Rolando Quesada now works for the man whose TV ads first inspired him to be a lawyer: Jim Adler.
“I thought it was cool and that if he could do it, I could too,” says Rolando, who’s fluent in Spanish and is the first member of his family – from Honduras — to attend college and law school.
Now he’s an associate attorney for Jim Adler & Associates’ Dallas office, where he handles pre-litigation settlement and negotiation, supervises a team, manages cases from intake to settlement and handles court hearings and mediations.
Personal injury law is “the only area of law I see myself practicing,” Rolando says.
“I really enjoy getting people the best possible settlements for their cases. I think that is a big responsibility: making sure my clients get taken care of. I can’t let them down. They are in the best possible hands on my team.”
Rolando was born and raised in Dallas. There, he earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Texas at Dallas and received his Juris Doctor degree from the SMU Dedman School of Law.
In law school, Rolando was a Joseph W. McKnight Scholarship recipient. He also served on the SMU Science & Technology Law Review, a prestigious legal journal for only the best law students. Rolando also served as President of SMU’s Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) and worked as a judicial intern for the 68th Judicial District Court for the Honorable Martin Hoffman.
After graduating, Rolando first worked for a large plaintiff’s personal injury firm specializing in medical malpractice, wrongful death, catastrophic injury and pharmaceutical litigation.
He also worked on nationwide hormone replacement therapy litigation in state and federal court for briefing, discovery and motion practice. This eventually resulted in a settlement for hundreds of claimants.
“I’ve worked on a variety of cases involving high exposure and catastrophic injuries, from start to finish,” Rolando says. “I know how to argue objectively, defend, attack — and win — at every stage of a case.”
Rolando joined Jim Adler & Associates in 2015 and has continued to focus his legal practice on representing injured Texans in all types of claims.
“Big or small, every claim is important,” he says.
As a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, he has successfully settled or litigated cases in the areas of vehicular negligence, construction site accidents, premises liability and commercial trucking and transportation.
Doing this “means a lot of hard work and very little glory,” Rolando says. “Being a lawyer is something you absolutely have to believe in – and I do.”
When not working, Rolando enjoys spending time with his chocolate labrador, Mocha, as well as weightlifting, boxing, playing guitar and reading fantasy. He also is active at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richardson.