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ROSS RADCLIFFE, MEMBER

BIOGRAPHY

Ross Radcliffe co-founded the firm in 1991, which was renamed in 2014. Ross concentrates his practice in the representation of water districts. Drawing upon his earlier experience in civil litigation, he is consulted when any of the firm’s clients may be involved in litigation, including mediation and arbitration activities. In his practice, he has represented the firm’s governmental clients in administrative contested case matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, developer reimbursement disputes, condemnation proceedings, election contests, bond validation suits, and tax collection suits, as well as various contract and construction disputes.

Ross stays busy with church, family activities and spending time with his five grandchildren..

EDUCATION

Eastern Michigan University (B.S. 1977)
Post–Graduate Coursework

  • Sam Houston State University
  • South Texas College of Law (J.D. 1988)
PRESENTATIONS

Association of Water Board Directors – Texas

  • Water District Rate Orders, June 2002
  • Water District Ethics Policies, January 2000

Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies Conference

  • Board Member Training: Roles, Responsibilities and Risks of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations, April 1999
ARTICLES

Public Law Report

  • Ethics: Taking the High Road, October 2009
  • Case Study: Quay Point Cooperative Housing Association, Homeownership dreams in multifamily housing, Spring 1998
  • Mutual Housing Associations Promote Pride, Stability, Summer 1997
MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Tomball-Magnolia Edition

  • Home Buyers should learn history of MUD before buying a home, Impact News,  March 7, 2011

Houston Chronicle

  • Bellaire road closing will go to mediation/City of Houston has close eye on issue, August 29, 1995
CASE LAW

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 48 v. Mitchell; 915 S.W.2d 859 (Tex. App. – Houston 1st Dist. 1995)

  • Subject: Developer reimbursement agreement, primary jurisdiction

Callahan v. Schoppe, et al; 864 F.2d 44 (5th Cir. 1989)

  • Subject: Federal duty of reasonable investigation
MEMBERSHIPS

National

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

State

  • Association of Water Board Directors – Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts (SAFE-D)
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce

  • Board of Directors (present; 2017)
    • Crime Task Force Committee (2017)
    • Education Committee (2017)
    • Grow Northwest Economic Development Advisory Council (2018 – present)
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