Ramez F. Shamieh
Ramez F. Shamieh received his law degree from Tulane University Law School in 2007 and is admitted to practice law in Texas and Louisiana. Ramez was named to the Super Lawyers' 2014 Rising Star list, which includes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys under 40 in Texas. He joined McCathern in 2010 as a senior associate and currently works in the firm’s Dallas office. Ramez represents business entities and individuals, such as business owners, financial companies, physicians, construction companies, investment companies, injured employees and individuals, school teachers, and bar owners, to name a few. As a litigator, Ramez has first-chaired several civil trials and obtained successful verdicts for his clients. In addition to his litigation experience, he also caters to corporate clients that require transactional work by structuring and forming business entities, both nationally and internationally. His legal focus extends across various civil law areas including the following:
- Contractual Disputes
- Personal Injury Defense Litigation
- Stockholder Disputes
- Director / Officer Liability
- Construction Defects
- Labor & Employment Defense
- Business Formation
- Contract Negotiations
- Protesting Property Taxes
Representative case results include:
- Senior Healthcare Consultants v. Tammy Hoschar, Cause No. DC-10-08604; In the 116th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas. In 2007, Senior Healthcare hired Hoschar as a health insurance sales representative. Hoschar left the company in June 2010 and began working for a competitor. Senior Healthcare Consultants sued Hoschar, alleging breach of contract and defamation. Ramez Shamieh represented Defendant Hoschar and filed a counterclaim for breach of contract alleging that she had not been paid commissions between January and June of 2010. Ramez Shamieh argued that Senior Healthcare’s failure to pay Hoschar’s commissions constituted a breach of her employment agreement and excused her from performance under the contract. Senior Health Care sought damages in excess of $100,000.00 and attorney’s fees. In her counterclaim, Hoschar sought damages plus attorney’s fees. Judge Parker dismissed Senior Healthcare’s defamation claim on the grounds that it did not have standing under Texas law. Further, Judge Parker held that Senior Healthcare violated the employment agreement and awarded Hoschar her commissions and attorney’s fees.
- Cowboys Stadium, L.P. v. Centex Service Company, L.L.C., Cause No. 352-241821-09; In the 352 Judicial District Court, Tarrant County, Texas. Cowboys sought damages for Centex’s breach of its’ suite lease agreement with Cowboys Stadium, L.P.; Settlement: Confidential.
- Dr. Jeremy Robbins v. Fritz Industries, Inc., Cause No. DC-11-13718; In the 192 Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas. Dr. Jeremy Robbins inherited Fritz stocks from his grandparents and sought the fair market value of the stocks from Fritz; Ramez defeated two summary judgement motion on behalf of Dr. Jeremy Robbins. Settlement: Confidential.
- Kristin Brown v. The Highlands School, Inc., Cause No. AAA No. 71 160 00186 12; American Arbitration Association. Attorney for Plaintiff Kristin Brown; Kristin Brown filed suit against her former employer for violations of the Texas Labor Code and defamation; Settlement: Confidential.
- Robert Hixson, Jr. v. Sears Roebuck and Company, et al., Cause No. DC-12-11884; In the 95th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas. Homeowner suffered damages as a result of service companies’ failure to properly install appliances. Attorney for Plaintiff Robert Hixson, Jr.; Settlement: Confidential
Client testimonials for Ramez F. Shamieh:
“Thank you so much for everything that you and your law firm have accomplished for my company. I have previously dealt with attorneys who never returned phone calls, ignored issues, and provided little support or results. You not only returned my phone calls when promised but would always keep me informed with progress reports. Ramez is not your typical lawyer; he is a down to earth professional who cares about his clients and gets the job done.”
-Ricardo Mendiola, Owner of MSI Credit Solutions, L.L.C.
“Ramez, I just wanted to thank you and your firm for taking on my case. Initially, we all thought that the case had a chance, but it was a long shot. As you said, litigation turned out to be a long process, but it was well worth it. I know that you put in late hours to defend the summary judgment on our way to settling the case. Your opinion of the case and the way that it would unfold was nearly flawless. You knew how the opposing party would approach the depositions, mediations, and the summary judgment hearings. It was obvious you were one step ahead throughout the process. Needless to say, if I or anyone I know needs legal representation in the Dallas area, you are my guy. Thanks again.”
-Dr. Jeremy R. Robbins D.D.S., P.A.
“Ramez Shamieh is an outstanding attorney and provides excellent legal advice to his clients. Ramez listened carefully, responded timely, and effectively resolved my legal issues. On a personal note, Ramez is someone that I have the honor to call my friend.”
-Carlos Navarro, Blue Star Graphics / Dallas Cowboys Football Club
Hailing from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Ramez relocated to Dallas in 1999. He attended Southern Methodist University (SMU), earning his B.B.A. and graduated cum laude from the SMU Cox School of Business. While an undergraduate, he played on the SMU Division I Men’s Soccer Team. The team advanced to the Final Four in 2000 and set a national record for wins in 2001. He worked as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C. under U.S. Congressman Chris John in 2000. In 2005, he worked as a law clerk at Stockwell | Sievert, L.L.P., in Lake Charles, LA. In 2007, he worked as a law clerk in the Orleans District Attorney’s Office. From 2008 through 2009, he served as legal advisor for the Vratsinas Construction Company (VCC) in Dallas, Texas. After leaving his position with VCC, Ramez worked as an attorney for Reyes Bartolomei Browne, where he successfully litigated various personal injury lawsuits. He also owned and managed R2S Sports Agency, L.L.C., which provided legal services to professional athletes.
Ramez recognizes that achieving success as an attorney requires hard work, core values, and a passion for the profession. And that it also involves attention to detail and constant communication with clients. Ramez' goal as an attorney is to start the day with a smile and end the day knowing that he did his best to make a difference in somebody's life. Like McCathern's slogan, "Improving People's Lives" is also his vision of success. You can find more information on Ramez' blog, LinkedIn page, and AVVO profile.
Admissions and Memberships:
- State Bar of Texas, admitted December 2008
- State Bar of Louisiana, admitted May 2014
- Admissions to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
- Admission to the United States Western District Court of Louisiana
- Member of the Dallas Bar Association
- Member of Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Member of the Louisiana Bar Association
- Member of the American Bar Association
March 2014 SMU Hispanic Law School Association Conference Guest Speaker
July 2012 National Association of Catering Executives Annual Meeting Guest Speaker: "Pitfalls to Avoid in Contract Preparation"
December 2010 issue of Headnotes: "Get Ready for the Super Bowl"
"Defending Business and the Texas Deceptive Trace Practices Act (DTPA)" newyorklawyerssuccess.com. 4 November 2013.
"Dallas Attorney Ramez Shamieh Successfully Defends Employee In Defamation - Breach of Contract Case." WND.com. 30 October 2013.
"Hobbs: Ex-Lake Charles Resident Shanieh's Front-Row View to Golf History." americanpress.com. 14 April 2012.
"Former Cheerleading Coach at The Highlands Alleges She Was Fired After Harassment Complaints." dallasnews.com. 26 January 2011.