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Richard (Rick) G. Foster

Richard (Rick) G. Foster

San Antonio, Texas

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
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Southern Methodist University
    • B.B.A., B.A. - 1982
    • Major: Business, Political Science

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)


  • 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, Trustee, 1993 - 1999
  • St. James Episcopal School, Trustee, 1997 - 2000
  • Christ Episcopal Church, 2011-present, Member of the Vestry
  • Republican Party of Nueces County, Chairman, 1992 - 1994
  • Northeast San Antonio YMCA, Youth Basketball, Coach, 2003 - 2006
  • Corpus Christi National Little League, Director, 1999 - 2000
  • Nueces County Young Lawyers Association, Director, 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.

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