Head, Jr., United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division from the Fall of 2001 to the Spring of 2002. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Rangel practiced complex multidistrict litigation in Houston, Texas. During that time, he litigated cases across the country involving defective products. In 2006, he joined the Rangel Law Firm and entered into practice with his father.

Mr. Rangel has litigated cases through trial on both sides of the docket, in both state and federal courts. Mr. Rangel's trial practice focuses primarily on complex energy and business disputes pending in South Texas courts. In the oil and gas context, Mr. Rangel has handled disputes involving breach of contract, lease termination, deed construction and reformation, declaratory judgment, trespass to try title, payment of royalties, surface damages, failure to develop, fraud and negligence. Mr. Rangel has also negotiated numerous transactions on behalf of South Texas land and mineral owners, including oil and gas leases and amendments, pipeline right of way agreements, surface use agreements, water use agreements and seismic agreements. Mr. Rangel has handled cases throughout South Texas, including Nueces, Brooks, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Jim Hogg, Duval, Kenedy, Zapata, Dimmitt, Maverick, La Salle, McMullen, Frio, Atascosa, Live Oak, Bee and San Patricio Counties.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 2001
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. English - 1998

Published Works

  • Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Essential Practice Skills for New Attorneys Course, 2008
  • Depositions: Giving, Taking and Procedural Rules, in State Bar of Texas Essential Practice Skills for New Attorneys Course , 2008
  • Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Federal Court Practice Course , 2009
  • Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Federal Court Practice Course , 2010
  • Ethical Issues Facing the New Lawyer, Corpus Christi Bar Association, Ethics Seminar , 2010
  • Planning Committee, State Bar College Spring Training: Winning Before Trial Course , 2011
  • Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Federal Court Practice Course , 2011
  • Adverse Possession in the Texas Oil Patch, in UT Law CLE, 40th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Course , 2014
  • Member, Royalty Disputes and Litigation Panel, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Law Course, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • Named as a Professional on the Fast Track in H Texas Magazine, 2005
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Rising Star in Texas Monthly, 2007, 2009
  • TYLA President's Award of Merit, 2007-2008, 2008-2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member (Litigation Section)
  • State Bar of Texas, Member (Litigation and Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Sections)
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Unclaimed Mineral Proceeds Commission, Member, 2014
  • Federal Bar Association - Southern District of Texas, Past Director, 2011 - 2013
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Past Director, 2007 - 2011
  • Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association, Past Director, 2006 - 2007
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member
  • Texas A&M University , Corpus Christi Foundation, Trustee, 2015 - Present
  • Foster Angels of South Texas, Past Director