Panelist Profile: Oldenettel, Rick


Oldenettel, Rick

Houson, TX


South Texas College of Law (J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1978) and Sam Houston State University (B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1975)


Mr. Oldenettel has been engaged in civil trial practice since 1979 and tried over 250 jury cases to verdict. His extensive knowledge of evidence and procedure is confirmed by his results at both the trial and appellate levels. He has significant experience handling numerous, complex, multi-million dollar claims. Mr. Oldenettel has tried cases involving product liability, oilfield litigation, legal malpractice, insurance agent, architect, and engineer errors and omissions, premises liability, workers’ compensation, contract disputes, and aviation. He is the founder of Oldenettel & Associates, P.C., which was established in 1987 and is currently operating under the d/b/a Oldenettel & McCabe.

Area of Specialization

Trial lawyer, arbitrator and mediator

Membership & Affiliations

Rick Oldenettel has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. He is licensed to practice in all Texas State Courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and The United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association.


Mr. Oldenettel is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a Life Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation. He was recognized by H Texas Magazine as one of Houston's Top Lawyers 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and Top 100 Professionals, and named one of Houston's Top Lawyers for the People in 2009. He is a frequent invited speaker on litigation, insurance and professional liability issues at CLE seminars throughout Texas. By invitation, Mr. Oldenettel served as a Pre-Trial Advocacy Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law for several years.


Arbitrations: Two Party $175.00/hour per party
Three Party $120.00/hour per party
Four Parties or more $90.00/hour per party

Mediations: Two Party $1400,00/day per party
Three Party $960.00/day per party
Four Parties or More $720.00/day per party

Hobbies & Interests

Flying and boating

Rick Oldenettel is an experienced panelist for Conflict Solutions of Texas, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. CS of TX offers a broad range of services to resolve disputes and are designed to be more cost-effective and timely than conventional arbitration offerings.