Partner Edinburg, Texas

Edinburg, Texas

John "Rick" Lyde

Rick is not a native to the Rio Grande Valley, but, as he likes to say, "got here as quick as he could." Having grown up in Corpus Christi, Texas, Rick eventually made his way back to Corpus after beginning his legal career in Houston. While working in Corpus Christi, he was first given the unique opportunity in 1987 to establish one of eventually two Rio Grande Valley offices. The success from those two offices over the last 20 years culminated in the formation of Vidaurri, Lyde, Rodriguez & Haynes, L.L.P.

With regards to Rick's experience, he has assisted clients in a wide range of legal matters and he is known for his ability to successfully handle cases in one of the most challenging areas of the country. His work with clients ranges from complex medical malpractice and wrongful death cases to commercial litigation disputes. Rick has worked throughout the entire Rio Grande Valley and is dedicated to helping his clients manage risk in their respective cases. Rick is AV-Rated.

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1981
B.S., Baylor University, 1979

Professional Licenses
Supreme Court of Texas, 1982
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1982  

Areas of Practice
15% Doctors and Medical Malpractice
25% Construction and Homeowners
40% Automobile Liability
20% General Litigation

Litigation Percentage
99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Texas, 1982
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1982  

Product Liability, Vidaurri, Lyde, Gault & Quintana, L.L.P.
May 16, 2008

A Primer on the Role of Experts in Litigation, Vidaurri, Lyde, Gault & Quintana, L.L.P.
February 6, 2009

Honors and Awards
Martindale - Hubbell AV-Rated, 1999 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships
DRI, 1985 - Present
TADC, 1986 - Present
Hidalgo County Bar Association, 1987 - Present
American Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions
Vidaurri, Lyde, Gault and Quintana, Managing Partner, 2007 - 2009
Brin & Brin, P.C., Managing Partner-Edinburg Office, 1987 - 2006