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Fredrick F. (Rick) Rogers Jr.

Fredrick F. (Rick) Rogers Jr.

Corpus Christi, Texas

Rick, a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, joined the firm in 1970 after two years as an Assistant District Attorney in Nueces County. He is very familiar with the South Texas culture which enables him to better understand the litigation and business environment in representing his clients' interests. Rick is committed to helping his clients receive the highest quality representation while taking into consideration the most efficient way to resolve the issues presented. His life experiences, including his relationship with his long time friend and golf teacher, Harvey Penick, provide him a unique insight to helping his clients.

Rick is a Senior Shareholder in the firm and has a diverse practice involving litigation, transactional and business related matters. He is an experienced litigator in both the State and Federal courts. His litigation experience includes a broad range of cases involving death, serious injury and property damage arising from tort, product liability, medical malpractice and oil and gas related claims. His litigation experience also extends to commercial related torts, deceptive trade practice claims, a professional liability and construction disputes. Rick has also been active in representing numerous clients in the purchase and sale of businesses, in advising on real estate and construction related matters, as well as the general operations of the client's business. Rick is AV-rated by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell. This broad base of experience has enabled Rick to be an effective Mediator with regard to helping parties resolve disputes.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1970

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation (Defense)
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Torts
  • Business Organizations/Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Contracts
  • Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • LL.B. - 1968
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
    • B.B.A. - 1966
    • Major: Finance


  • Am Bank Corpus Christi
  • Andrews Distributing North Texas Ltd - Dallas, TX


  • Speaker, CLE Programs & Seminars
  • Presenter, Voir Dire, Corpus Christi Advanced Civil Trial Law Seminar, 1999
  • Presenter, Selective Issues in Commercial Litigation, TADC Commercial Litigation Seminar, Fort Worth, Texas, 1999
  • Presenter, Construction Litigation and the Concept of Duty, TADC Fall Meeting, 1999
  • Presenter, A Practical Guide to Understanding Oil Field Litigation from the Eyes of the Insurer, MidContinent Insurance Group, Houston, Texas, 2000
  • Presenter, “Gushers” – Have You Done the Planning and Set Up the Right Structures?, State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Advance Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Course, Houston, Texas, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, State Bar of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member, Past Director
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association, Past Director
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal
  • American Inn of Courts, Master, Hon. Reynaldo, G.Garza Inn of Courts
  • College of State Bar of Texas


  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Phi

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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