<span style="font-weight: bold;">Gwen E. Richard</span>&nbsp; is a dynamic trial attorney with over 25 years of experience successfully representing companies and individuals in state and federal court. &nbsp;She has tried dozens of cases to verdict and earned Board Certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. &nbsp;Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, Gwen is distinguished by her robust case assessments and risk evaluations, her nimble approach to trial strategy, and her ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues. &nbsp;Gwen thrives in a courtroom, and her deliberate, authentic style of advocacy has proven compelling for both judges and juries. &nbsp; <div><br /> </div> <div>Representing Halliburton in the BP Macondo case, Gwen managed Phase Two of the case, which addressed events between the time of the blowout until the well was shut-in. &nbsp;In the BP case and others, Gwen’s defense clients have benefited from the strategic insight she honed during two decades as a go-to plaintiffs’ attorney on challenging matters. &nbsp;</div> <div><br /> </div> <div>Gwen has a strong track record of professional leadership and civic service. &nbsp;She has served as Vice Chair of the Houston Bar Foundation and as President of both the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation. &nbsp;Gwen has also been an elected member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2003 and currently serves as an ABOTA National Board Representative, Houston Chapter Secretary/Treasurer, and Houston Chapter Representative to the ABOTA Foundation. &nbsp;She has been rated AV &quot;Preeminent&quot; by Martindale-Hubbell for over 15 years and has been honored annually since 2006 by Thomson Reuters as a Texas Super Lawyer. &nbsp;A graduate of Rice University and the University of Houston Law School, Gwen also holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of London, Kings College.</div> Biography
<ul> <li>Business Litigation</li> <li>Personal Injury Litigation</li> <li>Mass Tort Litigation</li> <li>Insurance Coverage Litigation</li> <li>Products Liability Litigation</li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Professional Malpractice Litigation</span></li></ul> Representative Experience
<ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Masters in Trial, Presenter: Mississippi-2010, South Carolina-2010, Louisiana-2013, and Germany-2014; Masters in Trial Coordinator, Texas-2010</span></li> <li>Frequent Lecturer and Author for CLE Programs for Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, and the Houston Bar Association</li></ul> Presentations Publications
<ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Nine-time selection to the list of Thomson Reuters' &nbsp;Texas Super Lawyers, 2006-2014 (only 5% of Texas attorneys honored)</span></li> <li>Best Lawyers in Houston, H Texas Magazine, 2012-2015</li> <li>AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for over 15 years (highest possible rating in both Legal Ability &amp; Ethical Standards)</li> <li>Elected member of ABOTA since 2003</li> <li>&quot;Superb&quot; 10.0-Rating, AVVO.com</li></ul> Honors And Awards
<ul> <li>State Courts of Texas</li> <li>United States District Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit</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><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Fellow and Former Vice Chair of the Board, Houston Bar Foundation</span></li> <li>Former President and Board Member, Houston Trial Lawyers Association</li> <li>Former President, Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation</li> <li>National Board Representative, Houston Chapter Secretary/Treasurer, and Houston Chapter Representative to the Foundation, ABOTA</li> <li>Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation</li> <li>Judicial Screening Committee, Association of Women Attorneys</li> <li>Former Board Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association</li> <li>Houston Bar Association (active on various committees)</li> <li>State Bar of Texas</li> <li>Founding Board Member, Rice University Lawyer Alumni Association</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><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Board Member, CONTEXT Chamber Orchestra</span></li> <li>Former Board Member, Houston Adventure Play Association</li> <li>Former Board Member, Girls, Inc.</li></ul> Community

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Gwen E. Richard
Shareholder - Houston

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Personal Injury Defense
Products Liability Litigation
Professional Malpractice Litigation

BIOGRAPHY
Gwen E. Richard  is a dynamic trial attorney with over 25 years of experience successfully representing companies and individuals in state and federal court.  She has tried dozens of cases to verdict and earned Board Certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law.  Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, Gwen is distinguished by her robust case assessments and risk evaluations, her nimble approach to trial strategy, and her ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues.  Gwen thrives in a courtroom, and her deliberate, authentic style of advocacy has proven compelling for both judges and juries.  

Representing Halliburton in the BP Macondo case, Gwen managed Phase Two of the case, which addressed events between the time of the blowout until the well was shut-in.  In the BP case and others, Gwen’s defense clients have benefited from the strategic insight she honed during two decades as a go-to plaintiffs’ attorney on challenging matters.  

Gwen has a strong track record of professional leadership and civic service.  She has served as Vice Chair of the Houston Bar Foundation and as President of both the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation.  Gwen has also been an elected member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2003 and currently serves as an ABOTA National Board Representative, Houston Chapter Secretary/Treasurer, and Houston Chapter Representative to the ABOTA Foundation.  She has been rated AV "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell for over 15 years and has been honored annually since 2006 by Thomson Reuters as a Texas Super Lawyer.  A graduate of Rice University and the University of Houston Law School, Gwen also holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of London, Kings College.

 


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