Panelist Profile: Ramos, Donato D

Ramos, Donato D

Laredo, TX

Attorney

Birthdate: 1947

Education

St. Mary's University, Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Accounting (1968); St. Mary's Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (1971); United States Army, discharged as First Lieutenant (1972).

Experience

Founding partner of the former law firm of Person, Whitworth, Ramos, Borchers & Morales, L.L.P.; Former Board Member and Vice-Chairman of the Texas Board of Law Examiners appointed by the Texas Supreme Court (1994) and served as Vice-Chairman through 2001; Managing editor of the St. Mary's Law Journal (1971); Admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Texas, Fifth Circuit and United States Supreme Court; Chairman of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for Webb and Zapata counties (1987-1993).

Membership & Affiliations

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, Current Vice-Chairman (2001-2007); Member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; Webb County Bar Association; Member of Federal Judicial Selection Committee for the Fifth Circuit, Southern District of Texas; Member of the 5th Circuit, Southern District Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group (1995-1996); Member of the Board of Directors of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Section of the State Bar (1995-1996); Member of Advisory Council of Laredo International Fair and Exposition (1987 to present); President of Texas Polled Hereford Association (1983-1985); Current Board Member and Immediate Vice-Chairman of American Hereford Association (1993-2001); Member of Beef Education and Research Committee of the National Cattlemen's Association (1993-1995); Member of Knights of Columbus; Member of St. Mary's Law School Alumni Board of Directors (2001-present)

Honors

Outstanding Conversation Rancher in Webb County and South Texas District (1998); Tejano Achiever Award prsented by League of United Latin American Citizens, Lulac Council No.12 (2002); Rancher of the Year Award presented by the Laredo International Fair & Exposition (2002); Guest Speaker on "Jury Demonstration", for State Bar of Texas in Laredo, Texas (1991); Guest Speaker on "Current Cases in Oil and Gas Litigation", for Corpus Christi Bar Association (1991); Guest Speaker at National Royalty Owners Convention in Fort Worth, Texas on royalty owners' rights in take-or-pay litigation (1991); Guest Speaker at Advanced Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas on take-or-pay litigation from the royalty owners' perspective; Guest Speaker at San Antonio Bar Association Oil and Gas Division meeting on take-or-pay litigation and the duty of good faith and fair dealing in the oil and gas context (1991); Guest Speaker at South Texas Royalty Owners seminary regarding Landowners' Liability (1992); Guest Speaker at Webb County Bar Association meeting regarding Liability of Landowners to Third Parties (1992); Panel member at 1994 Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference in San Antonio; Guest Speaker at Advanced Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Course in Houston, Texas regarding "Survival Kit for a Plaintiff's Lawyer in an Oil and Gas Case (1994); Guest Speaker at Webb County Bar Association Seminar regarding Attorney Ad Litem (1997); Guest Speaker at Litigating Oil and Gas Seminar in Midland, Texas regarding "A Fair Approach to the Implied Duty to Properly Manage and Administer an Oil and Gas Lease" (2000).

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