RICHARD R. ORSINGER
CURRICULUM VITAE

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas

Education:

Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia (two years)
University of Texas (B.A., with Honors, 1972)
University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1975)

Licensure:

Texas Supreme Court (1975)
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas (1977-1992)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (1979)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1979)
U.S. Supreme Court (1981)

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Family Law (1980)
- Civil Appellate Law (1987)

Memberships in Organizations:

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (President 1990-1991)
Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
San Antonio Family Lawyers Association (President 1989-90)
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The National Council on the Aging
Alamo P.C. Organization, Inc. (Computer Users Group)
King William Association (Neighborhood Group)

Professional Activities:

Appointed Member, Supreme Court of Texas Advisory Committee on Rules of Procedure, Rules of Appellate Procedure, and Rules of Evidence (1994-97) (Chairman, Subcommittee on Rules 15-165a)
Appointed Member, Supreme Court of Texas Advisory Committee on Child Support and Visitation Guidelines (1989-1995; Co-Chairman, 1992-93; Chairman 1994-95)
Appointed Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee of the State Bar of Texas (1990-1997); Chairman, Technology Subcommittee (1993-94; 95-96)
Tx Bd. of Legal Specialization, Civil Appellate Law Exam Committee (Member 1990-96; Chairman 1991-1995)
Tx Bd. of Legal Specialization, Civil Appellate Law Advisory Commission (1994-97)
Chair, Council of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section of the State Bar of Texas (1996-97)
Treasurer, Family Law Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (1995-96)
Appointed Member, Supreme Court of Texas Task Force on Jury Charges (1992-93)
Appointed Member, State Bar of Texas Ad Hoc Committee to Study PDP Finances (1992-93)
Appointed Member, Pattern Jury Charge Committee (Family Law), State Bar of Texas (1987-997; Chairman, Marital Property Subcommittee, 1995)
Appointed Member, Family Law Advisory Commission to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1987-93)
Member, Board of Directors, Texas Legal Resource Center on Child Abuse & Neglect, Inc. (1991-93)
Editor - Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists' Family Law Forum (1988-89)
Associate Editor - State Bar of Texas Appellate Section's Appellate Advocate (1988-92)

Continuing Legal Education (Planning and Administration):

Course Director, State Bar of Texas 1987 Advanced Family Law Course (attendance of 1,100 attorneys and judges)
Course Director, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists First Annual Trial Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada (1987)
Course Director, State Bar of Texas 1991 Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course (1991)
Director, Computer Workshop at Advanced Family Law Course (1990-1994) and Advanced Civil Trial Course (1990-91)

Member of the Planning Committee for the following courses:

State Bar of Texas 1982 Marriage Dissolution Course
State Bar of Texas 1986 Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas 1986 Marriage Dissolution Course
State Bar of Texas 1987 Marriage Dissolution Course
State Bar of Texas 1987 Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas 1987 Course on Family Law: For Legal Assistants and Attorneys
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 2nd Annual Trial Institute (1987)
State Bar of Texas 1988 Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas 1988 Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 2nd Annual Trial Institute (1988)
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 3rd Annual Trial Institute (1989)
State Bar of Texas 1989 Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas Family Law: The Team Approach for the Legal Assistant and the Lawyer (1990)
State Bar of Texas 1990 Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas 1991 Marriage Dissolution Course
State Bar of Texas 1991 Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas 1991 Advanced Civil Trial Course
State Bar of Texas 1991 Advanced Appellate Practice Course
State Bar of Texas 1992 Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas 1992 Advanced Appellate Practice Course
State Bar of Texas 1993 Marriage Dissolution Course
State Bar of Texas 1993 Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas 1993 Ultimate Trial Notebook
State Bar of Texas 1993 Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course
State Bar of Texas 1993 Advanced Family Law Drafting Course
State Bar of Texas 1994 Marriage Dissolution Course
State Bar of Texas 1994 Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas 1995 Advanced Family Law Course
Chairman, Computer Seminars Committee, Computer Section of the State Bar of Texas (1991-2)
Instructor, San Antonio Academy's 1991 Career Institute The Law and You (1 Week)

Formal Publications Authored:

6 McDonald, Texas Civil Practice: Texas Civil Appellate Practice (Bancroft-Whitney Law Publishers, San Francisco, California) 1992 [954 pages]

Asserting Claims for Intentionally or Recklessly Causing Severe Emotional Distress in Connection with Divorce, 25 St. Mary's Law Journal 1254 (1994), republished in the American Journal of Family Law (Fall 1994) and Texas Family Law Service NewsAlert (Oct. & Dec., 1994)

Fitting a Round Peg Into A Square Hole: Section 3.63, Texas Family Code, and the Marriage that Crosses States Lines, 13 St. Mary's Law Journal 477 (1982)

Characterization of Marital Property, Baylor Law Review Symposium (1988) (co-authored)

CLE Articles Authored and Lectured:

Property Problems Created by Crossing State Lines, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1982)
Intra and Inter Family Transactions, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1983)
A Practitioner's Guide to Interstate Custody Disputes, Southern Methodist University School of Law Eighth Biennial Specialists' Symposium on Family Law (1984)
Handling the Appeal: Procedures and Pitfalls, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1984)
Methods and Tools of Discovery, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1985)
Jurisdiction, Venue and Transfers in Family Law Cases, St. Mary's University School of Law Seventh Annual Procedural Institute--Procedural Aspects of Family Law (1985)
Trusts in Texas Law: What Are the Community Rights in Separately Created Trusts?, University of Texas School of Law Second Annual Family Law Seminar (1985)
Dealing with the Family Home on Divorce, SMU School of Law Ninth Biennial Specialists Symposium on Texas Family Law and Community Property (1986)
Child Snatching and Interfering with Possession: Remedies, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1986)
Interstate Jurisdictional Problems in Family Law Matters, South Texas College of Law Advanced Family Law Short Course (1986)
Characterization and Reimbursement, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1986)
Trusts and Family Law, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1986)
Interstate Collection of Child Support, State Bar of Texas Course on Revolution in Child Support: Perspective, Pleading, Practice (1986)
Partnerships and Family Law, The University of Texas School of Law Third Annual Family Law Seminar (1986)
Discovery Procedures: Use and Abuse, State Bar of Texas Course on Family Law for Legal Assistants and Attorneys (1987)
Professional Partnership Rights on Divorce, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists First Annual Trial Institute (1987)
Family Law and the Family Business: Proprietorships, Partnerships and Corporations, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1987)
Interstate Jurisdictional Problems in Family Law Matters, South Texas College of Law Advanced Family Law Short Course (1987)
Proving Up Separate and Community Property Claims Through Tracing, The University of Texas School of Law Fourth Annual Family Law Seminar (1987)
The Family Law Case in the Appellate Court: Important Points to Consider, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1987)
Bankruptcy and Family Law: Particular Issues, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (1988)v
Interstate Custody Jurisdiction and Practical Problems in Recovering Possession of Children, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Second Annual Trial Institute (1988)
Conflict of Law: Full Faith and Credit, Comity and Judgments, SMU School of Law Tenth Biennial Specialists Symposium on Texas Family Law and Community Property (1988)
Post-Divorce Division of Property, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1988)
Valuation of Closely-Held Businesses and Professional Practices, University of Houston Law Center Advanced Family Law Short Course (1988)
Drafting of Decrees and Agreements Incident to Divorce, South Texas College of Law Fifth Annual South Texas Family Law Institute (1988)
Successful Mandamus Approaches in Discovery, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1988)
Some Interesting Issues in Family Law, Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section Luncheon (October, 1988) & Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists Dinner (February, 1989)
The Texas Rules of Civil Evidence Applied to Family Law Cases, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Third Annual Trial Institute (1989)
Election of Remedies, South Texas College of Law Domestic Torts Course (1989)
Handling the Appeal from a Bench Trial in a Civil Case, State Bar of Texas Advanced Appellate Practice Law Course (1989)
The Scope and Method of Mandamus Problems, South Texas College of Law Advanced Strategies in Obtaining and Using Evidence (1989)
Marital Agreements: Enforcement and Defense, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1989)
Mandamus, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1989) Valuation of Closely-Held Businesses and Professional Practices, University of Houston Law Center Advanced Family Law Short Course (1989)
Appellate Practice (Family Law), State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute (1990)
The New Texas Pattern Jury Charges (Vol. 3) (Products, Premises, Professional Malpractice and Damages), South Texas College of Law Advanced Personal Injury Course (1990)
Attorney's Fees in Family Law Cases, State Bar Convention Family Law Section (1990)
UCCJA, PKPA, Child Abduction: What Does It All Mean?, South Texas College of Law Seventh Annual Family Law Institute (1990)
Marital Liabilities, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1990)
Judgment Enforcement, Turnover and Contempt, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course (1990)
Appeal of Civil Non-Jury Trials, State Bar of Texas Advanced Appellate Course (1990)
Experts, Opinion Evidence, and Privileges, University of Houston Law Center Advanced Family Law Practice Institute (1990)
Judgment Enforcement Turnover, and Contempt, Judicial Section Annual Conference (1990)
Handling the Jury While Perfecting Appeal, State Bar of Texas Institute on Persuading the Jury from Voir Dire Through Closing Argument (1990)
Preservation of Privileges, Exemptions and Objections, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1990)
Overview of Agreements and Contractual Provisions in Decrees, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (1990)
Having a Computer on the Lawyer's Desk Can Save Time and Money, State Bar of Texas The Law Office of the '90's--Tools to Build an Efficient and Productive Practice (1991)
Direct and Cross-Examination of a Real Estate Appraiser, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Fifth Annual Trial Institute (1991)
Criminal Aspects of Family Law Cases, SMU School of Law Eleventh Biennial Specialists Symposium on Texas Family Law and Community Property (1991)
Marital Liabilities: Which Estate is Liable for What?, Corpus Christi Bar Association Family Law Seminar - An Update (March, 1991)
Discovery in Custody and Property Cases, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1991)
Discovery Problems in Family Law Cases, Dallas Bar Association Seminar on Family Law (1991)
WordPerfect and Standard Document Assembly, State Bar of Texas Second Annual Practical Computer Seminar (1991)
Objections, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook (1991)
Appealing Non-Jury Cases in State Court, University of Texas School of Law Techniques for Appeals in State and Federal Court (1991)
Rules of Procedure, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1991)
Judgment Enforcement, Turnover and Contempt, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course (1991)
Successful Challenges to Legal and Factual Sufficiency, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1991)
WordPerfect and Document Assembly, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (1992)
Appeal and Mandamus of Discovery Orders, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Pre-Trial Notebook (1992)
Use of Demonstrative Evidence, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Sixth Annual Trial Institute (1992)
Evidentiary Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook (1992)
Introduction to WordPerfect, State Bar of Texas Third Annual Practical Computer Seminar (1992)
Valuation Overview, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1992)
Predicates for Documentary and Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook - Family Law (1992)
In the Supreme Court: Reversing the Court of Appeals, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1992)
Hidden Financial Issues on Divorce, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Seventh Annual Trial Institute (1993)
Discovery, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1993)
Evidentiary Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook (1993)
Introduction to WordPerfect for DOS, State Bar of Texas Fourth Annual Practical Computer Seminar (1993)
Deposition Use in Trial: Cassette Tapes, Video, Audio, Reading and Editing, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1993)
Brief Writing: Creatively Crafting for the Reader, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1993)
Business and Public Records, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1993)
Grab Bag: Evidence & Discovery, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1993)
Discovery, State Bar of Texas Focus on Criminal and Family Law Course (1993)
Common Problems/Common Provisions in Agreements Incident to Divorce, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (1993)
WordPerfect and Document Assembly, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (1993)
Cases on Enforceability of Pre-Marital Agreements, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Eighth Annual Trial Institute (1994)
An Evidence Dialogue on Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas Tenth Annual Litigation Update Institute (1994) [presented jointly with Judge Charles Gonzalez]
Issues to Remember in Trying and Appealing Cases, Attorney General's Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (1994)
Peculiarities of Appeals in Family Law Cases, State Bar of Texas Appellate Practice Institute (1994)
Identifying and Dealing With Illegal, Unethical and Harassing Practices, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1994)
Predicates for Documentary & Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook (1994)
Interlocutory and Accelerated Appeals, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Course (1994)
Vignettes, State Bar of Texas Dealing With Hardball Trial Tactics & Difficult Judges Course (1994)
Divorce/Spousal Liability, State Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course (1994)
Common Evidence Problems, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1994)
Predicates for Documentary & Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook: Family Law (1994)
Predicates and Objections Update, State Bar of Texas Annual Litigation Update Institute (1995) [presented jointly with Judge Charles Gonzalez]
Non-Jury Appeals, State Bar of Texas Appellate Practice for Lawyers and Legal Assistants (1995)
Gender Issues in the Everyday Practice of Family Law, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1995)
Dialogue on Common Evidence Problems, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1995) [presented jointly with Judge Lupe Rivera]
Characterization, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1995)
Direct and Cross-Examination Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1995)
The New (Proposed) Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, University of Texas School of Law Fifth Annual Conference on Techniques for Handling Civil Appeals in State and Federal Court (1995)
Non-Jury Appeals, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1995)
Offering and Excluding Evidence, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course (1995)

CLE Articles Authored but not Lectured:

Recent Significant Family Law Decisions, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1985)
Relationship Between Criminal Practice and Family Law Matters, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1985)
Supreme Court Jurisdiction in Divorce, Child Custody, Support and Reciprocal Support Cases, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1985)
Recent Significant Family Law Decisions, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1986)
Legislative Update, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1988)
Characterization Overview, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1988)

Predicates and Objections Update, State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Institute (1996)

Lectured:

Proving and Collecting Attorney's Fees: San Antonio's Answer to Fagin Tells All, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1981)
Characterization of Property and Debts and Reimbursement, State Bar of Texas Divorce 1984: Practical Aspects of Custody, Property and Enforcement
Moderator, Panel Discussion: How to Win on Appeal: Tips From the Pros, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1987)
Panelist, Interspousal Torts and Remedies, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Seminar on Matrimonial Law, Maui, Hawaii (1988)
Panelist, Appeals Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1988)
Moderator, Panel Discussion: Valuation Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1989) [article also]
Panelist, Pre-Marital Agreement Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1990)
Panelist, Discovery in Family Law in Texas, The Rutter Group (1991)
Panelist, Appellate Practice Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1991)
Moderator, Briefwriting: Practical Approaches by the Experts, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1991)
Moderator, Valuation Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1992)
Moderator, Tort Liability & Insurance Coverage Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1992)
Panelist, Procedure and Tactics Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1992)
Panelist, Discovery Workshop, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1993)
Panelist, Appellate Practice Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1993)
Moderator, Tort Liability and Insurance Coverage Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1993)
Moderator, Grab Bag on Evidence, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1993)
Panelist, Interspousal Tort Claims, Texas College of Advanced Judicial Studies Complex Family Law Litigation (1993) [materials also]
Debate-Goodwill at Divorce: Resolved That Personal Goodwill Will Be Divisible At Divorce, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1994)
Panelist, Common Evidence Problems Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1994) [presented jointly with Judge Charles Gonzalez]
Lecture, Offering and Excluding Evidence, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1995)

Honors:

State Bar of Texas Certificate of Merit, June 1995
State Bar of Texas Certificate of Merit, June 1996
State Bar of Texas Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education, June 1996
Listed in the Best Lawyers in America (1987-1996 eds.)
Listed in Who's Who in American Law (1992 ed.)