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Chris BorundaMark Bracken
Noel GattisCliff Jessup
Joshua MurphyAngela Nickey
José Vega
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About us:

Robles, Bracken, & Hughes, PLLC is a civil defense firm serving El Paso, New Mexico, and West Texas since 1993. Our diverse litigation practice includes Labor and Employment Law, Personal Injury Defense, Medical Malpractice Defense, Civil Appellate Law, and Insurance Defense.

Since 1993, Robles, Bracken, & Hughes, PLLC has served its clients with the utmost dedication and respect. We take pride in knowing that our clients are each unique and important. We do our best to serve our clients as trial attorneys.

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Law
Personal Injury Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense
Civil Appellate Law
Insurance Defense

Ruben S. Robles

, Of Counsel

Background:
Ruben S. Robles is a native of El Paso. As a board-certified lawyer in Personal Injury Trial Law, Mr. Robles has been serving the West Texas Area and El Paso with great distinction. Throughout his professional career, he has served on various State Bar committees, and served as a board member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization from 2005 until 2011. He chaired the board in 2011. He was a member of the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee. Mr. Robles has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas from 2014-2017. In 2021, the Texas Supreme Court appointed Mr. Robles to serve a 3-year term on its Grievance Oversight Committee. Mr. Robles became of Counsel in February 2021.

Education:
University of Texas at El Paso B.A.
University of Texas Law

Professional Recognition:
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Texas Super Lawyer from 2006-present
Best Lawyers in America 2014-present
Best El Paso Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants 2020

Admissions:
Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Languages:
English, Spanish

Paul M. Bracken

, Partner

Background:
Paul M. Bracken was born in Arizona. Mr. Bracken has lived and practiced law in El Paso for the past 20 years. His trial practice includes a defense of health care providers against professional negligence claims, general personal injury claims, product liability claims and commercial litigation.

Education:
Arizona State University B.A.
Brigham Young University Law School

Professional Recognition:
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Past President of the El Paso Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Admissions:
Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Languages:
English, Spanish

Chris Borunda

, Partner

Background:
Chris Borunda is a native of El Paso. She graduated Loretto Academy. After graduating law school, Ms. Borunda served an Assistant City Attorney for 5 years and 7 months. After serving her community she shifted to private practice.

Ms. Borunda practices law in the areas of Labor and Employment, Medical Malpractice Defense, Personal Injury Defense, and Premises Liability Claims.

Ms. Borunda has been successfully trying cases before El Paso juries since graduating law school. Her more recent jury trial cases include the following:
  • Moreno v Acosta; Cause No. 2013DCV3826
  • Morrow v. Butler; 244th Judicial District - Ector County, Texas.
  • Wells v. Kidd; Cause No. 2014DCV2502

  • Education:
    St. Mary's University, B.A.
    Texas Tech University School of Law

    Professional Recognition:
    Board Certified, Labor and Employment, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Admissions:
    Texas
    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

    Languages:
    English, Spanish

    Mark A. Bracken

    , Partner

    Background:
    Mr. Bracken was raised in El Paso, Texas and graduated Franklin High School. He earned a B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Business Management, from Brigham Young University. He then earned his law degree from Pennsylvania State, Dickinson School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the World Arbitration and Mediation Review. While in law school, he interned with Justice J. Michael Eakin on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. After law school, he served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Earl H. Carroll in the District of Arizona and practiced law in Arizona before returning to the El Paso area.

    Mr. Bracken practices law in the areas of Medical Malpractice Defense, Labor and Employment Law, Insurance Defense of Bad Faith Claims, Personal Injury Defense, and Premises Liability Claims.

    Mr. Bracken has successfully tried cases before El Paso juries since his return to the El Paso area in 2017. Some of his recent El Paso jury trials include the following:
  • Beechler v. Lyn, M.D.; Cause No. 2014DCV1477
  • Castro v. El Paso Colon & Rectal Clinic, P.A.; Cause No. 2013DCV1493
  • Dunnington v. Lyn, M.D.; Cause No. 2010DCV5045
  • Rios v. Sunwest Behavorial Health, LLC; Cause No. 2012DCV5307
  • Bickhart v. Martinez, N.P.; Cause No. 2013DCV2392

  • Education:
    Brigham Young University B.A.
    Pennsylvania State, Dickinson School of Law

    Admissions:
    Texas
    Arizona
    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

    Clerkships:
    Honorable Earl H. Carroll, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, Law Clerk, 2008-2010
    Honorable J. Michael Eakin, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Judicial Intern, 2006-2007

    Publications and Presentations:
  • Unconscionable, but not Unenforceable: Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Portions of Arbitral Clause but Preserves Agreement to Arbitration. 6 Journal of American Arbitration 101 (2007)
  • Recent Developments in Federal Class Actions. ABA Labor & Employment Law (2013)
  • Assessing Security and Avoiding Violence in the Workplace. ABA Labor & Employment Law Mid-Winter Meeting, Miami, FL (March 2013); ABA Webinar (July 2013)

  • Languages:
    English

    Noel Richard Gattis

    , Partner

    Background:
    Noel R. Gattis was born in the Philippines and raised in El Paso. He obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso. He obtained his law degree from the University of Florida in 1998 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1999. Noel has practiced law in El Paso since 2001.

    His defense practice focuses on general personal injury and medical negligence claims.

    His more recent jury trial cases include the following:
  • Medrano v. Flores; Cause No. 2013DCV3968
  • Valdez v. Alnajjar; Cause No. 2011DCV2971
  • Collins v. Vivanco; Cause No. 2014DCV2729
  • Jimenez v. Spier; Cause No. 2016DCV2041
  • Watson v. Wright; Cause No. 2016DCV2750
  • Estrada v. Gibson; Cause No. 2010DCV3305

  • Education:
    University of Texas at El Paso, B.A., M.A.
    University of Florida Law School, J.D. With Honors

    Admissions:
    Texas
    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

    Languages:
    English, Tagalog

    Clifford R. Jessup

    , Partner

    Background:
    Clifford R. Jessup was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He is graduate of Coronado High School. He subsequently attended Brigham Young University, Texas Tech University, and Texas Tech Law School.

    He began his career as a trial lawyer defending cases throughout East Texas. He successfully tried and defended cases in Gregg County, Anderson County, Houston County, Harris County, Harrison County, Rusk County, Nacogdoches County, Shelby County, Dallas County, Henderson County, Upshur County, Marion County, Smith County, Collin County, and Van Zandt County. He also successfully defended federal removal, and asylum cases in the Federal Immigration Courts in Dallas, Houston, and New Orleans.

    In 2016, Mr. Jessup returned home to El Paso and joined the firm Robles, Bracken and Hughes PLLC. He is now a partner with firm. Mr. Jessup's current law practice includes Insurance Defense, Personal Injury Defense, Trucking and Transportation litigation, and Premises Liability Claims.

    Several recent El Paso County jury trials:
  • Ruelas v. Hernandez; Cause No. 2019DCV2041
  • Sansores v. Reyes; Cause No. 2016DCV3981
  • Quadra v. Lexon; Cause No. 2017DCV3853
  • Mendoza v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company; Cause No. 2014DCV2551

  • Education:
    Brigham Young University B.A., Mass Communications
    Texas Tech University M.S., Finance
    Texas Tech Law School J.D.

    Admissions:
    Texas
    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

    Languages:
    English, Spanish

    Joshua Murphy

    , Associate

    Background:
    Joshua K. Murphy was born and raised in El Paso. He graduated from Franklin High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law. After graduating law school, Mr. Murphy served his community by working as an Assistant District Attorney.

    Mr. Murphy practices law in the areas of Personal Injury Defense, Trucking and Transportation Claims, and Premises Liability Claims.

    Mr. Murphy has been successfully trying cases since graduating from Law School. He has tried a number of cases while working as a public servant with some of his more recent jury trials to include the following:
  • The State of Texas v. Peebles; Cause No. 20180C07360
  • The State of Texas v. Paez; Cause No. 20190C04136
  • The State of Texas v. Heredia; Cause No. 20180C10704
  • The State of Texas v. Espinoza; Cause No. 20150C10006
  • The State of Texas v. Contreras; Cause No. 20170D04251
  • The State of Texas v. Rodriguez; Cause No. 20170C00677
  • The State of Texas v. Funes; Cause No. 20180C08012

  • Education:
    Brigham Young University B.A.
    Texas Tech University School of Law

    Admissions:
    Texas
    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

    Languages:
    English, Spanish

    Angela Morrow Nickey

    , Partner

    Background:
    Angela Morrow Nickey has been serving the West Texas Area and El Paso since 1989. At this point in time, Mrs. Nickey focuses primarily on Civil Appellate Law. Mrs. Nickey has argued cases in The Supreme Court of Texas.

    Education:
    Austin College, B.A.
    University of Texas Law

    Admissions:
    Texas
    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

    Languages:
    English

    José C. Vega Jr.

    , Partner

    Background:
    José C. Vega was born and raised in Friona, Texas. Mr. Vega moved to the El Paso area with his family in 2007.

    Mr. Vega practices law in the areas of Insurance Defense, Personal Injury Defense, Trucking and Transportation Claims, and Premises Liability Claims

    Since 2007, Mr. Vega has been successfully trying cases before El Paso juries. His more recent jury trial cases include the following:
  • De Salas v. Alfonso Jacquez; Cause No. 2014DCV3270
  • Solis v. Cynthia Salcido; Cause No. 2014DCV3648
  • Martha Valdez Loya, Individually and as Next Friend of U.V., a Minor
  • Child v. Remedios; Cause No. 2014DCV2576
  • Villareal v. Martinez; Cause No. 2013DCV0968
  • Huerta v. Mireles, (as Counter-Defendant); Cause No. 2019DCV3883

  • Education:
    Texas A&M University, Magna Cum Laude 2004
    Texas Tech University School of Law, Cum Laude 2007

    Professional Recognition:
    Named Rising Star 2010-2011 by Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly Magazine

    Admissions:
    Texas
    New Mexico
    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

    Languages:
    English, Spanish