Personal Injury Attorney, Aviation Attorney, Commercial Pilot, FAA Flight Instructor
Rick McGuire’s broad range of experience gives him unique insight into the needs of each individual client. He has an undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University and a law degree from South Texas College of Law. Rick continues to stay up to date and expand his knowledge with both law and aviation related courses. In addition to being a practicing attorney, he is also co-owner and counsel to a media company and a printing company; as well as, holding oil and gas leases. He also has experience in the automotive and construction industries. And if you ask Rick about an accomplishment of which he is particularly proud, he would tell you that he served our country as an Army Air Defense Artillery Officer. This diverse background gives Rick the insight, ability and knowledge to help his clients with all aspects of their claims.
Furthermore, Rick is an accomplished pilot and flight instructor with over 40 years and 16,000 hours in the cockpit. This passion for aviation led Rick to open Aircraft Simulator Training, a state of the art flight training school. The flight school is staffed by aviation professionals (air carrier operations & general aviation) who have decades of experience and are dedicated to training a new generation of pilots. These aviation professionals also assist on aviation accident cases, by reconstructing accidents via flight simulator.
Rick has handled thousands of personal injury cases ranging from car accidents to major aviation accidents. Given his expertise in these matters, he is a sought after television and radio commentator, speaking about aircraft accidents, injury cases, and other aspects of the law.
Always ready to help, Rick provides 24/7 telephone response for injured individuals. With two offices in the Houston area, he and his staff are readily available to discuss your case. Rick feels passionately about helping the injured and those who have been treated unjustly.
Rick’s Qualifications and experience
- Army Officer
- Commercial Truck Driver
- Owner and Manager of a Commercial Truck Tire Center, Recapping Facility and Truck Maintenance Company
- Owner and Manager of a large tire and service center
- Mechanic on all types of vehicles up to an including large earth moving equipment, truck, cars and aircraft
- Auto Parts sales and Farm Equipment Sales and maintenance
- Rancher, Horse Breeder and competitive roper
- Certified Flight Instructor for single engine, multi engine and instrument
- Aircraft Dispatcher for airline operations
- Aviation Accident Investigator
- Educator in Aviation Operations and Television commentator on aviation accidents.
- Corporate and Commercial Pilot
- Airline Trained Pilot and Licensed Airline Dispatcher
- Trial Attorney
Nomi Husain is Board Certified in Personal Injury Litigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is President of the South Asian Chamber of Commerce; as well as, Vice-chair of the Ethics Commission for the City of Houston. Additionally, he also served as member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, and is a former Vice President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, a former Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, a former commissioner for Building and Standards Commission for the City of Houston, and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
In addition to being licensed to practice in Texas, New York and the District of Columbia, he is also licensed to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of Texas, U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of Texas, U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, U.S. Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Texas Supreme Court, New York Court of Appeals and the District of Columbia. Nomi is a certified Mediator and has successfully represented his clients in both state and federal courts.
He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with B.A. in Political Science (1995) and South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1999). He was Editor for Articles and Notes for the International Trade Law Journal and clerked for the Honorable Scott Link.
Nomi speaks several languages including English (Native); Urdu/Hindi (Native).
Lucas Wilson joined the firm in 2019 after finishing law school. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and his Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, receiving honors from both schools. Lucas has a variety of real world experience to draw from when working and relating with clients. He has worked in a number of trades: carpentry (construction and finishing), painting, and general building maintenance. Lucas also has worked as an emergency response manager in the state of Florida for British Petroleum during the MC-252 oil spill. Lucas will tell you that he is most proud of his time serving in the United States Navy, where he received an honorable discharge and several personal achievement medals for his commendable service. When Lucas isn’t trying to provide the best results for your legal matters, he is serving on his local school board and volunteering with his community’s Autism meet-up group.
Personal Injury Attorney
Haleigh Shanks joined the law firm in 2009, after completing her associate’s degree in paralegal studies. As senior litigation legal assistant, she played a major role in the firm’s trial preparations, even in the most complex cases. While working at the law firm, she attended college and completed her Bachelor’s degree. Late in 2013, Haleigh left the law firm to attend law school. In May 2016, she completed law school and was awarded her Juris Doctor from South Texas School of Law. The law firm is happy to have Haleigh back in their ranks working to obtain the best possible results for our clients.
Amanda is cross trained as a case manager and a legal assistant whose primary job is to work daily with clients for their medical and legal needs. Since we do not have phone receptionist she also takes all new calls directly and is one of a team of legal assistants who back up the other legal assistants on call overflow so that our clients always have someone to discuss their case with during business hours.
Licensed Process Server, Lead Firm Investigator
Don Caspary is the firm’s lead investigator (Texas) and process server. He is a former bounty hunter (we call him “Dog’). Don’s experience as a bounty hunter and private investigator has helped him track down many defendants and witnesses, some that did not want to be found. Don's unique skillset makes him the perfect person to meet with many of our clients and handle the initial investigation of their accident. His tireless effort and willingness to work at all hours has saved many cases that would have otherwise resulted in little or no return for the injured party. When Don is on a case, the client is contacted to set up a meeting at a convenient time and location.
First Party Insurance Claims Manager and Medical Records Specialist
Cora is cross trained as a case manager and a legal assistant whose primary job is to work daily with clients for their medical and legal needs. Since we do not have phone receptionist she also takes all new calls directly and is one of a team of legal assistants who back up the other legal assistants on call overflow so that our clients always have someone to discuss their case with during business hours.
Office Manager, Senior Legal Assistant
Trish Ladner is our Office Manager. As such, she works with the staff to coordinate all medical records and billing records for our injured clients. Furthermore, Trish also coordinates litigation filings. Additionally, she is the backup manager for our litigation department. Trish is a seven year employee of the law firm.
Case Manager for Personal Injury Cases, Medical Records Specialist and Case Team Member for Serious Accident Cases Evaluation
Jana is cross trained as a case manager and a legal assistant whose primary job is to work daily with clients for their medical and legal needs. Since we do not have phone receptionist she also takes all new calls directly and is one of a team of legal assistants who back up the other legal assistants on call overflow so that our clients always have someone to discuss their case with during business hours.
Tonia is a Paralegal in our Litigation department. She has 13 years’ of experience in the personal injury field. She aids in assisting with all aspects of your case from start to finish. She also assists the attorneys in all litigation procedures.
Karen has an extensive medical background in billing and coding. She has an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Health Information Management from Lee College. She was Director of Medical Records at a local area hospital for 5 years. Her advanced knowledge of medical records and billing gives her an advantage when dealing with the insurance company and in reviewing our client’s medical files.