Attorneys

Richard (Rick) G. Foster 
San Antonio, Texas
Shareholder
phone (210) 547-9326
fax 210-736-1992
email Email Me

Rick handles matters in a number of areas including insurance coverage disputes, business contract and tort matters, managed health care, physician credentialing and peer review, medical malpractice, products liability, general negligence, premises liability, oil and gas, land title disputes, and deceptive trade practice claims. Since being licensed in 1985, he has had the opportunity to try cases in a number of counties throughout Texas. Through this experience, he has gained a unique understanding of the pretrial and trial process in Texas which assists him in effectively assessing a clients chances of recovery or exposure.

Rick is a Senior Shareholder in the firm's San Antonio office, working directly with four other firm attorneys based out of San Antonio. Rick's recent experience includes defending HMOs in various contract and benefit disputes; defending ranch owners in partition litigation; bringing suit on behalf of an oil and gas operator relating to a casing failure; suing on a breach of oil and gas lease rights relating to development of mineral interests in the Eagle Ford Shale; and defending commercial real estate interests in foreclosure proceedings. Rick is AV rated by his peers in Martindale Hubbell.

Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation
Healthcare Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Oil & Gas Litigation
Employment Litigation
Healthcare Contracts
General Business Contracts
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1985
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2000
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1986
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996
U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
Education:
St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1985
J.D.


Southern Methodist University, 1982
B.B.A., B.A.
Major:  Business, Political Science


Representative Cases:
Roark v. Humana, Inc., et al, 307 F.3d 298 (5th Cir. 2002)
Saenz v. Humana Health Plan of Texas, Inc., 65 U.S.L.W. 49 (June 24 1997)
Rencare, Ltd. v. Humana Health Plan of Texas, Inc., 395 F.3d 555 (5th Cir. 2005)
Taylor v. Carter, 948 F. Supp. 1290 (W.D. Tex. 1996)
Martinez v. Humana, Inc., 2005 WL 1923532 (S.D. Tex. 2005)
Tomasi v. Liao, 63 S.W.3d 62 (Tex. App - San Antonio 2001)
King Ranch, Inc. v. Chapman, 118 S.W.3d 742 (Tex. 2003)
Natland Corp. v. Baker's Port, Inc, 865 S.W.2d 52 (Tex. App. - Corpus Christi 1993)
TCI Cablevision of Texas, Inc. v. South Texas Cable Television, Inc., 791 S.W.2d. 269 (Tex. App. - Corpus Christi 1990)
Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. Travis, 68 S.W.3d 72 (Tex. App. - Dallas 2001)
Representative Clients:
Humana Inc. (Managed Care)
Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (Hospital Care)
Driscoll Children's Health Plan (Managed Care)
First State Bank of New Braunfels (Banking)
Texas General Agency (Insurance)
MUY Brands (Restaurant Franchise Owner)
Computer Locators (Aircraft parts refurbishment)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Speaker, "Surviving the Integrated Healthcare Delivery System", 1996


Speaker, "ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation in Texas: Issues and Answers about Employees' Leaves of Absence and Integration Into the Workplace", 1999


Honors and Awards:
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation


Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas, Sections: Litigation, Insurance & Health Law


San Antonio Bar Association


Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Director 2004-2005


Ecumenical Center for Religion & Health
2002-2008 Board Member, Chairman


Karen E. Henry Foundation for Long Term Housing for Persons with Disabilities, 1993 - 1999
Trustee


St. James Episcopal School, 1997 - 2000
Trustee


Christ Episcopal Church
2011-present, Member of the Vestry


Republican Party of Nueces County, 1992 - 1994
Chairman


Northeast San Antonio YMCA, Youth Basketball, 2003 - 2006
Coach


Corpus Christi National Little League, 1999 - 2000
Director


Nueces County Young Lawyers Association, 1989 - 1990
Director


Past Employment Positions:
U.S. Congressman Kent Hance, Legislative Assistant, 1983


Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Delta Theta

With offices in Corpus Christi, Austin, and San Antonio, the law firm of Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C., serves South Texas, Central Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. We have many clients in Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Brooks, Burnett, Cameron, Comal, Duval, Gillespie, Hays, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kendall, Live Oak, Nueces, Port Aransas, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Uvalde, Webb, Williamson, and Wilson counties, including the communities of Alice, Brownsville, Del Rio, Edinburg, Fulton, Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, Rockport, and San Diego.

One Law Firm in Three Cities

Corpus Christi
361-880-5808

Austin
512-505-5900

San Antonio
210-736-3900

Attorneys
Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C.
One Shoreline Plaza,
800 North Shoreline
Suite 800 S
Corpus Christi TX 78401
Phone 361-880-5808
Fax 361-880-5844
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