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Ben A. Baring Jr.

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Ben A. Baring is an appellate law specialist at DeLange, Hudspeth, McConnell & Tibbets. Mr. Baring has handled appeals in a majority of the Texas Courts of Appeal as well as the Texas Supreme Court. He has also handled many federal appeals, having represented clients in appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and in bankruptcy appeals to the federal district courts. He is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Baring received a BBA with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. He earned his law degree at the University of Houston Law School in 1980. After serving one year as a briefing attorney for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, he joined the firm in 1981. He is licensed to practice in Texas state and federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Baring is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Appellate Practice Section.

Super Lawyer

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Appeals

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 00/1980
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Barons
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
    • B.B.A. - 00/1977
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Accounting

Published Works

  • Note, Implying Damages Under the Fifth Amendment, Univ. of Houston Law Rev., 16 Hous. L. Rev. 1007, 1979
  • Opinions and Memorandum Opinions in Civil Cases

Representative Cases

  • Chase Home Finance, L.L.C. v. Cal Western Reconveyance Corp., 309 S.W.3d 619, 2010, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Choice Acquistions No. Two, Inc. v. Noesi, 2007 WL 2239206, 2007, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Dahl V. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., 2006 WL 916150, 2006, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • In Re Davis, 152 B.R. 133, 1992, S.D. Tex, 1993072695
  • LaCoure v. LaCoure, 820 S.W. 2d 228, 1991, Tex. App. - El Paso -writ denied, 1991195601
  • Lehmann v. Har-Con Corp, 39 S.W.3d 191, 2001, Tex, 2001112168
  • Lozano v. Lozano, 2000 WL 33216152, 2001, Tex., 2001194329
  • Mack v. Landry, 22 S.W.3d 524, 2000, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • MBP v. Board of Trustees of Galveston Wharves, 297 S.W.2d 483, 2009, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Merry Homes, Inc. v. Chi Hung Luu, 312 S.W.3d 938, 2010, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.]
  • Olshan v. Angleton Ind. Sch. Dist, 684 S.W. 2d 179, Tex. Civ. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 1984, writ ref'd n.r.e., 1985106365
  • RHS Interests, Inc. v. 2727 Kirby Ltd., 994 S.W.2d 895, 2000, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Riner v. Allstate Life Ins. Co., 131 F.3d 530, 1997, 5th Cir., 1997244955
  • Stewart Title Guar. Co. v. Aiello, 941 S.W. 2d 68, 1997, Tex., 1997043322
  • Wolter v. Donaldson, 79 S.W.3d, 2002, Tex. App. - Texarkana
  • Wasserberg v. Flooring Services of Texas, LLC, 376 S.W.3d 202, Tex. App. -- Houston [14th Dist.] 2012, no pet.), 2012, 14th Court of Appeals
  • K2M3, LLC v. Cocoon Data Holding Pty. Ltd. ACN 127 993 300, 2012 WL 469705, Tex. App. -- Corpus Christi, June 28, 2012, pet. denied), 2012
  • Ardmore, Inc. v. Rex Group, Inc., 377 S.W.3d 45, Tex. App. -- Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, no pet.), 2012
  • Khan v. GBAK Properties, Inc., 371 S.W.3d 347, Tex. App. -- Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, no pet.), 2012
  • Sanchez v. Southampton Civic Club, Inc., 367 S.W.3d 429, Tex. App. -- Houston [14th Dist.] 2012, no pet.), 2012
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Co. v. Sugar Land Settler's Way/Ponderosa, Ltd, 2012 WL 195527, Tex.App. -- Houston [14th Dist.], January 24, 2012, 2012
  • Seber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 350 S.W.3d 640, (Tex. App. -- Houston [14th Dist.] 2011, no pet.), 2011
  • Ardmore, Inc. v. Rex Group, Inc., 2011 WL 486588, Tex. App. -- Houston [1st Dist.], no pet., 2011

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Research & Writing, University of Houston Law Center, 00/00/1997 to 00/00/2000
  • Panel Speaker, Is Lehmann v. Har-Con the Final Word on Summary Judgment Finality?, HBA Appellate Practice Section, 00/00/2001 to 00/00/2001

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1980
  • State Bar Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section, Member, 1987
  • Houston Appellate Practice Section, Member, 1990
  • The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects, Member, 1996
  • Houston Bar Association, Member, 1980
  • "The Appellate Advocate," Newsletter of the Appellate Practice Section of the Houston Bar Association, Editorial Board, Committee Member, 1998 to 1999

Past Employment Positions

  • Fourteenth Court of Appeals of the State of Texas, Briefing Attorney, 00/1980 to 00/1981
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