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Richard A. Bonner

richard.bonner@kempsmith.com915.533.4424/915.546.5360
Email: richard.bonner@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915.533.4424 / Fax: 915.546.5360
Overview

Richard A. Bonner is a partner in Kemp Smith's Litigation Department. Mr. Bonner has tried numerous jury trials and has over 35 years experience as a trial lawyer.


Mr. Bonner's principal areas of practice include commercial litigation, insurance defense, representation of railroads and interstate carriers, products liability, labor/employment litigation, non-subscriber representation and toxic tort litigation.


PRACTICE AREAS

Credentials

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.J., High Honors, 1975

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 1979
  • New Mexico, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Community

Professional & Civic Involvement

After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979, Mr. Bonner served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lucius D. Bunton, Senior District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas until 1981. Mr. Bonner is an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Past-President of the El Paso Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, past Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, and past President of TEX-ABOTA, a member and former director of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and former Chairman of the Admissions Committee for the Federal Bar for the Western District of Texas. Mr. Bonner is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, and the American Bar Association, the El Paso Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Bonner was recognized as a "Texas Super Lawyer" by the publisher Thomson Reuters for the years 2005-2015, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2009-2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Insurance Law. He previously served on the boards of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and The American Red Cross – El Paso Chapter.