Ralph (Skip) McBride serves as Of Counsel for The Lanier Law Firm out of the Houston office. Mr. McBride began representing banks, energy companies and insurance companies in commercial and contract disputes more than 40 years ago, upon joining his former firm, Bracewell, LLP. During his tenure in the legal industry, he helped develop the firm’s insurance, contingency fee and banking litigation practices. He has long-term experience in representing financial institutions, inventors, energy companies, individuals, investors, and service companies.
As a member of The Lanier Law Firm team, Mr. McBride continues to represent commercial clients and individuals in real estate disputes, products liability lawsuits, oil and gas disputes, personal injury cases, construction contracts, trusts and probate matters and securities litigation.
Mr. McBride is admitted to practice in Texas and Arkansas. As well, he is admitted before the 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; and U.S. Tax Court.
Mr. McBride serves on the Audit Committee of the Memorial Hermann Health Care System, the Board of Trustees of Houston Baptist University, the Board of Trustees of Camp Eagle and the Board of Trustees of The College of Biblical Studies.
Outside of the practice of law, Mr. McBride currently serves or has served on the boards of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Pride International, Inc., The Good Samaritan Foundation, the Memorial Hermann Foundation, Fannin Bank, SunBelt National Bank, and Camp Eagle. Further he serves as a Director of Health Professionals Insurance Company, LTD (HePIC) (Offshore Insurance Company.
Mr. McBride received undergraduate and Masters degrees at Baylor University and then graduated cum laude from the Baylor University School of Law. He is a member of The State Bar of Texas, Baylor University Law Review Association, Texas Bar Foundation. He is recognized as a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the Houston Bar Association. He has also been honored by Thompson Reuters on the list of Texas Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. McBride is married to Lucy and they have two daughters and sons-in-law and six grandchildren.