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Richard N Laminack 
Houston, Texas
phone 713-292-2750
fax 713-292-2755
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Rick Laminack, along with Tom Pirtle and Buffy Martines, founded Laminack, Pirtle & Martines in 2006. Rick is the firm's managing partner and a nationally recognized trial lawyer. His practice covers a number of fields including: civil litigation, products liability, complex litigation, mass torts, and commercial litigation.

Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree from L amar University in 1983 and graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law in 1987. During his law school career Rick received numerous honors including election to the Order of Barristers, Order of Lytae, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and President of the Student Bar Association. Additionally, he was a member of the school's nationally recognized mock trial and moot court advocacy teams where he won numerous state and national titles.

From 1987-2006 Rick was a senior litigator with the law firm of O'Quinn, Laminack & Pirtle. During his tenure at the O'Quinn firm he served as head of the firm's mass tort division which encompassed number of medical device and pharmaceutical dockets including silicone breast implants, diet drugs, Baycol, St. Jude Heart Valves and Vioxx.

Over the course of his career, Rick has served as trial counsel in number of ground-breaking cases including some of the first jury verdicts awarding damages to women injured by silicone breast implants and a record setting historical verdict awarded to the family of a woman who died as a result of her ingestion of the "fen-phen" diet drug combination.

Rick is admitted to practice before the State Bar of Texas, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Texas, and the American Bar Association.

In addition to his contributions to the legal community, Rick participates in a number of philanthropic causes including the Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program and the Houston Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Areas of Practice:
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2009
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1987
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors: State and National Moot Court Champion

Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, 1984

Honors and Awards:
Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2007 - 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Student Bar Association

Harris County, Breast Implant Litigation, 1992 - Present
Chairman, Plaintiff's Steering Committee

Silicone Breast Implant Litigation, Louisiana, 1996 - Present
Special Trial Counsel

Houston D.A.R.E. Corporation, 1998 - Present

State Bar of Texas

American Bar Association

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

South Texas College of Law Advocacy Alumni Association


Laminack, Pirtle & Martines
5020 Montrose Blvd, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 77006-6533

Phone: 713-292-2750
Toll free: 800-805-2778
Fax: 713-292-2755
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The personal injury litigation law firm of Laminack, Pirtle & Martines provides legal advice and representation for clients in communities throughout Texas, including communities such as Houston, Galveston, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Pasadena, Deer Park, Baytown, Texas City, Bay City, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Harlingen, Victoria, Conroe, The Woodlands, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Plano, Carrollton, Waxahachie, Longview, Nacogdoches, Huntsville, College Station, and Waco, Texas.

Whether you live in East Texas, Southeast Texas, the Rio Grande Valley or along the Gulf Coast, Laminack, Pirtle & Martines is the law firm to call when you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone's negligence. In addition to Texas, we handle cases in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as Louisiana communities such as Lake Charles, Alexandria, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

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