Ruth

A. Brenton

Senior Attorney
700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

Ruth’s practice is centered on commercial litigation, environmental and appellate matters. Ruth’s commercial litigation representation includes motion practice, trial briefing, development of legal theories and trial preparation. Subject matter areas include contract and other commercial disputes, fiduciary litigation, banking litigation, real estate litigation, complex litigation involving oil and gas royalty and development claims and environmental damage claims. Ruth also represents clients in similar subject matters on appeal in state and federal courts of appeal.

Ruth’s environmental practice includes representation of potentially responsible parties and landowners in environmental lawsuits, including bankruptcy matters, toxic tort, and property damage claims. Her practice includes suits and agency claims brought under various environmental statutes, such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Oil Pollution Act (OPA) and the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA).

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt in 2005, Ruth practiced law at two separate private, Texas-based law firms, where she focused on appellate and litigation matters in all state and federal courts. In 2009, Ruth started a solo practice, where she served as her clients’ outside general counsel, provided representation in litigation and regulatory matters and served as local counsel. She then served as Of Counsel for a Texas litigation boutique, focusing on her appellate and litigation practice. Ruth rejoined Munsch Hardt in late 2015.

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Overview

Ruth’s practice is centered on commercial litigation, environmental and appellate matters. Ruth’s commercial litigation representation includes motion practice, trial briefing, development of legal theories and trial preparation. Subject matter areas include contract and other commercial disputes, fiduciary litigation, banking litigation, real estate litigation, complex litigation involving oil and gas royalty and development claims and environmental damage claims. Ruth also represents clients in similar subject matters on appeal in state and federal courts of appeal.

Ruth’s environmental practice includes representation of potentially responsible parties and landowners in environmental lawsuits, including bankruptcy matters, toxic tort, and property damage claims. Her practice includes suits and agency claims brought under various environmental statutes, such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Oil Pollution Act (OPA) and the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA).

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt in 2005, Ruth practiced law at two separate private, Texas-based law firms, where she focused on appellate and litigation matters in all state and federal courts. In 2009, Ruth started a solo practice, where she served as her clients’ outside general counsel, provided representation in litigation and regulatory matters and served as local counsel. She then served as Of Counsel for a Texas litigation boutique, focusing on her appellate and litigation practice. Ruth rejoined Munsch Hardt in late 2015.

Experience

  • Financial Litigation

    Successfully defended the Firm’s bank client and obtained summary judgment on all Plaintiff’s claims brought by a limited partner individually and on behalf of two limited

  • Environmental Litigation

    Successfully reduced Plaintiff’s nine causes of action to two through summary judgment, produced trial briefing, motion practice and prepared appellate record in a large

  • Oil & Gas Arbitration

    Represented a working interest owner in a dispute over the ownership of deep rights, breach of purchase agreement and other claims relating to a field in California's San

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