As an avid road-tripper, Eugene knows the sinking feeling of seeing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. While he can’t keep you from getting a ticket, he always does his best to get clients out of them. His efforts for his clients haven’t gone unnoticed—Eugene was added to the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list in 2019.
Eugene grew up the son of two U.S. Navy service members. He graduated with highest honors from St. Edward’s University, where he earned an honors-program B.A. in English Writing and Rhetoric, a major chosen for its usefulness to the practice of law. During this period he studied abroad at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and APU Ritsumeikan University, in Beppu, Japan.
Eugene graduated from the University of Texas School of Law (now known as Texas Law), the top law school in Texas and one of the highest ranked law schools in the United States, where he was the recipient of a Dean’s Achievement Award. While there he studied under some of America’s leading legal scholars. He passed the Texas Bar Exam on his first attempt and was sworn in as an attorney in the State of Texas.
After graduating, Eugene opened his own firm practicing criminal defense and family law. The next year he met his now-partner Kay. Together they started Haller and Covarrubia, aka The Texas Ticket Hounds, and the rest is history.