John stephen rubin                      

              John stephen rubin                      

I was born in Alexandria, Virginia. Originally, my family is from Argentina, both of my parents having immigrated to the United States in 1976. I grew up in varying parts of the country, including Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Boston, and Houston.

In 1999, I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Spanish minor. I went on to obtain my J.D. with a concentration in General Civil Litigation from Baylor Law School in 2002, after which I moved back to Austin to practice with the law firm of Burns, Anderson, Jury & Brenner, L.L.P.  I worked for many years in the areas of general litigation, insurance practices and coverage, mold, complex commercial litigation, workers compensation, railroad, and toxic exposure involving Toluene diisocyanate, mold, and diesel exhaust.

For 15 years, I have successfully represented numerous individuals and companies through the litigation process.  

On a personal note, my better half and I have two high-energy boys at home. In my spare time (what little I have of it), I enjoy home-brewing, camping with my family, and bbq.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Texas Bar Association, 2002
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas, 2004


  • Baylor University School of Law
    • J.D. w/Concentration in General Civil Litigation
    • Strasburger & Price Moot Court Champion
    • Order of Barristers
    • Student Bar President
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A. Psychology, Minor in Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association – Distinguished Credentialed Mediator
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2010-2011, 2016-2017)
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
  • Austin Bar Association ADR Section – Former Vice Chair & Secretary
  • Texas Association of Mediators - Full Member
  • College of The State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association - Member
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • State Bar of Texas: Litigation and ADR Sections - Member
  • Former member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former member of the National Assoc. of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Former member of the Texas Assoc. of Defense Counsel
  • Former member of the American Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • The Law Offices of Richard Pena, PC, 1998-1999
  • Burns, Anderson Jury and Brenner, Associate, 2002 – 2005
  • Erskine & Blackburn, Associate, 2005 – 2007
  • Rubin Law Firm, PLLC, 2007-Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Legal Services
  • Bar & Grill Show (Fundraiser), 2002 – 2011
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Man of the Year, Hall of Fame Member

Ancillary Businesses

  • Certified Mediator

Other Languages

  • Spanish