Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
J. Stephen Ravel has more than 35 years’ experience handling business litigation matters at trial and on appeal. He handles litigation matters involving breach of contract, business torts, regulatory takings, lender liability, breach of trust matters, environmental matters, securities claims, insurance coverage/claims practices, patent/trademark/trade secret/migrating employee engagements, construction litigation, telecommunication/internet regulation, class actions, challenges to administrative rules, and other regulatory actions. Mr. Ravel’s extensive experience includes regulatory matters including cases relating to the limits of government power.
Mr. Ravel has a long history of representing financial institutions. He routinely defends a variety of borrowers’ claims and claims by trust department customers and has significant experience with bankruptcy reorganizations, and state court receiverships. Mr. Ravel also has a patent litigation and technology practice and handles the prosecution and defense of infringement lawsuits, primarily for financial institutions.
Mr. Ravel is a skilled mediation advocate. He is trial ready when he enters often-mandatory mediation. Mr. Ravel uses game theory, neuroscience, and evaluative software to best serve his clients during these negotiations.
Mr. Ravel has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, recognized in Martindale-Hubbell, and selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for business litigation, administrative/regulatory law, restructuring, and bankruptcy. He is the former board chair of the Headwaters School in downtown Austin, and in his spare time, Mr. Ravel enjoys piloting technically advanced aircraft. During law school, Mr. Ravel produced the CBS local nightly news in Austin.