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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

The Rider Law Firm, September 2003 to present;
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center 2008-11;
Of Counsel, Hill & Parker, Houston, TX, 2000 to August 2003

Partner in the law firm of Doyle, Rider, Restrepo, Harvin & Robbins, Houston, TX, 1996 to 2000;
Rider & Associates, Houston, TX, 1990-96;
Mayer, Day, Caldwell & Keeton, Houston, TX, Partner, 1982-90;
​Butler & Binion, Houston, TX, Associate, 1974-1980, Partner, 1980-82.


EDUCATION:

Rice University, 1963-65;

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Houston, 1971;

Juris Doctorate, University of Houston Law Center, Magnum Cum Laude, 1974;

Editor, Houston Law Review, 1974;

Chief, Order of the Barons Honor Society, 1974.


LICENSURES and admissions:

State Bar of Texas, 1974 to present;

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1974;

       for the Western District of Texas, 1978;

       for the Northern District of Texas, 1984;

United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, 1981;

Admitted pro haec vice United States District Court for Wyoming, 1983,  

       and for Connecticut, Hartford Division, 1994;

United States Supreme Court, 2010.


CERTIFICATIONS:

Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1995 to present;

Certified in Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocates, 1999 to 2012;

Completed 40 hour mediation training, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center,

       University of Houston Law Center, 2015.


BAR ACTIVITIES:

Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association, 1974-81; President, 1980-81;

Member, Houston Bar Association, 1974 to present; Director, 1981-86; Secretary, 1990-91;

Member, CLE Task Force, State Bar of Texas, 1986;

Member, Law Focused Education Committee, State Bar of Texas, 1995-1998;

Member, American Bar Association, 1975 to 2000;

Member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, 1979 to 2000.


Professional Associations:

Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 1984 to present;
​Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation, 1993 to present;
Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, 1998 to present;
Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, 1997 to 2008;
Member of the Board of Directors of the Inns of Court Club, 1985-91;
        Chairman, 1989-91;
Member of Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, 1997 to 2007;
Director, Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, 1979-84.


SEMINAR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS:

Houston Law Review, Casenote, Bystander Recovery, Vol. 10, 1974.

University of Houston Law Center, Advanced Civil Discovery, April 1991, Sanctions;

University of Houston Law Center, Advanced Civil Discovery, June 1992,Sanctions;

Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, Civil Litigation Seminar, August 1995, Pleadings-Special Exceptions;

University of Houston Law Center, Advanced Business Litigation, April- May 1996, Selected Business Torts;

University of Houston Law Center, Advanced Civil Discovery, April-May 1998, Sanctions for Discovery Abuse Professional Education Systems, Nursing Home Negligence - Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, January 2000;

Professional Education Systems, Nursing Home Negligence - Las Vegas October 2000;

Professional Education Systems, Nursing Home Negligence - Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, January 2001;

Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Nursing Home Litigation: Pretrial Practice and Trials, Chapter 5: Voir Dire,           Opening Statement and Closing Argument: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, 2001; 2d Ed. 2003;

6th Wildland Fire Conference, Sacramento, CA: Duties of Utility Companies and Vegetation Managers to Prevent Wildfire, April 2012.


HONORS:

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996 to present;

Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1999 to present;

Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2003-15;

Selected as a Top Lawyer by HTexas Magazine 2005-07;

Rated AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell;

Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015.


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Roger Rider

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