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McBride, Ralph D.
Ralph D. McBride
P: +1.713.221.1208
F: +1.713.222.3261

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Ralph (Skip) McBride is the former head of the Trial Section and Litigation Group at Bracewell LLP and maintains a broad civil and commercial litigation practice in state and federal courts across the United States.

Mr. McBride began representing banks, energy companies and insurance companies in commercial and contract disputes more than 40 years ago, upon joining Bracewell. During his tenure at the firm, he has helped develop the firm's insurance, contingent fee and banking litigation practices. He has longterm experience in representing financial institutions, inventors, energy companies, individuals, investors, and service companies.

Mr. McBride represents business clients and individuals in class actions, products liability lawsuits, wrongful death cases, oil and gas disputes, personal injury cases, construction contracts, trusts and probate matters, securities litigation, and intellectual property litigation.


J.D., cum laude, Baylor University School of Law, 1974
M.A., Baylor University, 1970
B.A., Baylor University, 1968

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U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court


State Bar of Texas
Baylor University Law Review Association
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
Houston Bar Association


Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, 2008