Ricardo E. Morales

Ricardo E. Morales

Partner
Location:
Laredo, Texas
Phone:
956-727-4441
Fax:
956-727-2696
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Transactions
  • Employment Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Law Journal: Houston Journal of International Law, Research Editor, 1994 - 1995
  • Rice University
    • B.A. - 1992

Published Works

  • Texas Oil and Gas Pattern Jury Charge Update Presented at the Advanced Oil and Gas Course, Houston, TX, 2013
  • Ten and a Half Oil and Gas Cases You Should Know About Presented at the Trinity Breakfast Series for Surface and Mineral Owners , San Antonio, TX, 2013
  • Issues Arising From Recent Supreme Court Decisions, Including BP America v. Marshall, Shell v. Ross and Others Presented at the Advanced Oil and Gas Course , Houston, TX, 2012
  • Spuddin', Drillin' and Fracin'—What in the Shale Is Going On? Presented at the San Antonio Family Law Association, 2012
  • Ten and a Half Oil and Gas Cases You Should Know About Presented, at the Webb County Bar Association Oil and Gas Course, Laredo, TX, 2012
  • Cleaning Out The Skeletons in the Closet: Common Affirmative Defenses in Lessor/Lessee Litigation, Presented at the 33rd Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute, Houston, TX, 2007
  • Morales, Leal. "Cleaning Out The Skeletons in the Closet: Common Affirmative Defenses in Lessor/Lessee Litigation", State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section Report, Volume 31, Number 4, (2007): 73-103, 2007
  • Gammill's Gaps and Robinson's Requisites: Surviving Challenges to Your Oil and Gas Expert, State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Advanced Oil, Gas And Energy Resources Law Course, Houston, TX, 2007
  • Navigating The Rapids: Common Claims And Defenses In Lessor/Lessee Litigation, University of Houston Law Foundation Advanced Oil and Gas Short Course, Houston, TX, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Pattern Jury Committee of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, Chairman, 2011 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, Vice Chair, 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas, Energy, Resources and Law Section Editor, 2010
  • State Bar of Texas; The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, Council Member, 2008 - 2011
  • District 12-A Grievance Committee, Panel Chairman, 2006
  • Webb County Bar Association, President, 2002 - 2003
  • Laredo Young Lawyers Association, President, 1999 - 2000
  • State Bar of Texas, Member

Languages

  • Spanish