Richard (Rick) G. Foster 
San Antonio, Texas
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
St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1985

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

St. James Episcopal School, 1997 - 2000

Christ Episcopal Church
2011-present, Member of the Vestry

Republican Party of Nueces County, 1992 - 1994

Northeast San Antonio YMCA, Youth Basketball, 2003 - 2006

Corpus Christi National Little League, 1999 - 2000

Nueces County Young Lawyers Association, 1989 - 1990

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

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


San Antonio

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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