Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P. offers full legal services to its clients with its general civil litigation and general practice. Some of these services include:
Commercial Litigation
Is the process of taking legal action regarding business transactions. A business litigation lawyer is often consulted for legal representation and to help settle a dispute.
Oil and Gas
Is the branch of law that pertains to the acquisition and ownership rights in oil and gas both under the soil before discovery and after its capture, and adjudication regarding those rights.
Real Estate Law
Is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers rights to possess, use, and enjoy land and the permanent manmade additions attached to it.
Estate Planning & Probate
An individual's property and assets - including real estate, bank accounts, life insurance policies, stocks, and personal property.

AboutEllis Koeneke & Ramirez

In 1982, the law firm of Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P. embarked on a mission to try and provide full-service representation to its client in both litigation and transactional matters. Since 1982 the firm’s litigation practice has grown from the representation of financial institutions and oil and gas companies in commercial disputes to include a full-service litigation boutique for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Since 2002 the firm has spearheaded nationwide litigation against a large, multinational accounting firm for its sale of improper tax avoidance products to consumers. Remaining true to its original heritage, the firm has continued to provide estate planning, probate and business entity advice to is clients under the direction of two attorneys who have attained Board Certification in Estate Planning and Probate.

The firm strives to maintain a balance between litigation and transaction services for clients in South Texas, Texas, and the United States. The firm is proud to represent individuals, family business enterprises, and Fortune 500 companies to meet their legal needs. The firm attempts to provide representation to clients on specific matters and does not categorize itself as a “plaintiff” or “defense” firm.

The firm has assembled a diverse group of attorneys in order to seek to offer clients quality legal service.


Preparation and passion are key principles at Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P. The firm consists of ten attorneys. Led by Edmundo O. Ramirez, who is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, the firm specializes in commercial, real estate, banking, probate and mass tort litigation.

Will Paxton Ellis Jr.

Bill Ellis, Jr., a former partner and one of the founding members of Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, LLP...

Thomas D. Koeneke

Tom Koeneke, a managing partner and a founding member of the law firm of Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez...

Edmundo O. Ramirez

Edmundo O. Ramirez, a partner in the law firm of Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P., is board certified in civil trial...

Minerva I. Zamora

Born in Edinburg, Texas, Minerva's primary areas of law include commercial, civil, and...


We are proud to represent a diverse group of clients that includes: