Edmundo O.Ramirez

EK&R Attorneys, offers full legal services to its clients with its general civil litigation and transactional practice.


1101 Chicago
McAllen, Texas 78501

Telephone: 956.682.2440
Facsimile: 956.682.0820

E-mail: eor@ekrattorneys.com


Edmundo O. Ramirez, a partner in the law firm of Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P., is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Born in Laredo, Texas, Edmundo's primary areas of law include commercial litigation, banking law, tort litigation, and civil litigation. Edmundo has successfully litigated matters involving multi-million dollar oil and gas royalty disputes, complex commercial and business litigation, toxic tort and contamination cases, and catastrophic personal injury cases involving serious injury or death. His case against a national accounting firm has been chronicled in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine. Edmundo was named a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Edmundo handles matters for the following clients: Merck Company, Inc., American Home Products, BASF Corporation, Shell, Total E&P USA, International Bank of Commerce, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Simon Properties, Bank of China, AIG, Koch Industries, Inc., Citgo, Texaco, Inc. and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, Texas.

Articles - "Reinventing the Role of Local Counsel" Texas Bar Journal, May 2005 (Minerva I. Zamora, co-author)

Education and Background

  • Sam Houston University (B.S., 1982)
  • University of Houston (J.D., 1986)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas (1986), U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas Board Certified - Civil Trial Law (1996)
  • Partner - Ellis, Koeneke, & Ramirez, LLP. (1988)

Professional Affiliations

  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (1966-71)
  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Sections: Environmental and Civil Litigation)
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel

Reported Cases

  • In re Chevron U.S.A., Inc., 2005 WL 2456558 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi)
  • In re Shell E&P, Inc., and SWEPI, L.P., 2005 WL 2085337 (Tex.App.-San Antonio)
  • In re Dominion Resources, Inc., 2005 WL 310778 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi)
  • Alpha Masonry, Inc. v. Peterson Construction, Inc., et al, 2005 WL 91689 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi)


  • In re Allied Chemical Corporation, et al., 2004 WL 2554872 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi)
  • Gutierrez v. Elizondo, 139 S.W.3d 768
  • SWEPI, L.P. v. Camden Resources, Inc., 139 S.W.3d 332
  • In re SWEPI LP., 2004 WL 730752 (Tex.App.-San Antonio)
  • American Financial Trading Corporation v. Bauer, 2004 WL 171561 (Tex-App.-Corpus)
  • Dizdar v. Moreno, 2003 WL 22478606 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi)
  • In Re SWEPI L.P.; 103 S.W.3d 578
  • Bolding v. Maupin, 2003 WL 131576 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi)


  • In the Matter of the Estate of Jorge Figueroa-Gomez, 76 S.W.3d 533
  • Adams v. H & H Meat Products, Inc., 41 S.W.3d 762
  • In the Matter of the Estates of Garcia-Chapa, 33 S.W.3d 859
  • In re John Profanchik, 31 S.W.3d 381
  • Duperier v. Texas State Bank, 28 S.W.3d 740
  • In the Estate of Sergio E. Martinez Ayala, 19 S.W.3d 477
  • In re: Fina Oil and Chemical Company, 1999 WL 33589153 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi)
  • Ecoban Capital, Ltd. v. Farias, 1997 WL 33760896 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi)


  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Tamez, 960 S.W.2d 125
  • Simon Property Group v. The May Department Stores Company, 943 S.W.2d 64
  • Fina Oil & Chemical Co. v. Alonso, et al., 941 S.W.2d 287
  • Republic Royalty Company v. Evins, 931 S.W.2d 338
  • R.T.A., International, Inc. v. Cano, 915 S.W.2d 149
  • Cecil v. T.M.E. Investments, Inc., 893 S.W.2d 38 Graham v. Pazos, 821 S.W.2d 162
  • First City Bank of Houston v. Salinas, 754 S.W.2d 497
  • Vasquez v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., et al., 325 F.3d 665
  • Vasqiez v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., 192 F.Supp.2d 730


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:
Will Paxton Ellis, Jr.
Thomas D. Koeneke
Edmundo O. Ramirez
Minerva I. Zamora
Emily A. Gearhart
Daniel Koeneke
Luis A.  Gutierrez
John P.  Franke
Of Counsel
Dennis Longoria
Of Counsel

Ellis Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P. Attorneys at Law.