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Ruth Ann Kollman

Insurance Attorney at Houston, TX

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Ruth A. Kollman has tried dozens of state and federal cases, both civil and criminal. She also has extensive state and federal appellate experience. She counsels attorneys throughout Texas in disciplinary rule compliance, in firms both large and small, in every area of practice. Texas courts have recognized her as an expert witness on legal ethics questions, and she has testified before the Texas Legislature regarding revisions to the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure.

 

She represents lawyers and judges in disciplinary proceedings and has successfully defended sanctions motions and administrative complaints for hundreds of attorneys who trust her with their futures. Ms. Kollman also represents plaintiffs and defendants in lawyer conduct and other fiduciary litigation. While the focus of her practice is legal ethics, Ms. Kollman undertakes civil rights cases of compelling public interest. 

 

 

State TX
Status Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Office of Mynor E. Rodriguez P.C.
4265 San Felipe
Suite 1100
Houston, TX, 77027

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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • The Law Office of Mynor E. Rodriguez
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Briefing Attorney
  • 13th Court Of Appeals For Texas
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 1992 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Milner, Goranson, Sorrells, Udashen, Wells, & Parker
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Research Associate
  • Southern Methodist University School Of Law
  • 1990 - 2000
  • Briefing Attorney
  • 5th Court of Appeals for Texas
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1990
  • Oxford University
  • 1988
  • North Texas State University (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Gibney v. Culver, No. 13-06-00112-CV, 2008 WL 1822767 (Tex. App.--Corpus Christi 2008, pet. denied) (mem. op.)
  • Successfully resolved
  • Henry v. Celis, et al. In the 49th District Court of Zapata County, Texas
  • Secured favorable judgment
  • Lashley v. Pace, et al. In the 198th District Court, Kerr County, Texas
  • Secured favorable judgment
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Associations

  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former Director
  • N/A
  • American Civil Liberties Union - North Texas Chapter
  • Former Director
  • N/A
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • 2002 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Woman of the Year
  • The National Organization for Women
  • 1994
  • The Best DWI Trial Lawyer in Dallas County
  • Oak Cliff Bar Association
  • 1992
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

Publications

  • Civil Appellate Law Seminar, Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • The Enigma of Standing Doctrine in Texas
  • 2008
  • Texas Lawyer Grievance Procedures and Pitfalls - M.C.L.E. and Specialty Certification Accredited Lecture
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: The Next Generation
  • 2000
  • Trends in Legal Ethics Series, Texas Lawyer, Vol. 14, No. 4, p. 37
  • Just What Is Barratry, Anyway? A Quiz for the Unwary
  • 1999
  • 231 Fla. Coastal L. Rev., Vol. 1
  • The Lady or the Tiger: Opening the Door to Lawyer Disciplinary Standards
  • 1999
  • The Art of Ethical Winning
  • The Lone Ranger in the Lone Star: So You Think You're the Only Stand- Up Lawyer in Texas
  • 1999
  • TEXAS LAWYER, Vol. 15, No. 304, p.27
  • The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: Avoiding Grievances and Malpractice Claims is Easier Than Defending Them
  • 1999
  • Trends in Legal Ethics Series, Texas Lawyer, Vol. 14, No. 21, p. 26
  • The Lawyer and the Leopard's Spots: The Ethics of Witness Preparation
  • 1998
  • TEXAS LAWYER, Section Three, Vol. 13, No. 38
  • Grievance Defense: It's Going to be a Bumpy Ride
  • 1997
  • Fifth Annual Advanced Civil Trial Law Seminar, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
  • Ethics, Disqualification, and Attorney Malpractice for the Trial Lawyer: New Wrinkles on Some Old Problems
  • 1996
  • PLUS News and Views
  • The Expanding Universe of Non-Client Conflict-of-Interest Liability
  • 1996
  • Risk Management Memo, Vol. 4, No. 4, published by Great American Insurance Co., Legal Professional Liability Division
  • Stretching the Limits
  • 1996
  • Texas Association of Municipal Judges, Dallas, Texas
  • Laser Speed Detection Technology: Evidentiary Predicates and Objections
  • 1994
  • The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Rule 803(6): Records of Regularly Conducted Activity; Rule 803(8): Public Records and Reports The Zen of Winning
  • 1994
  • Texas Criminal Evidence: A Seminar on the Rules and Presentation of Evidence, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
  • Miscellaneous Provisions: Articles I, II, and XI of the Texas Rules of Criminal Evidence
  • 1994
  • Texas Criminal Evidence: A Seminar on the Rules and Presentation of Evidence, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
  • Documentary Evidence: Articles IX and X of the Texas Rules of Criminal Evidence
  • 1994
  • 45 S.M.U. L.J. 1301
  • Annual Survey - Criminal Procedure: Search and Seizure and Confession
  • 1992
  • THE FORUM
  • Lawyers and the Leopard's Spots: The Ethics of Preparing and Presenting Testimony
  • 1992
  • 20 THE VOICE FOR THE DEFENSE 10
  • The Corpus Delicti of Murder after Repeal of Article 1204
  • 1991
  • 2 THE APPELLATE ADVOCATE 8
  • Perfection of Appeals by Appellees: A Proposed Solution
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Section of the Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • Ineffective Effectiveness: A Working Definition
  • 2005
  • CLEonline.com
  • The Rewards of Decency
  • 2004
  • University of Houston Law Foundation Advanced Insurance Seminar
  • Ethical Considerations and Malpractice Prevention in Litigation; Gilding the Tilley Opinion: Conflicts of Interest in Insurance Defense Representation
  • 2002
  • The 2001 Commercial Real Estate Brokers Conference Seminar
  • Lawyers' Duties to Clients and Liabilities to Third Parties
  • 2001
  • Advanced Civil Discovery under the New Rules Seminar
  • Ethical Considerations and Malpractice Prevention in Litigation; The Ethics of Preparing and Presenting Testimony: Lawyers and the Leopard's Spots
  • 2001
  • Real Estate Law: Transactions In-Depth Seminar
  • Beyond Privity: Attorney Professional Liability for Negligent Misrepresentation after Appling v. McCamish
  • 2000
  • M.C.L.E. and Specialty Certification Accredited Lecture
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: First Contact - How to Avoid Malpractice Suits and Grievances
  • 2000
  • Legal Ethics Seminar
  • The Ethics of Witness Preparation
  • 1999
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Trial Advocacy Skills Course
  • 1999
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Appellate Advocacy Skills Course
  • 1999
  • Franchise Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association
  • Looking for the Next Door to Open: Ethical Issues in Franchise Transaction Work
  • 1999
  • Southern Methodist University Civil Rights Litigation Seminar
  • The Realities of Civil Rights Litigation - Taking the Case and Not Losing Your Shirt
  • 1998
  • Southern Methodist University Civil Rights Litigation Seminar
  • Qualified Immunity
  • 1998
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Texas Criminal Procedure
  • 1998
  • Criminal Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association
  • Ineffective Effectiveness: A Working Definition
  • 1998
  • Educational Coursework
  • Nurses and the Law: Caregivers Take Care
  • 1994
  • Bench-Bar Conference
  • Sudden Impact: Trying the Unexpected, Panel Discussion on Trial Tactics
  • 1993
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Litigation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kollman is quick, intelligent, and pragmatic, a rare combination. She is knowledgeable of the law and its application. I would not hesitate to send anyone her way."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is smart, tough and works hard for her clients."
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Houston Insurance Lawyer Ruth Ann Kollman
Ruth Ann Kollman
Insurance Attorney
Houston, TX