Goode Casseb Jones Riklin Choate & Watson - A Professional Corporation

Joseph Casseb

Born San Antonio, Texas, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, Texas; 1979, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1981, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit. Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1974); St. Mary's University (J.D., 1977). Delta Theta Phi. Court Coordinator, Judge H.F. Garcia, 144th District Court, Bexar County, 1976-1978. Assistant District Attorney, Bexar County, 1978-1981; Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of Texas, 1981-1983. Director, State Bar of Texas, 1998-2001. Chair, State Bar of Texas 2007 Annual Meeting Committee. Member: San Antonio Bar Association (Director and all offices 1990-96, President 1996-97); San Antonio Bar Foundation (Trustee, and all offices, 1997-2006; Chair, 2005-2006). St. Mary's University Law Alumni Association, (Board of Directors, 1985-1988; 2001- 2005; 2010-2012, President 2003-2004); 2006 Distinguished Law Graduate. St. Mary's University (Board of Trustees, 2004-2005); St. Mary's University School of Law Foundation (Trustee, 2004-2011; President 2010-2011); Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation Mediation training: Attorney Mediators Institute, Dallas, Texas-1997. Recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as "Super Lawyer" in ADR, 2008-2013.

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Fred Riley Jones

Born San Antonio, Texas, 1955; admitted to bar, 1979, Texas; 1980, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Texas A&M University (B.S., 1976); St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D., 1979). Chairman, St. Mary's Law School Board of Advocates, 1979. Law Clerk to Chief Judge Adrian Spears, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1979-1980. Assistant District Attorney (Civil Section), Bexar County, 1983; Member: San Antonio Bar Association (Director, 1990-93, Treasurer 1993-94 and Secretary 1994-95; Chairman, Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee, 1988-1990); State Bar of Texas (Board Certified, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1985-present). President, St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association, 1994-95. Founding Director, Boerne Education Foundation (1997-1998). Trustee, St. Mary's University Board of Trustees, 1995-96. Trustee and all offices (including two terms as President), Boerne Independent School District, 1999-2008. Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, Recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as "Super Lawyer" in Real Estate Law. Alderman and Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Fair Oaks Ranch City Council (2009-2014). 

Experienced in litigation of real estate, municipal, commercial, land use and insurance cases.

Rand Riklin Born Houston, Texas, 1954; admitted to bar, 1979, Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1981; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1986. Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1976); St. Mary's University (J.D., 1979); London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, London, England (LL.M., 1984). Phi Delta Phi. Casenote Comment Editor, St. Mary's Law Journal, 1978-1979. Author: Casenote, 9 St. Mary's Law Journal 617 (1978). Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, St. Mary's University School of Law, 1979. Briefing Attorney, Fourth Court of Civil Appeals, 1979-1980. Member: San Antonio Bar Association (Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee 1999-present); State Bar of Texas.

Experienced in product liability, personal injury/insurance defense, commercial litigation, and federal False Claims Act (qui tam) litigation.

G. Wayne Choate Born Alice, Texas, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Texas. Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1973; J.D., 1977). Member: San Antonio Bar Association; State Bar of Texas (Board Certified, Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization). Assistant General Counsel, Farm Credit Banks of Texas, 1979-1985.

Experienced in real estate matters, especially complex commercial transactions, real estate finance, corporations, health law, general business.

 

Kyle Watson Born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, Texas; 1987, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1988, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1994, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas; Education: Baylor University (B.B.A., 1982); St. Mary's University of San Antonio (J.D., 1985). Delta Theta Phi; National Order of Barristers; Board of Advocates (Chairman, 1985). Recipient, Leick-Semaan Award for Outstanding Advocate, St. Mary's Law School, 1985. Member: San Antonio Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (Director, 1988-1989; Treasurer, 1989-1990; 1990-1991); Texas Young Lawyers Association (Director, 1991-1993; Chairman of the Board, 1993-1994) American Board of Trial Advocates; Texas Super Lawyers – Employment Defense (2009-2011).

Practice Areas: Commercial Law; Insurance; Employment Litigation.

John E. ClarkBorn Austin, Texas 1933; admitted to bar, 1961, Texas. Court admissions: U.S. District Courts, all districts in Texas; U.S. Courts of Appeals, 3rd and 5th Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Lamar University ( B.S., 1954); University of Texas (L.L.B., 1961). Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1969- 1971; First Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1971-1975, and U.S. Attorney, 1975-1977, Western District of Texas; Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, 1981-1982. Member, National Association of Former United States Attorneys (president, 1982); Member, National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board, 1983-1994 (Chairman, 1989- 1992); Commissioner, Texas Ethics Commission, 1993-2000 (Chairman, 1998-1999); Commissioner, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standard and Education, 1989-1994. Member, State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Bar Association. Life Fellow, Texas and San Antonio Bar Foundations.

Experienced in federal and state False Claims Act (qui tam) litigation, fraud investigations, commercial litigation, and appellate practice. Mediation training: Attorney Mediators Institute, 1991.

Mr. Clark is Of Counsel to the firm.

Michael R. HedgesBorn Amherst, Texas 1954; Admitted: Texas 1979; U.S. District Court, Western District 1982; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 1992. Education: Texas A&M University, summa cum laude, 1976; Baylor School of Law 1979, Attorney Mediators Institute 1996. Member: Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of State Bar of Texas and San Antonio Bar Association. In private practice since 1979, concentrating on litigation, mediation and representation of businesses and governmental entities. Mr. Hedges is Of Counsel to the Firm.

 

Cathy A. KelleyBorn Columbus, Ohio, 1951; admitted to bar, 1993, Texas; 1993, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas. Education: Ohio State University (B.S., 1973); University of Houston (M.S., 1980; J.D., 1991). Phi Delta Phi. Law Clerk to the Hon. Ronald B. King, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division, 1991-1992. Member: San Antonio Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association. Experienced in bankruptcy and real estate matters.

 

Aaron Barton Born Plano, Texas, 1982; admitted to bar, 2007, Texas. Education: Texas State University, (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2004); St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D. 2007). Adjunct Professor of Legal Research & Writing, St. Mary’s School of Law. Member Texas Young Lawyers Association, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association and San Antonio Bar Association. Mediation training: St. Mary’s University, 2007. Practicing in the areas of general business and corporate law, as well as litigation involving real estate, commercial and employment issues.