Ruth Ann Kollman

Ruth Ann Kollman

Law Office of Mynor E. Rodriguez P.C.
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Ruth A. Kollman is a 1990 graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law. She has tried dozens of state and federal cases, both civil and criminal. She also has extensive state and federal appellate experience. She counsels attorneys throughout Texas in disciplinary rule compliance, in firms both large and small, in every area of practice. Texas courts have recognized her as an expert witness on legal ethics questions, and she has testified before the Texas Legislature regarding revisions to the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. She represents lawyers and judges in disciplinary proceedings and has successfully defended sanctions motions and administrative complaints for hundreds of attorneys who trust her with their futures. Ms. Kollman also represents plaintiffs and defendants in lawyer conduct and other fiduciary litigation. While the focus of her practice is legal ethics, Ms. Kollman undertakes civil rights cases of compelling public interest. Recognized by the State Bar of Texas as satisfying its MCLE ethics requirement, Ms. Kollman lectures on topics ranging from trial advocacy, trial skills, appellate advocacy, ethics, avoiding grievances and preventing malpractice. She served as a supervising attorney for SMU’s criminal clinic students and as a guest lecturer, teaching future lawyers trial and appellate advocacy. In addition to speaking across Texas, she has published more than forty articles and papers on criminal procedure, evidence, conflicts of interest and lawyer disciplinary and liability standards, and civil rights.

Education
Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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North Texas State University
B.A.
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Law Office of Mynor E. Rodriguez P.C.
Current
Attorney/Owner
Private Practitioner
- Current
Briefing/Staff Attorney
Justice Errlinda Castillo, 13th Court of Appeals
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Attorney/Owner
Private Practitioner
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Legal ethics consultation and expert testimony Grievance defense and legal ethics litigation Criminal and Civil Rights trials and appeals
Research Associate
Walter W. Steele, Jr. - Professor Emeritus, Southern Methodist University School of Law
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Associate
Milner, Gornason, Sorrells, Udashen, Wells & Parker
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Briefing Attorney
Justice James A. Baker, 5th Court of Appeals
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Research Assistant
Professors Walter W. Steele, Jr., William V. Dorsaneo, III, and Joseph McKnight - Southern Methodist University School of Law
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Intern
Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Supreme Court of Texas
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Law Clerk
Milner, Goranson, Udashen & Wells
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Publications
Articles & Publications
To Kill a Mockingbird: The Next Generation - Texas Lawyer Grievance Procedures and Pitfalls
M.C.L.E. and Specialty Certification Accredited Lecture
The Enigma of Standing Doctrine in Texas
Civil Appellate Law Seminar, Corpus Christi Bar Association
The Lady or the Tiger: Opening the Door to Lawyer Disciplinary Standards
231 Fla. Coastal L. Rev., Vol. 1
The Lone Ranger in the Lone Star: So You Think You're the Only Stand- Up Lawyer in Texas
The Art of Ethical Winning
Through the Looking Glass: Alice in Mandamus Land, A Texas Supreme Court Disqualification Update
The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: Avoiding Grievances and Malpractice Claims is Easier Than Defending Them
Texas Lawyer, Vol. 15, No. 304, p.27
Just What Is Barratry, Anyway? A Quiz for the Unwary, Trends in Legal Ethics Series
Texas Lawyer, Vol. 14, No. 4, p. 37
The Lawyer and the Leopard's Spots: The Ethics of Witness Preparation
Trends in Legal Ethics Series, Texas Lawyer, Vol. 14, No. 21, p. 26
Grievance Defense: It's Going to be a Bumpy Ride
TEXAS LAWYER, Section Three, Vol. 13, No. 38
Stretching the Limits, Risk Management Memo
Vol. 4, No. 4, published by Great American Insurance Co., Legal Professional Liability Division
The Expanding Universe of Non-Client Conflict-of-Interest Liability
PLUS News and Views
Ethics, Disqualification, and Attorney Malpractice for the Trial Lawyer: New Wrinkles on Some Old Problems
Fifth Annual Advanced Civil Trial Law Seminar, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
Laser Speed Detection Technology: Evidentiary Predicates and Objections
Texas Association of Municipal Judges, Dallas, Texas
Documentary Evidence: Articles IX and X of the Texas Rules of Criminal Evidence
Texas Criminal Evidence: A Seminar on the Rules and Presentation of Evidence, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
Miscellaneous Provisions: Articles I, II, and XI of the Texas Rules of Criminal Evidence
Texas Criminal Evidence: A Seminar on the Rules and Presentation of Evidence, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
The Zen of Winning
The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Lawyers and the Leopard's Spots: The Ethics of Preparing and Presenting Testimony
THE FORUM
Annual Survey - Criminal Procedure: Search and Seizure and Confession
45 S.M.U. L.J. 1301
The Corpus Delicti of Murder after Repeal of Article 1204
20 THE VOICE FOR THE DEFENSE 10
Perfection of Appeals by Appellees: A Proposed Solution
2 THE APPELLATE ADVOCATE 8
Speaking Engagements
Ethical Considerations and Malpractice Prevention in Litigation; Gilding the Tilley Opinion: Conflicts of Interest in Insurance Defense Representation, Law Foundation Advanced Insurance Seminar
University of Houston
Lawyers' Duties to Clients and Liabilities to Third Parties, The 2001 Commercial Real Estate Brokers Conference Seminar
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Looking for the Next Door to Open: Ethical Issues in Franchise Transaction Work, Franchise Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
Ineffective Effectiveness: A Working Definition, Criminal Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
Ineffective Effectiveness: A Working Definition, Criminal Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
Qualified Immunity, Civil Rights Litigation Seminar
Southern Methodist University
The Realities of Civil Rights Litigation - Taking the Case and Not Losing Your Shirt, Civil Rights Litigation Seminar
Southern Methodist University
The Current State of the Grievance Process, Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Seminar
Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Seminar
The Ethics of Witness Preparation, Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Seminar
Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Seminar
Awards
Woman of the Year
Texas National Organization for Women
The Best DWI Trial Lawyer in Dallas County
Oak Cliff Bar Association
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Former Director
Current
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American Civil LIberties Union - North Texas Chapter
Former Director
Current
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Corpus Christi Bar Association
Member
Current
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Dallas Bar Association
Member
Current
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Texas State Bar # 11668050
Member
- Current
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South Texas Lawyer Magazine
Editorial Board - Editor-in-Chief
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Claims
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
4265 San Felipe
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77027
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 351-3773
Telephone: (713) 968-9828
Cell: (713) 968-9828
Fax: (832) 553-7420