Houston – Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Ricky A. Raven has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for outstanding professional achievements and a demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout Texas.
Raven is a Partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Houston office and focuses his practice on civil litigation, toxic tort, products liability, personal injury, fracking litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Practicing in Houston for more than 30 years, Raven has extensive experience in the resolution of complex litigation involving multiple plaintiffs and defendants as well as in handling single-party disputes. He has first-chaired more than 100 jury trials to verdict. He serves on the Board of Directors for numerous civic organizations, including The University of Texas Health Science Center, Ronald McDonald House of Houston, Houston Symphony Orchestra, University of Houston Alumni Association, Yellowstone Academy, and the Houston Zoo. He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2008-2015) and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2007-2014).
Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Each year, one-third of one percent of State Bar members are invited to become Fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Membership has grown from an initial 254 Charter Fellows in 1965 to more than 8,500 Fellows through Texas today.
The Texas Bar Foundation is the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country. Founded in 1965 by lawyers determined to assist the public and improve the profession of law, the Texas Bar Foundation has maintained its mission of using the financial contributions of its membership to build a strong justice system for all Texans. To date, the Texas Bar Foundation has distributed more than $15 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs and services. For more information, please visit www.txbf.org.