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.
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.
State Bar of Texas, 1974 to present;
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1974-2017;
for the Western District of Texas, 1978-2017;
for the Northern District of Texas, 1984-2017;
United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, 1981-2017;
Admitted pro haec vice United States District Court for Wyoming, 1983,
and for Connecticut, Hartford Division, 1994;
United States Supreme Court, 2010-2017.
Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1995-2017;
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.
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.
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;
Member of Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, 1997 to 2007;
Director, Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, 1979-84.
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.
Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996 to present;
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1999 to present;
Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2003-17;
Selected as a Top Lawyer by HTexas Magazine 2005-07;
Rated AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell;
Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015;
Service in the United States Marine Corps in the Republic of Viet Nam,
1967-68; Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V.