CV 2017

ROBERTO L. RAMIREZ

Education

University of Texas at Austin-Bachelor of Arts in Government, 1982

University of Texas at Austin School of Law-Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1985

        Board of Advocates

        Best Advocate Award-Recognition of Superior Achievement in Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy, 1983

        Best Team Award-Award-Recognition of Superior Achievement in Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy, 1983

 

Board Certification

Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2004 through Present

 

Professional Recognition and Involvement

“AV” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Discovery Special Master in the Multi-District Litigation involving the March 29, 2012 and April 2012 Hailstorm Litigation, Hidalgo County, Texas    

Named to the Texas Super Lawyers list, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

Named to Texas’ Best Lawyers list, 2016, 2017

National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015, 2016

40-Hour Basic Mediation Course-Dispute Resolution Center, Austin, Texas, 2008

Recipient, Texas Center Professionalism Award presented by The Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism and the Hidalgo County Bar Association, May 2004

President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Rio Grande Valley Chapter, 2008-2009

American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate Member, 2005-Present

Member of the Board, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2005-2011

Director, Hidalgo County Bar Association, 2004 – 2006

Texas Supreme Court Committee on Revision to Code of Judicial Conduct, 2004

State Bar of Texas Court Rules Committee, 2001 – 2004

Chairperson for District 12B Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas, 2002 – 2003

Chair Panel 12B 3 Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas, 1999 – 2002

Panel Member District 12B Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas, 1998 – 2003

Briefing Attorney, Hon. Filemon B. Vela, United States District Judge

        United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1985-87

 

Presentations and Papers

"MDL Practice & Procedures", Panel Discussion, 2016 South Texas Insurance Law Seminar, The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, McAllen, Texas, February 26, 2016

“Duties and Responsibilities of the Guardian Ad Litem”, paper and presentation at the following seminar:  Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education, Dallas, Texas, July 9, 2015; San Antonio, Texas, July 30, 2015; Houston, Texas, September 10, 2015

“Deposing the Truck Driver from the Plaintiff’s Perspective”, paper and presentation at the following seminar: Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education, San Antonio, Texas, November 1, 2013

“Recommended Strategies for Investigation and Litigation of Residential Fire Cases Caused by Electrical Products”, paper and presentation at the following seminar:  Litigation at Sunrise, American Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Boston Massachusetts, July 5, 2004

 

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

College of the State Bar of Texas

Hidalgo County Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association