Jonathan Rice

Junior Associate Attorney

  Houston, Texas
Jonathan Rice is loyal, dependable, hardworking, and always willing to serve his clients’ legal needs. Jonathan enjoys serving others with compassion and fostering relationships with his clients. He eagerly looks for ways to provide his clients with an excellent legal experience while building mutual trust between him and his clients.
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Jonathan Rice is a Junior Associate Attorney at the Cromeens Law Firm. Jonathan was born in San Angelo, TX, but he moved to Waco, TX, at a young age, where he lived until 2018. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baylor University in 2014. Following undergraduate studies, he worked for McLennan County as a Juvenile Probation Officer for three years. Through his experiences working at the McLennan County Juvenile Probation Department, he developed an interest in the legal field and felt led to apply to law school. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in May 2021 and received his license to practice law in Texas in April 2022.

After his first year of law school, Jonathan clerked for Judge Ruben Reyes presiding in the 72nd District Court in Lubbock, TX. During law school, he worked for the law firm Rogers, Morris, & Grover as a law clerk providing legal research and writing for real estate and construction litigation. Additionally, he served as a law clerk for The Woodlands Township and provided legal support and research to the Township attorney.

Jonathan is married to his beautiful wife, Mary, with two dogs, Maddie and Cooper. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing basketball, and cheering on Baylor University football and basketball.


Why Statement

“After my experiences working in criminal justice, I knew I wanted to be an attorney that could provide help to those in need. Through my law school experiences, I developed my idea of how an attorney should represent their clients and understand what it means to advocate for their rights. ”

-Jonathan Rice

Areas of Practice
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
Representative Experience
  • Collected millions of dollars for subcontractors and material suppliers before and through litigation.
  • Filed more than a thousand lawsuits to foreclose or remove mechanic’s liens, with several of those being tried to a jury.
  • Defended hundreds of subcontractors when they have been sued on their subcontract.
  • Reviewed numerous subcontracts, and advised subcontractors on changes and negotiated better terms on their behalf.
  • Managed to build a thriving, growing, and diverse firm that is focused on the subcontractor and construction litigation from the ground up.
Representative Experience & Areas of Practice:
Areas of Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
Education and Bar Admissions:


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas

    J.D. – 2021

  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas

    B.A. – 2014

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 2022
Published Works, Honors and Awards:


  • LexisNexis Legal Scholar
  • CALI Excellence Award in the Education Law Seminar
    Professional & Community Affiliations:
    • Member at Bayou City Fellowship
    • American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Houston Chapter
    • Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA)
    • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Houston Chapter
    • Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)
    • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
    • Texas Association of Builders (TAB)
    • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Texas
    • National Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
    • The Blue Book Network – Powered by Dodge Construction Network
    • Hispanic Contractors Association de San Antonio (HCA de SA)
    You May Not Know:

    When Jonathan is not practicing law, he enjoys fitness and resistance training, spending time with his wife and two dogs, reading Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels, and attending and watching Baylor University Football and Basketball games.