Ricardo G. Cedillo

FOUNDER AND SHAREHOLDER

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Ricardo G. Cedillo

Ricardo G. Cedillo

FOUNDER AND SHAREHOLDER

Biography

Ricardo G. Cedillo is one of the founders of DC&M. Through his years of practice, he has earned an international reputation as one of the top trial attorneys. Cedillo has been an author and speaker at numerous Continuing Legal Education courses sponsored by the State Bar of Texas.

His areas of experience include commercial litigation, contract disputes, estate and probate disputes, intellectual property disputes, insurance defense, partnership litigation, patent litigation, product liability defense, and tort litigation.

Cedillo received his bachelor’s degree at St. Mary’s University and Juris Doctor at Harvard University.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Estate and probate disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Insurance defense
  • Partnership litigation
  • Patent litigation
  • Product liability defense
  • Tort litigation

Education

  • Harvard University, J.D. 1979
  • Trinity University, M.S. 1976
  • St. Mary’s University, B.A. magna cum laude, 1974
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, 2011
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 1979

Jurisdictions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Industries

  • Chemical
  • Financial institutions
  • Industrial
  • International
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Publishing
  • Real estate
  • Solid surface
  • Tobacco

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law of Texas, Chairman, 2004
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Mexican-American Bar Association
  • San Antonio American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench)
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law of Texas, Chairman, 2004
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Mexican-American Bar Association
  • San Antonio American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench)
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Texas Verdicts of 2010 – Contract Verdicts, Verdict Search, May 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2003-2015
  • 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century, Texas Lawyer, 2010
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2003-2014
  • San Antonio’s Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year, Texas’ Lawyers of the Year, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Magazine, San Antonio Edition, 2011
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers (Business Litigation), Scene in S.A., 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, 2008
  • Go-To Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, 2007
  • Top Commercial Litigation Lawyer, The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2006
  • Top 100 Verdicts of 2006, Texas Lawyer
  • Top 50 Central & West Texas Region Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2004
  • Litigation Management Lone Star All-Stars, Litigation Management Magazine, 2003-2014
  • American Lawyer Big Suits, The American Lawyer Magazine, 1999
    National Law Journal Top Ten Litigators, 1999
  • America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, America's Top 100 LLC, 2019

Community Involvement

  • Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, Board of Directors, 2015
  • Holy Cross Community Services, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015
  • Voices for Children, Board of Directors, 2015
  • Texas Appleseed, Board of Directors, 2014-2015
  • Holy Cross of San Antonio, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of Texas, Chairman, 2004
  • Northside Independent School District Gifted and Talented Program – Valued
  • Mentor and Advocate for Gifted Education Through Independent Study Mentorship, 1993-94
  • Lulac Rey Feo Scholarship Committee, Inc., Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Program for Support Made Possible to Award the Largest Ever Number of Scholarships, August 21, 1993