Ross J. Radcliffe

Ross J. Radcliffe, Member 

Mr. Radcliffe co-founded the firm in 1991, which was renamed in 2014.  Mr. Radcliffe concentrates his practice in the representation of water districts.  Drawing upon his earlier experience in civil litigation, he is consulted when any of the firm's clients may be involved in litigation, including mediation and arbitration activities.  In his practice, he has represented the firm's governmental clients in administrative contested case matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, developer reimbursement disputes, condemnation proceedings, election contests, bond validation suits, and tax collection suits, as well as various contract and construction disputes.

Mr. Radcliffe stays busy with church and family activities and spending time with his four grandchildren.

Board Member Training: Roles, Responsibilities and Risks of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations – Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies Conference, April 1999
Water District Ethics Policies – Association of Water Board Directors – Texas, January 2000
Water District Rate Orders– Association of Water Board Directors – Texas, June 2002

Mutual Housing Associations Promote Pride, Stability – Public Law Report Summer 1997
Case Study: Quay Point Cooperative Housing Association, Homeownership dreams in multifamily housing – Public Law Report, Spring 1998
Ethics: Taking the High Road – Public Law Report, October 2009

Media Interviews:
Bellaire road closing will go to mediation/City of Houston has close eye on issue, Houston Chronicle, August 29, 1995
Home Buyers should learn history of MUD before buying a home, Impact News, Tomball-Magnolia Edition, March 7, 2011

Case Law:
Callahan v. Schoppe, et al;  864 F.2d 44  (5th Cir. 1989) [Subject: Federal duty of reasonable investigation]
Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 48 v. Mitchell;  915 S.W.2d 859  (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 1995 [Subject: Developer reimbursement agreement, primary jurisdiction]

Association of Water Board Directors – Texas
National Association of Bond Lawyers
State Bar of Texas
Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts

Volunteer Organizations:
Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce 
     - Board of Directors (2013 - present)
     - Education Committee (2015)
     - Crime Task Force Committee (2015)
     - Grow Northwest Economic
          Development Advisory Council (2017-present)

Mr. Radcliffe graduated from Eastern Michigan University (B.S. 1977), with post–graduate coursework at Sam Houston State University, and from South Texas College of Law (J.D. 1988).