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About Skip

Ralph (Skip) McBride is the former head of the trial section and litigation practice at Bracewell LLP and maintains a broad civil and commercial trial practice in state and federal courts across the United States. 

He began representing banks, energy companies and insurance companies in commercial and contract disputes more than 40 years ago. During his tenure at the firm, he has helped develop the firm's insurance, contingent fee and banking litigation practices. He has long-term experience in representing financial institutions, inventors, energy companies, individuals, investors and service companies.

Skip represents business clients and individuals in class actions, products liability lawsuits, wrongful death cases, oil and gas disputes, personal injury cases, construction contracts, trusts and probate matters, securities litigation and intellectual property litigation.

Credentials

Education

Baylor University School of Law,
J.D.
1974
cum laude
Baylor University,
M.A.
1970
Baylor University,
B.A.
1968

Bar Admissions

Texas
Arkansas

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Baylor University Law Review Association
Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow
Houston Bar Foundation
Fellow
Houston Bar Association
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Director; Quality Committee; Member; Audit Committee, Chairman
Camp Eagle
Director
College of Biblical Studies
Director; Development Committee; Member
Health Professionals Insurance Company, LTD (HePIC)
Director
Pride International, Inc.
Director; Audit Committee; Governance Committee, Chairman; Compensation Committee, Chairman; Executive Committee, Member; Vice-Chairman
Good Samaritan Foundation
Chairman
Memorial Hermann Foundation
Director
Fannin Bank
Director
SunBelt National Bank
Director

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyer
2008