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Robinson C. Ramsey

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Board Certifications

  • Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990
  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1984

Location(s)

San Antonio

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • The University of Texas, B.F.A. with High Honors, 1972

Bar Admission

  • The State of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1977
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1996

About Robinson C. Ramsey

Rob Ramsey is an appellate specialist who is board-certified in civil appellate law and family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  In addition to his appellate practice, he has authored or co-authored six books and has published over 50 articles on appeals, evidence, and civil procedure.


Accolades

  • Woodward/White Best Lawyers in America (Appellate, 2011-2016)
  • Woodward/White San Antonio Appellate  Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers- Thomson Reuters (Appellate), 2003, 2009-2016
  • “Best Lawyers in San Antonio”- S.A. Scene (Appellate or Family), 2005-2010, 2013-2016
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Fraternity
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Collaborative Professionals Association of San Antonio (Past President)

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Cases & Publications

Books

  • Contributing Author: Texas Perspectives on E-Discovery (State Bar of Texas, 2013)
  • Contributing Author: Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Texas (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore 2010)
  • Contributing Author: Expert Witness Manual, Vol. 1 (State Bar of Texas, 2001)
  • Assistant Editor: Dorsaneo & Soules’ Texas Codes and Rules: Civil Litigation (Matthew Bender, 1998–2003)
  • Author: Texas Evidence: Family Law (James, 2001)
  • Author: Texas Family Law Service: Parent and Child, Vol. 4 (Thomson/West, 6th ed. 1997)
  • Contributing Author: Guide to the New Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure (State Bar of Texas, 1997)

Periodicals

  • Contributing Editor: The Advocate Litigation Section Report, “Civil Procedure and Evidence Updates” (State Bar of Texas, 1999 – present )
  • Contributing Editor: The Appellate Advocate (State Bar of Texas, 1994–1997)
  • Associate Editor: San Antonio Lawyer (San Antonio Bar Asso., 2005–present)

Articles

  • “Evidence Update,” State Bar of Texas Advocate Litigation Section Report, (1999–2016)
  • “Civil Procedure Update,” State Bar of Texas Advocate Litigation Section Report, (1999– 2016)
  • “Summary Judgments in Family Law Cases,” San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section (2016)
  • “Mandamus: Temporary (and Other) Orders,” San Antonio Family Lawyers Asso. (2015)
  • “Offering and Excluding Evidence,” Maverick County Bar Association (2015)
  • “Divorce Appeals and the Acceptance-of-Benefits Doctrine,” San Antonio Lawyer (2014)
  • “Offering and Excluding Evidence: The Replay on Appeal,” San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (2014)
  • “Mitigation of Damages: Practical Applications in Case Law,” State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Course (2013) (with L. McDonald)
  • “Property Valuation” San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section (2012) (with C. Negem)
  • “Electronic Evidence: How to Use It,” State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (2012)
  • “Those Pesky Pro Se’s: They’re Here to Stay,” San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Seminar (2012)
  • “Top Ten Tips for Offering and Excluding Evidence,” State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Annual Meeting (2011)
  • “Evidence: Getting It In and Keeping It Out,” San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section Seminar (2010)
  • “Evidence: The Rules of the Game,” San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section Seminar (2009)
  • “Common Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Cases,” San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section Evidence Course (2008)
  • “Evidence: You Can’t Win If You Can’t Get It In,” San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section Evidence Course (2008)
  • “Valuation of Property,” State Bar of Texas Marital Dissolution Course (2008) (with C. Negem)
  • “Evidence and Discovery Update,” State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Course (2008)
  • “Appeals and the Family Code,” San Antonio Lawyer (2007)
  • “Law & Batting Order: U.S. Attorney’s Unit,” San Antonio Lawyer (2007)
  • “Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Cases,” San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Course (2006)
  • “Excluding Evidence and Preserving Error,” University of Houston Law Center, Litigation and Trial Tactics Course (2004)
  • “Techniques for Excluding Evidence,” University of Houston Law Center Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (2003)
  • “Common Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Cases,” University of Houston Law Center Family Law Course (2003)
  • “Evidence and Civil Procedure Update,” State Bar of Texas Legal Assistants University Course (2003)
  • “Common Evidentiary Problems in Family Law Cases,” University of Houston Family Law Course (2002)
  • “Termination of Undeclared Fathers’ Parental Rights,” 2001-4 State Bar Family Law Section Report (2002)
  • “Evidence Update,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course (2001) (with L. Soules and S. Patterson)
  • “Current Developments in Civil and Appellate Procedure,” State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Course (2001) (with L. Soules and S. Patterson)
  • “Rules of Evidence Relating to Expert Witnesses,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Expert Witness Course (2001)
  • “Common Evidentiary Issues: Trial of a Family Law Case,” University of Houston Family Law Course (2001)
  • “Current Developments in Civil Procedure,” State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Course (2001) (with L. Soules and S. Patterson)
  • “Current Developments in Civil and Appellate Procedure,” State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Course (2000) (with L. Soules and S. Patterson)
  • “Common Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Cases,” University of Houston Law Center Family Law Course (2000)
  • “Current Developments in Civil and Appellate Procedure,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course (2000) (with L. Soules and S. Patterson)
  • “Techniques for Excluding Evidence,” University of Houston Law Center Evidence and Discovery Course (1999) (with S. Tipps and S. Ward)
  • “Current Developments in Civil and Appellate Procedure,” State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Course (1999) (with L. Soules and S. Patterson)
  • “Common Evidentiary Problems in Family Law Cases,” University of Houston Law Center Family Law Course (1998)
  • “Preserving Error in Evidentiary Matters,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1997)
  • “Death on Appeal,” Appellate Advocate (1996)
  • “Supplementing the Record on Appeal,” 9 Appellate Advocate 4 (1996)
  • “Valuation of Property Upon Remand,” 96-1 St. Bar Fam. Sec. Rpt. 17 (1996)
  • “Appealing ‘Approved’ Judgments,” 9 Appellate Advocate 3 (1995)
  • “Risky Business: Res Judicata and Interlocutory Appeals,” 8 Appellate Advocate 10 (1995)
  • “Terminating Prisoners’ Parental Rights,” 94-1 State Bar Family Law Section Report 16 (1995)
  • Dicta: When Appellate Courts Say Too Much,” 8 Appellate Advocate 5 (1994)
  • “Preparing and Delivering Statements of Facts on Appeal,” 7 Appellate Advocate 9 (1994)
  • “Designating Witnesses: The Multi-Party Interrogatory Reliance Doctrine,” 57 Texas Bar Journal 348 (1994)
  • “Changing Minors’ Names,” 56 Texas Bar Journal 10 (1993)
  • “Termination of Parental Rights: The Duty to Protect,” 54 Texas Bar Journal 1070 (1991)
  • “Modification of Child Support: Making the Mother Pay,” 52 Texas Bar Journal 638 (1989)
  • “Remarriage and Redivorce: The Conservatorship Dilemma,” 88 State Bar Family Law Section Report 14 (1988)
  • “Final Arguments in Civil Cases,” 49 Texas Bar Journal 632 (1986)

Speaking Engagements

  • San Antonio Bar Association – Civil Procedure (2016)
  • Maverick County Bar Association – Evidence (2015)
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association – Evidence (2015)
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association  – Appeals (2015)
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association – Evidence (2014)
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association – Appeals (2014)
  • San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Seminar – Evidence (2012)
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Family Law Section Meeting – Evidence (2011)
  • San Antonio Collaborative Law Association Course – Appeals (2010)
  • San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Seminar – Evidence (2010)
  • San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Seminar – Evidence (2009)
  • San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Seminar – Evidence (2008)
  • Rio Grande Valley Pro Bono Family Law Seminar – Evidence (2007)
  • San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Seminar – Evidence (2006)
  • State Bar of Texas Ten-Minute Mentor Series – Appeals (2006)
  • Matagorda County Bar Association Criminal Seminar – Appeals (2005)
  • University of Houston Law Center Litigation and Trial Tactics Course – Evidence (2004)
  • University of Houston Law Center Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course – Evidence (1999, 2003)
  • State Bar of Texas Legal Assistants University Course – Civil Procedure (2003)
  • University of Houston Law Center Family Law Course – Evidence (1997–1998, 2000–2003)
  • Stromar Family Law Course – Evidence (2001–2002)
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course – Evidence (2001)
  • Stromar General Practice Course – Evidence (2000)
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Course – Preserving Error at Trial (1997)
  • San Antonio Legal Secretaries Association Seminar – Civil Procedure (1997)
  • San Antonio Legal Secretaries Association Seminar – Civil Procedure (1995)

Representative Cases

  • Estate of Bedell, No.04-14-00S64-CV, 2016 WL 416374 (Tex. App. —San Antonio Feb. 3, 2016, pet. filed) (mem. op.)
  • Moczygema v. Moczygemba, __ S.W.3d __, 2015 WL 704405 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2015, no pet. h.)
  • Zaffirini v. Guerra, 2014 WL 6687236 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2014, no pet.) (mem. op.)
  • In re D&J Alexander Management, LP, 2014 WL 4723136 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2014, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.)
  • Mora v. Mora, No. 04-12-00638-CV , 2014 WL 769441 (Tex. App. —San Antonio Feb. 26, 2014, no. pet.) (mem. op.)
  • Nolan v. Hunter, No.  04-13-00072-CV, 2013 WL 5431050 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Sept. 25, 2013, no. pet. h.) (mem. op.)
  • Dupnik v. Hermis, No. 04-12-00417-CV, 2013 WL 979199 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Mar. 13, 2013, pet. denied) (mem. op.)
  • In re Blankenship, 392 S.W.3d 249 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2012, no pet.)
  • Dimmitt County Mem’l Hosp. v. CPM Medical, LLC, No. 04-11-00710-CV,  2012 WL 1431366 (Tex.  App.—San Antonio Aug. 16, 2012, no pet.) (mem. op.)
  • Zweig v. South Texas Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, PLLC, 373 S.W.3d 605 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2012, no pet.)
  • Monroe v. Monroe, 358 S.W.3d 711 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2011, pet. denied)
  • Ingham v. O’Block, 351 S.W.3d 96 (Tex. App.—San Antonio  2011, pet. denied)
  • Coleman v. Coleman, 350 S.W.3d. 201 (Tex. App.—San Antonio May 11, 2011, no pet.)
  • In re Guardianship of C.E.M.-K., 341 S.W.3d 68 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2011, pet. denied)
  • In re B.H.B., No. 04-10-00130-CV, 2010 WL 5099565 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Dec. 15, 2010, pet. denied) (mem. op.)
  • Lesieur v. Fryar, 325 S.W.3d 242 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2010, pet. denied)
  • In re S.M.D., No. 04-08-00602-CV, 2010 WL 647876 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Feb. 24, 2010, pet. dism’d by agr.) (mem. op.)
  • Sharp v. Sharp, 314 S.W.3d 22  (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2009, no pet.)
  • Canada v. Wells Fargo, Bank, NA, No. 02-07-437-CV, 2009 WL 279379 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Feb. 5, 2009, no pet.) (mem. op.)
  • Cuatro Petro Corp. v. McGill Real Estate, LLC, No. 04-07-00648-CV, 2008 WL 2260835 (Tex. App.—San Antonio June 4, 2008, pet. denied) (mem. op.)
  • Arledge v. Ricks, No. 04-08-00020-CV, 2008 WL 1882806 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Apr. 30,  2008, no pet.) (mem. op)
  • Rodriguez v. Aviles, No. 04-07-00164-CV, 2007 WL 3084721 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Oct. 24, 2007, no pet.) (mem. op.)
  • Musquiz v. Valdez, No. 04-06-00588-CV, 2007 WL 2479659 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Sep. 5,  2007, no pet.) (mem. op.)
  • McAfee v. State, 204 S.W.2d 868 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2006, pet ref’d)
  • In re M.P.M., 161 S.W.3d 650 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2005, no pet.)
  • Ja-Jae Properties, Inc. v. Guillen, No. 04-04-00589-CV, 2005 WL 154206 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Jan. 26, 2005, no pet.) (mem. op.)
  • Estate of Torres v. Accord Medical Management, Inc., No. 04-02-00184-CV, 2004 WL 624539  (Tex. App.—San Antonio June 17, 2004, no pet.) (mem. op.)
  • Owings v. Abdelhak, No. 04-02-00633-CV, 2003 WL 22438320 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Oct. 29,  2003, no pet.) (mem. op.)
  • McAlister v. McAlister, 75 S.W.3d 481 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2002, pet. denied)
  • Smith v. State, 52 S.W.3d 475 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2001, pet. ref’d)
  • In re Users System Services, Inc., 22 S.W.3d 331 (Tex. 1999)
  • Ford v. State, 1 S.W.3d 691 (Tex. Crim. App. 1999)
  • Mireles v. State, 994 S.W.2d 148 (Tex. Crim. App. 1999)
  • In re Lambert, 993 S.W.2d 123 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 1999, orig. proceeding)
  • Flores v. Contreras, 981 S.W.2d 246 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 1998, pet. denied)