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J. Hamilton Rial III

J. Hamilton Rial III

also known as Hamilton Rial

Practice areas:

Litigation, Aviation, Business, Insurance

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Business: 30%
  2. Aviation: 30%
  3. Litigation: 30%
  4. Insurance: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Steven D. Urban

    I've been aligned with and opposed to Hamilton on various matters over the years and he is always a pleasure to work with. He is meticulous in preparation, zealous in execution, but smart enough to know that it doesn't need to be personal.


    Steven Urban Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • David M. Pyke

    Hamilton and I worked together in the past and he is excellent, smart, and skilled trial attorney. His legal analysis is first-rate. An excellent choice to handle your business dispute.


    David Pyke Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Johnson Rial & Parker

811 Barton Springs Road Suite 730
Austin, TX, 78704


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198605/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President's Award--Outstanding Committee ChairAustin Bar Association2003
Outstanding Pro Bono Service AwardDallas Bar Association1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentJohnson, Rial & Parker, P.C.2005 - Present
PartnerKuperman, Orr, Rial & Albers1999 - 2004
PartnerHarrison & Rial1994 - 1999
N/AJones Day1992 - 1994
AssociateLocke Purnell Rain Harrell1986 - 1992

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasChairman--Court Rules Committee2006 - 2007
State Bar of TexasVice-Chair--Court Rules Committee2005 - 2006
Austin Bar Association(Judicial Affairs Committee)Chairman2000 - 2002
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2007
Austin Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
State Bar CollegeMember1987 - 2000
State Bar of TexasMember1986 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Horseshoe Bay Resort Sales Co. v. Lake Lyndon B. Johnson Improvement Corp., 53 S.W.3d 799 (Tex. App. - Austin, 2001);Defeated Class Certification--Though Supreme Court

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Publication NameTitleDate
Review of LitigationDevelopment of Equitable Estoppel as a Basis for Compelling Nonsignatories to Arbitrate - A Bridge Too Far?2002
State Bar of TexasEnforcing Arbitration Against Nonsignatories2002

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Southwest Texas State UniversityN/AB.B.A.1983
University of VirginiaN/AN/AN/A