<span style="font-weight: bold">Gwen E. Richard</span> has broad litigation experience in both state and federal courts.&nbsp; She is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and has over 23 years of experience in handling a variety of cases, with a focus on business and commercial litigation, complex personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, mass torts, insurance coverage disputes, products liability, and employment law. Currently, Gwen is a member of the firm's Halliburton team, working in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout in the&nbsp;Gulf of Mexico.<br /> <br /> Gwen has been recognized by her peers as an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 2003, and currently serves as a member of the National Board and as the Houston Chapter Representative.&nbsp; She is rated AV &quot;Preeminent&quot; by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' <span style="font-style: italic">Texas Super Lawyers</span> from 2006 to 2013.&nbsp; A graduate of Rice University and the University of Houston Law School, Gwen also has an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of London, Kings College. Biography
<ul> <li>Civil Litigation - Complex</li> <li>Commercial Litigation</li> <li>Employment Law</li> <li>Insurance Coverage Litigation</li> <li>Mass Tort Litigation</li> <li>Personal Injury Litigation</li> <li>Products Liability Litigation</li></ul> Representative Experience
<ul> <li>ABOTA, Masters in Trial, Houston, Coordinator for Plaintiffs, October, 2010</li> <li>ABOTA, Speaker, September 2010</li> <li>ABOTA, Masters in Trial, South Carolina, Presenter in Mock Trial, May 2010</li></ul> Presentations Publications
<ul> <li>American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), Elected member since 2003</li> <li>Nine-time selection to the list of Thomson Reuters'&nbsp;<span style="font-style: italic"><a href="http://www.godwinlewis.com/pdf/Nine%20From%20Godwin%20Lewis%20Recognized%20by%20Texas%20Super%20Lawyers%20v1%20wpic.pdf" target="_blank">Texas Super Lawyers</a></span>, 2006-2013 (only 5% of lawyers in Texas are selected)</li> <li>AV rated &quot;Preeminent&quot; Martindale Hubbell</li> <li>Two-time selection to the list of &quot;Houston's Top Lawyers&quot; by <span style="font-style: italic">H Texas</span> magazine, 2012, 2013</li> <li>Houston Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2005-2008, Vice Chair, 2007-2008</li> <li>President, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2002-2003</li> <li>President, Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation, 2003-2004</li></ul> Honors And Awards
<ul> <li>State Courts of Texas</li> <li>U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas</li> <li>U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas</li> <li>U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas</li> <li>U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas</li></ul> Admitted Practice
<ul> <li>State Bar of Texas</li> <li>Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section</li> <li>American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)</li> <li>ABOTA National Board Member, 2011 to Present</li> <li>ABOTA Foundation Houston Chapter Representative, 2011 to Present</li> <li>Board Member of <a href="http://www.godwinlewis.com/pdf/PR%20-%20Gwen%20Richard%20Named%20to%20Rice%20Board.pdf" target="_blank">Rice University Lawyer Alumni Advisory Committee</a></li> <li>Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation</li> <li>Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation</li></ul> Member
<ul> <li>Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1997</li> <li>University of Houston Law Center (J.D. 1988)</li> <li>University of London, Kings College (LL.M., 1989)</li> <li>Rice University (B.A. 1985)</li></ul> Education
<ul> <li>Girls Inc., Board of Directors, 2003-2010</li></ul> Community

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Gwen E. Richard
Shareholder - Houston

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Labor and Employment
Personal Injury Defense
Premises Liability Litigation
Products Liability Litigation

BIOGRAPHY
Gwen E. Richard has broad litigation experience in both state and federal courts.  She is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and has over 23 years of experience in handling a variety of cases, with a focus on business and commercial litigation, complex personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, mass torts, insurance coverage disputes, products liability, and employment law. Currently, Gwen is a member of the firm's Halliburton team, working in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gwen has been recognized by her peers as an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 2003, and currently serves as a member of the National Board and as the Houston Chapter Representative.  She is rated AV "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers from 2006 to 2013.  A graduate of Rice University and the University of Houston Law School, Gwen also has an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of London, Kings College.

 


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