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Home -- Attorney Profiles -- Ruth Malinas

Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari, Inc.

My practice is devoted almost exclusively to appellate litigation.  I have handled close to 100 appeals and original proceedings in various Texas and federal appellate courts.  In addition to appealing and defending final judgments, I provide appellate support during trial in complex cases, brief and argue complex motions in the trial court, and handle mandamus proceedings. 

Substantively, my docket includes products liability, medical malpractice, general tort and insurance coverage matters.

Telephone: 210.734.7092   ext. 1118


Practice Areas: Appellate Law, Insurance Coverage

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Appellate Law (1993, 1998, 2003, 2008)




Licensed to practice in all state trial and appellate courts of Texas, the Federal District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. 


St. Mary's University School of Law
J.D. (with distinction), 1987

Texas Women's University
MS, Nursing, 1978

Vanderbilt University
BSN, Nursing, 1974


Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, San Antonio Bar Association
Founding Member, San Antonio Bar Association Appellate Section
Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel Amicus Committee
Member, Defense Research Institute, Inc.
Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Sustaining Member, Product Liability Advisory Council ("PLAC")
Product Liability Advisory Council Board of Directors (Term 2009-2011)


Speaker:  PLAC Fall Meeting 2009, High Tech Legal Issues

Speaker:  TADC Spring Meeting, 2007, Panel regarding Insurance Defense Counsel's Ethical Duties

Speaker:  PLAC Fall Meeting 2007, The Corporate Representative:  The Current Employee with Personal Exposure and The Former Employee

Speaker:  PLAC Fall Meeting 2006, Understanding the Rights and Duties of the Carrier

Speaker:  ALFA December 2004 Product Liability Tele-Seminar, Consensual and Non-Consensual Protective Orders

Speaker:  "Preservation of Error From Soup to Nuts," University of Texas Annual Evidence and Procedure Symposium (April 2000)

Author:  "Texas Supreme Court Agrees With PLAC Position That Plaintiffs Do Not Get Two Bites At The Liability Apple,"  16 AMICUS 14-15, 20 (July 1999)

Speaker:  "Legal Background for Use of Experts Generally," University of Texas School of Law, 2nd Annual Evidence and Discovery Symposium (1997)

Program Chair and Speaker:  "Trying a Case for Appeal," American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Automobile Law Committee Program (1995)

Speaker:  "Appellate Procedure in State Court," San Antonio Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar (1992)

Author:  Casenote, Sedima, S.P.R.L. v. Inrex Co., 473 U.S. 479 (1985), 17 St. Mary's L.J. 465 (1986)

Author:  "The Recent Amendments to the Texas National Death Act," 17 St. Mary's L.J. 1003 (1986)


2007 Medmarc Attorney Honor Roll

Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly's Super Lawyers (2003-2014)

Named one of the "Best Lawyers in San Antonio" as published in Scene in SA magazine (2005-2010)

Board of Directors, PLAC (Term 2009-2011)

Sustaining Member of Product Liability Advisory Council

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