• Biography

    Rafael Anchía represents financial institutions and public and private funds in a variety of transactions involving, among other things, senior and subordinated debt and equity, domestic and international syndications and distressed debt acquisitions and sales. He also maintains an active public finance practice.

    Rafael is also involved in community affairs and public service having been elected twice to the Dallas ISD board of trustees and is currently serving in his ninth term in the Texas Legislature representing a western corridor of Dallas County, which includes the cities of Dallas, Farmers Branch and Irving. He has been consistently recognized for his public service, and Texas Monthly, Thomson Reuters, has named him one of the "10 Best Legislators," (2007-2008) along with "Rookie of the Year" (2005-2006) and the “Bull of the Brazos" (2017-2018). Rafael serves as Chairman of the House Committee on International Relations and Economic Development and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC), the largest and oldest Latino legislative caucus in the United States.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1993
    • B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1990, cum laude
      • Southern Methodist University in Spain, Madrid, 1989
  • Admissions

    • Texas
  • Languages

    • Spanish