Thompson & Knight Partner Awarded Civic Achievement Honor by University of Houston

Houston, TX, February 11, 2012 --( The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Partner Ricky A. Raven has been awarded the 2012 Dr. Marguerite Ross Barnett Alumni Achievement Award presented by the University of Houston African American Studies Program.

The award, which recognizes civic and social commitment to excellence as an alumnus of the University of Houston, will be presented at the Seventh Annual African American Studies Scholarship Banquet on May 4, 2012.

Raven is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in Houston. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, toxic tort, products liability, personal injury, and white collar criminal defense. He has more than 25 years of experience in the resolution of complex litigation involving multiple plaintiffs and multiple defendants, as well as in handling single-party disputes, and he has first-chaired more than 100 jury trials to verdict.

Raven is a member of Thompson & Knight’s Houston Office Executive Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is involved in numerous professional and civic organizations and has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc., Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters, and Lawdragon 500 “Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon Inc. for multiple years. Raven is actively involved in numerous professional and civic organizations including Houston Bar Foundation, fellow; Texas Association of Defense Counsel, member; University of Houston Alumni Association, Chairman of the Board; CSTEM, Chairman of the Board; Ronald McDonald House of Houston, board member; Houston Zoo, board member; Yellowstone Academy, board member; City of Houston Police Officers Civil Service Commission, commissioner; and the University of Texas School of Public Health Advisory Council, member.

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Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight is a full-service firm providing legal solutions to public and private companies, governments, and individuals in all areas, including commercial and tort litigation, creditors rights, banking, finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, corporate governance, intellectual property, real estate, labor, environmental, white-collar defense matters, among others. We are particularly recognized for our depth of experience and capabilities on behalf of clients in the energy industry, both domestically and around the world. Thompson & Knight has approximately 350 attorneys with offices in Texas, New York, and Michigan and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.

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