Richard H. Sommer
Richard H. Sommer has over 38 years of legal experience, focusing his practice on civil litigation matters, with emphasis on real estate and commercial disputes. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Wisconsin, and New Jersey. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Tax Court, United States Court of International Trade, Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court. Mr. Sommer is a native of Madison, Wisconsin, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1977), where he received the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance. Mr. Sommer obtained his law degree from the St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1980. He was a member of the law office of Hibler and Sommer from 1980 to 2005, and thereafter practiced as a sole practitioner, before joining King & Sommer, PLLC as a member in November of 2017. He is one of the Firm's three managers.
Area of Practice and Expertise
Mr. Sommer has a broad base of experience and expertise in the practice of law. His clients are corporate and business owners, builders/contractors, land developers, real estate brokers, landlords, and owners, buyers and sellers of real estate generally. He has litigated breach-of-contract actions, shareholder oppression actions, construction contract disputes, mechanics and materialmen’s liens and claims, public works bonding claims and lawsuits, eminent domain and inverse condemnation suits, non-competition disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, partition suits, contractor liability, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, trespass, negligence, nuisance, fraud and embezzlement actions, flood-plain, environmental and toxic tort, tax suits, foreclosure, execution sales, deficiency claims, lien priority suits, trespass-to-try title actions, boundary-line suits, utility and other easements, theft and violation of trade secrets, zoning and platting laws and regulations, probate, intestacy, will contests, guardianship, anti-trust, oil and gas and homeowners association matters. Such actions include suits for specific performance, suits seeking declaratory judgment, wrongful foreclosure actions, post-judgment collection actions, enforcement and collection of mechanics lien claims, tenant evictions and preferential and fraudulent transfer actions in state and federal bankruptcy court. Litigation experience extends to suits in state and federal courts and before private arbitration tribunals. He has tried cases at all levels of the Texas state courts and the federal trial courts. He has presented briefs to the Texas Supreme Court, and briefed, appeared, and argued before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also presented and tried cases before the American Arbitration Association.
Memberships, Community Involvement and Service
Recognition and Awards
Named as one of San Antonio’s “Best Lawyers” by SA Scene, 2009 to 2013, 2016 and 2017.
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