Ricardo Pumarejo, Jr.
Ricardo Pumarejo Jr. was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. He earned a B.A. in English and government from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2006, Ricardo received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.
After law school, Ricardo spent three years serving as a briefing attorney for former Senior Justice Linda R. Yañez of the Texas Thirteenth Court of Appeals. While with the Thirteenth Court, Ricardo researched and drafted numerous appellate opinions for both civil and criminal appellate matters. Ricardo later joined a boutique, personal injury law firm, where he focused on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In January 2011, Ricardo joined Kittleman Thomas, where his practice focuses on civil appeals and litigation support. Ricardo has successfully brief and argued appeals and mandamuses before various Texas appellate courts.
In addition to his work with Kittleman Thomas, Ricardo has authored articles for continuing legal education courses and has written for the State Bar Appellate Section’s newsletter, The Appellate Advocate. He has also volunteered his time to serve as pro bono appellate counsel. In one case, Ricardo persuaded the Thirteenth Court of Appeals and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that an indigent woman was wrongly convicted of a crime and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison. As a result of the Ricardo’s appellate work, the defendant’s conviction was reversed and she received an order of acquittal.
In recognition of his appellate work, Ricardo has been named to Thompson Reuters’ Rising Stars list for 2014 and 2015.
Ricardo works for Kittleman Thomas from Austin, where he resides with his wife, Kate, and their son, Jonas. He is a member of the Austin Bar Association and the Austin Young Lawyers Association.