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Rick Laminack, along with Tom Pirtle and Buffy Martines, founded Laminack, Pirtle & Martines in 2006. Rick is the firm's managing partner and a nationally recognized trial lawyer. His practice covers a number of fields including: civil litigation, products liability, complex litigation, mass torts, and commercial litigation.
Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree from L amar University in 1983 and graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law in 1987. During his law school career Rick received numerous honors including election to the Order of Barristers, Order of Lytae, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and President of the Student Bar Association. Additionally, he was a member of the school's nationally recognized mock trial and moot court advocacy teams where he won numerous state and national titles.
From 1987-2006 Rick was a senior litigator with the law firm of O'Quinn, Laminack & Pirtle. During his tenure at the O'Quinn firm he served as head of the firm's mass tort division which encompassed number of medical device and pharmaceutical dockets including silicone breast implants, diet drugs, Baycol, St. Jude Heart Valves and Vioxx.
Over the course of his career, Rick has served as trial counsel in number of ground-breaking cases including some of the first jury verdicts awarding damages to women injured by silicone breast implants and a record setting historical verdict awarded to the family of a woman who died as a result of her ingestion of the "fen-phen" diet drug combination.
Rick is admitted to practice before the State Bar of Texas, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Texas, and the American Bar Association.
In addition to his contributions to the legal community, Rick participates in a number of philanthropic causes including the Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program and the Houston Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
• Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2014
Admitted: 1987, Texas
Professional Webpage: www.lpm-triallaw.com/bio/RichardLaminack.asp
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