Ramon Worthington, P.L.L.C.

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Firm Size

  • 6-10

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes

Ramón Worthington, P.L.L.C. understands that clients are more than just names in a case. Our representation is built on a collaborative understanding of the client’s vision of success and our counsel on how that success can best be achieved. Taking the time to understand a client’s business and particularized needs defines our firm.

Ramón Worthington, P.L.L.C. has offices in McAllen, South Padre Island and in Austin, Texas. Our legal team is made up of Sofia Ramón, Dan Worthington, Liz Cantu, Sarah Nicolas, Steve Bosky, Natalie Tarnosky, Shellie Smith and Christiana Dijkman.

Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in dozens of trials and arbitration proceedings throughout the state. Our firm is committed to our clients’ needs by delivering the attention small firms are known for but obtaining results that make larger firms household names. We will continue our commercial and insurance litigation focus throughout South and Central Texas.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
In addition to serving clients, Ramón Worthington is also committed to helping the community. Our lawyers have proudly served on various community boards and organizations.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Our lawyers frequently speak at State and National conferences and education programs. In addition, Sofia is the current Area Vice President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC). Dan is a former President of TADC, is currently a National Director of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and is on the Lawyers’ Committee of the National Center for State Courts.

OUR LAWYERS:

On our website www.ramonworthington.com, you will find more information about each member of our legal team. Although they come from different backgrounds, they all share impressive degrees of experience and one common goal: fighting to ensure their clients are treated fairly, receive the highest level of legal representation and the best outcome possible, in keeping with their client’s best interests.

DIVERSITY:

Ramon Worthington, PLLC was formed with a specific goal to be both majority-women owned and minority-owned. Our firm is diverse in gender, ethnicity and backgrounds, all of which we believe provide a broad base of ideas and perspectives that benefit the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we practice. Our unwavering commitment to diversity is more than just a tab on our website. Ramon Worthington, PLLC is dedicated to fostering an environment that embraces differences and promotes equality and mutual respect, in order to create a culture of inclusion where everyone has the opportunity to advance and excel.

Regionally and locally, the Members and Associate Attorneys of Ramon Worthington PLLC are involved in organizations and programs with a focus on diversity and inclusion, including the Hispanic Issues Committee of the State Bar of Texas, the Hidalgo County Women’s Bar Section, attendance at various programs dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the profession (including the Texas Minority Counsel Program), and client-specific speaking engagements related to diversity in the profession. In addition, our Members are directly involved with or provide financial support to organizations focused on supporting under-represented constituents, including minorities, children, and women: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA of Hidalgo), Heart Gallery of Hidalgo County (promoting awareness, understanding and adoption of children in the foster care program), Habitat for Humanity and Rotary Clubs International. Dan Worthington currently serves as President of McAllen-South Rotary Club, Sofia Ramon is a Director of CASA and Liz Cantu is a Director on the Hidalgo County Bar and President-Elect of the Women’s Bar Section.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS:

Sofia Ramòn has been practicing law for 26 years and has represented defendants in lawsuits involving personal and catastrophic injury or death, transportation law, products liability, toxic torts, commercial and class action cases and first party/bad faith insurance litigation. She has been Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated since 2001 and currently serves as the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) Area Vice President for Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. She holds a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating and has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and as published by Texas Monthly, every year since 2006.

Dan Worthington’s career has spanned 26 years, during which he has successfully tried numerous lawsuits and arbitrations on behalf of corporate and individual clients in various types of cases. He has been a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated attorney since 2001 and was selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and as published by Texas Monthly, every year since 2005, and was named one of the “Top 50 Center and West Texas Region Attorneys” in 2007.

Liz Cantu has been practicing law since 1999 and has handled the litigation of civil suits, including cases involving personal and catastrophic injury, commercial litigation and insurance defense. She was selected as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and as published by Texas Monthly, is the Secretary for the Hidalgo County Bar Association and Hidalgo County Bar Foundation and is the President-elect of the Women’s Bar Section.

Sarah Nicolas is a litigator who has been practicing since 1999. She has represented both corporate and individual clients in various types of cases, including complex commercial litigation of varying types, products liability, construction defect, professional liability (legal malpractice), serious injury and death, breach of fiduciary duty, and many others. Sarah was selected as a Rising Star Thomson Reuters and as published by Texas Monthly, from 2007 to 2014.

Contact

McAllen, TX

900 Kerria Avenue

Person of contact: Sofia A. Ramon

Practice Areas

  • ADR/Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
    • Litigation
  • Construction
    • Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Defamation
  • Insurance
    • Agricultural
    • Auto
    • Construction
    • Employment Practices
    • Environmental and Toxic Tort
    • Extra Contractual/Bad Faith
    • Life, Health, Disability/ERISA
    • Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Product Liability
    • Professional Liability/E&O/D&O
    • Property/Premises/Homeowners
    • Regulatory
    • Subrogation
    • Transportation
    • Umbrella
  • Labor & Employment
    • Litigation
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Administrative
    • Class Action
    • Construction
    • Consumer and Product Liability Litigation
    • Insurance
    • Malpractice
    • Personal Injury (Torts, Premises Liability, Toxic Torts)
    • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate/Commercial Transactions
    • Commercial Leases
    • Eminent Domain
    • Equipment Lease Agreements/Finance

Firm Bio

WHO WE ARE:

Ramón Worthington, PLLC was founded on July 1, 2017, by Sofia Ramón, Dan Worthington, Elizabeth Cantu and Sarah Nicolas. Sofia, Dan, Liz and Sarah were all partners of the McAllen, Texas based law firm of Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP. Dan and Sofia had each been with Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP for more than twenty years. Joining the four partners in their law firm are of counsel Christiana Dijkman, and associates Steve Bosky, Natalie Tarnosky, and Shellie Smith.

The four founding partners have extensive trial experience with an emphasis on business litigation. Sofia, Dan, Liz and Sarah have successfully represented clients in dozens of trials and arbitration proceedings throughout the state. These trials have included claims arising out of breach of contract disputes, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, misrepresentations and similar commercial disputes. In addition, they have represented their clients in a variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims ranging from automobile accidents to workplace events. As a whole, the firm is committed to their clients’ needs by delivering the attention small firms are known for but obtaining results that make larger firms household names.

Beyond our service to our clients, Ramón Worthington is also committed to serving the community as well. Our lawyers have served with numerous community boards and organizations. For example, Dan is currently serving as President of the McAllen-South Rotary Club. In addition, we have served with numerous other community organizations.

Within the profession, our lawyers frequently speak at State and National conferences and education programs. In addition, Sofia is a current Area Vice President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Dan is a former president of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is currently a national director of the DRI and is on the Lawyers’ Committee of the National Center for State Courts.

WHAT WE DO:

Our trial team has extensive experience in handling commercial and business litigation cases. In the past, we’ve helped small, large, local, state and national corporations. The collaborative approach we bring to each business dispute is both cost-effective and targeted toward our clients’ long-term legal well-being. Our representation includes:

• First-Party Insurance and Bad Faith Claims
• Professional Malpractice (Legal and Medical Malpractice)
• Labor and Employment Disputes
• Complex and General Commercial Litigation
• Products Liability
• Premises Liability
• Serious Personal Injury and Death
• Various Tort Litigation
• Business Separation Disputes
• Breach of Contract and Related Claims
• Real Estate Litigation

We have represented numerous insurers in significant first-party insurance claims and have also successfully taken numerous cases of this type to trial. In dealing with insurance disputes or claims, we have the know-how in handling these types of cases.

Ramón Worthington brings decades of experience in representing clients in eminent domain proceedings as well. This representation has included the representation of governmental entities and also property owners from who the taking is sought.

Currently, our clients include numerous local businesses and along with regional, State and National companies and insurers.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS:

Sofia Ramòn has been practicing law for more than 26 years and has represented defendants in lawsuits involving personal and catastrophic injury or death, transportation law, products liability, toxic torts, commercial and class action cases and first party/bad faith insurance litigation. She has been Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated since 2001 and currently serves as the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) Area Vice President for Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. She holds a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating and has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and as published by Texas Monthly, every year since 2006.

Dan Worthington’s career has spanned over 26 years, during which he has successfully tried numerous lawsuits and arbitrations on behalf of corporate and individual clients in various types of cases. He has been a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated attorney since 2001 and was selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and as published by Texas Monthly, every year since 2005, and was named one of the “Top 50 Center and West Texas Region Attorneys” in 2007.
Elizabeth Cantu has been practicing law since 1999 and has handled the litigation of civil suits, including cases involving personal and catastrophic injury, commercial litigation and insurance defense. Elizabeth was selected as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and as published by Texas Monthly, is the Secretary for the Hidalgo County Bar Association and Hidalgo County Bar Foundation and is the President-elect of the Women’s Bar Section.

Sarah Nicolas is a litigator who has been practicing since 1999. She has represented both corporate and individual clients in various types of cases, including complex commercial litigation of varying types, products liability, construction defect, professional liability (legal malpractice), serious injury and death, breach of fiduciary duty, and many others. Sarah was selected as a Rising Star Thomson Reuters and as published by Texas Monthly, from 2007 to 2014.

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