Houston, TX Office: 713-974-1333
Wallis, TX Office: 713-974-1333

Chris Ramey

Chris Ramey

Mr. Ramey has an extensive trial background, having tried more than 40 cases to verdict or trial settlement. He litigates in areas including complex business, commercial, lending, title, construction, products liability, personal injury, and oilfield disputes.

Mr. Ramey formerly served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and as Vice President of Legal for YRC Worldwide, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company (formerly Yellow Freight and Roadway). Mr. Ramey was responsible for leading the departments handling worldwide litigation, claims, risk management, and operational support, including contracts, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and strategic projects. Mr. Ramey held previous in-house positions as Associate General Counsel of EGL, Inc., (now CEVA Logistics), and counsel with Baker Hughes and BHP Billiton.

Mr. Ramey began his legal career in civil trial practice, serving a wide variety of clients in the energy, manufacturing, transportation, financial and other industries, successfully trying dozens of cases to jury verdict. Mr. Ramey has managed or represented clients’ interests with litigation, transactions and counseling in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Chile, China, South Africa, and the U.K. Mr. Ramey has extensive experience with the energy and mineral exploration and production industries, trucking and logistics, non-profits, real estate and construction, associated service companies, and has represented a full range of individuals and companies across all industries common to Texas.

  • Conceived and implemented successful processes for handling large litigation dockets, and managing operational support for hundreds of clients locations on six continents
  • Successfully managed over eight hundred million dollars in reserved legal liabilities, and multi-million dollar legal budgets, producing substantial year over year improvement in legal fee and liability payments.
  • Private practice providing litigation services, transactional support, and counsel for a wide range of large and small corporate clients in all phases of business.
  • Mediated, arbitrated, and/or tried hundreds of disputes worldwide, and managed the handling of thousands more.

Practice Areas

  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
  • Title Examination
  • Litigation, Trials and Dispute Resolution of all kinds
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs
  • General Business Consultation
  • Risk Management
  • Complex Transactions
  • Due Diligence
  • Environmental, Real Estate, and Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Arbitrator

Bar/Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • The United State District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • The United State District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Education

  • B.S., Texas A&M University, 1991
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1994, with Honors

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Former Chief Administrative Officer and Member
  • Curing Children’s Cancer Fund, associated with Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Texas A&M University Association of Former Students and 12th Man Foundation

Recent Trial Verdicts