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Ricardo G. CedilloShareholder
McCombs Plaza, Suite 500 755 E. Mulberry AvenueSan Antonio, Texas 78212T 210.822.6666 F 210.822.1151rcedillo@lawdcm.com
Ricardo founded the firm in 1986 with Russell and Norman Davis. He is a member of the firm's litigation section. His practice focuses primarily on commercial law and products liability defense.

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Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, 2011
  • Harvard University, J.D. 1979
  • Trinity University, M.S. 1976
  • St. Mary's University, B.A. magna cum laude, 1974
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 1979
Activities and Affiliations
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Mexican-American Bar Association
  • San Antonio American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Additional Jurisdictions and Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
Community Involvement
  • Chairman, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of Texas, 2004
Awards and Honors
  • Top Texas Verdicts of 2010, Contract Verdicts, (Editorial Caballero v. Playboy Enterprises) Verdict Search, May 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, 2003-2010, 2012 and 2013.
  • 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century, Texas Lawyer, June 2010
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly’s Super Lawyer Section, 2007, 2009 and 2010
  • San Antonio’s Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year, “Texas’ Lawyers of the Year,” Texas’ Best Lawyers, San Antonio Edition, 2011
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers - Business Litigation, Scene in S.A., August 2008
  • Go-To Lawyer," Texas Lawyer, 2007
  • Top Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Litigation 2006
  • Top 100 Verdicts of 2006 (Tetco v. ExxonMobil), Texas Lawyer
  • Litigation Management Lone Star All-Stars, 2003
  • State Bar of Texas, Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Service on Faculty of Advanced Civil Trial Course, August 2003
  • State Bar Professional Development Program, Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Distinguished Service on Faculty of 19th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2003
  • Texas Bar CLE, Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Service on Faculty for “Your Client In Crisis: Strategic Planning, Aftermath Management, and Litigation Scenarios,” August 2002
  • State Bar Professional Development Program, Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Distinguished Service on Faculty of Advanced Expert Witness, February 2001
  • CLE Masters of Trial, Winning the Mega Verdict Featuring Ricardo as one of the speakers named by The National Law Journal as the Country’s Top Ten Trial Attorneys, March 2000
  • American Lawyer Big Suits, 1999
  • National Law Journal Top Ten Litigators, 1999
  • Stromer Educational Services, Inc. Professional Development Program, Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Distinguished Service on the Faculty of Evidence Seminar, October 1999
  • State Bar Professional Development Program ? Certificate of Appreciation 19th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, August 1996
  • Northside Independent School District Gifted and Talented Program Recognizes Ricardo as a Valued Mentor and Advocate for Gifted Education Through Independent Study Mentorship, 1993-94
  • Lulac Rey Feo Scholarship Committee, Inc., Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Program for Support Made Possible to Award the Largest Ever Number of Scholarships, August 21, 1993
  • Texas Bar Foundation Duly Elected Fellow in Recognition of Outstanding Professional Ability and Notable Contributions to the Administration of Justice, 1991
Languages
  • Spanish
Presentations
Ricardo has been an author and speaker at numerous continuing legal education courses sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and every major law school in Texas on topics including evidence, procedure, voir dire, expert witnesses, and ethics. His presentations include:
  • “Getting Scientific and Expert Testimony Admitted into Evidence,” Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case, CLE - National Business Institute, San Antonio, August, 2008
  • “Strategies for Complex Civil Litigation,” CLE - San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, July 2008
  • Mastering PowerPoint,” National Conference for the Minority Lawyer, American Bar Association, San Jose, CA, June 2008
  • Demonstrative Evidence,” Anatomy of Civil Trial XII, CLE - San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, April 2008
  • “Practical Tips on Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses,” The Advocate, Winter 2005 (co-author)
  • "How To Keep the Jury's Attention: The Power of Technology to Tell The Story," Masters of Trial, CLE International, January 2000
  • "Special Problems in Damages: Lost Profits, Past & Future Wages, Punitives, and Pain & Suffering," Ultimate Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas, January 2000
  • "New Control Plans and Limits on Discovery (Under New Rules)," University of Houston Law Center, January 1999
  • "Experts Under the New Rules," Evidence & Procedure Symposium, University of Texas School of Law, January 1999
  • "Controlling and Reducing Discovery Costs," University of Houston Law Center, January 1998
  • "Creative Settlement Techniques," Advanced Civil Trial Law, State Bar of Texas, January 1996
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