Richard N. Francis
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Cavaretta, Katona & Francis PLLC
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Richard N. Francis

Mr. Francis' practice is primarly focused on the defence of medical malpractice cases for hospitals, physicians, nurses and nursing homes. He also handles a significant number of product liability cases for product manufacturers as well as general negligence and personal injury cases.

Following law school he served as a briefing attorney for the Hon. Blair Reeves at the Fourth Court of Appeals.

For the past 27 years Mr. Francis has litigated cases in South Texas, including cases in Bexar County, Webb County, Val Verde County, Travis County, Maverick County, Nueces County, Cameron County, Comal County, and Hidalgo County.  
 

EDUCATION


1983 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law
1977 B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Honors: Member, South Texas Law Journal

COURTS OF PRACTICE


  • United States Court of Appeals,Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • State and County Courts of Texas

SEMINARS AND PUBLICATIONS


  • Speaker, Evidence, Deposing Plaintiff's Experts in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Texas Natural Death Act
  • Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Records and Charting in the Medical Record
  • Healthcare Professionals

PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS


  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Counsel of San Antonio
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Texas Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
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US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit


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US District Court for the Western District of Texas

US District Court for the Western District of Texas


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1983
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State Bar Association of Texas

State Bar Association of Texas

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Job position:
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Law Firm Name:
Cavaretta, Katona & Francis PLLC
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School name:
South Texas College of Law
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
Dates attended:
... - 1983

School name:
Southern Methodist University
Academic degree:
B.A. - Bachelor of Art
Dates attended:
... - 1977
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