Ronald’s practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy matters and mediation. He serves a wide variety of clients in need of representation in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters and in general business matters. He has had an active bankruptcy practice since 1979 which has involved matters with debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees (Chapter 11), examiners, trustees, landlords and other interested parties in cases under Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Ronald completed the 40-hour mediation course at the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law. Over the past several years, he has served as mediator in numerous matters involving issues in oil and gas law, a variety of commercial disputes and many different issues in bankruptcy cases.
Early in his career, Ronald served as Law Clerk to Honorable John H. Wood, Jr., U. S. District Judge, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division (Deceased). He has also served as an Examiner in the Western and Southern District of Texas and has represented Examiners and Trustees in cases under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Additionally, Ronald has obtained confirmation of or participated as counsel for the Creditors’ Committee in obtaining confirmation of numerous Plans of Reorganization in cases under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, both in the Western District of Texas and in the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas. Furthermore, Ronald has served as Mediator in numerous bankruptcy related mediations. He is also a Qualified Impartial Third Party pursuant to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §154.052 (2019).
His goal is to provide effective, efficient service to all of his clients. It is important to him that his clients feel that they have been given good counsel as well as good representation. He believes that an essential goal of any good attorney and counselor should be that he or she provide careful, measured counsel to the client as well as effective representation in the legal matter in question. Any litigation matter deserves the attorney’s best efforts to analyze, not only for litigation and trial, but also for mediation and settlement, so as to provide the best decision-making consultation with the client.
Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy) for over thirty years
Highest rating in Martindale Hubbell for over thirty years
Served on State Bar of Texas Specialization Commission, Bankruptcy
Examiner, State Bar of Texas, Business Bankruptcy, 1986 – 1999
Served on the ABA Standing Committee on Specialization
Texas Super Lawyers, Texas monthly Magazine
Best Lawyer of the Year for many years (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2012)
Bankruptcy » Arbitration & Mediation
J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1969
B.A., Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 1965
United States Supreme Court
United States Tax Court
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
State Bar of Texas
San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association (former treasurer)
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Texas State Bar
San Antonio Bar Association.
Federal Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit
Association of Attorney Mediators
State Bar of Texas Alternate Dispute Resolution Section Council
Mayor, City of Olmos Park, Texas, 2016 – present