EDUCATION

University of Houston Law Center
J.D., cum laude, 2021

Southern Methodist University
M. Ed., 2017

Rice University
B.A., Political Science and History, 2014

ADMISSIONS

Texas

New Jersey

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Janie Rios is an associate in the firm’s Dallas/Ft. Worth office, focusing on complex commercial litigation.

She represents clients in a range of disputes involving life insurance, property and casualty insurance, and general business litigation.

Janie received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History in 2014 from Rice University. She earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center where she served as Senior Editor for the Houston Law Review’s online journal and competed nationally with the Law Center’s Mock Trial and Moot Court teams. Janie also interned for the Honorable Judge Hilda G. Tagle in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and received the Order of the Barristers, a national honor given to graduating law students who demonstrate outstanding ability in the preparation and presentation of oral and written advocacy.

Prior to joining McDowell Hetherington, Janie was an associate at a first-party insurance litigation firm, where her practice consisted of representing plaintiffs in first-party commercial and residential property disputes.

As a DFW native, Janie enjoys cheering on the DFW sports teams, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

EDUCATION

University of Houston Law Center
J.D., cum laude, 2021

Southern Methodist University
M. Ed., 2017

Rice University
B.A., Political Science and History, 2014

ADMISSIONS

Texas

New Jersey

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

  • Order of Barristers
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association