About the Mumey Law Firm

 

Principal

Rick Mumey spent over 20 years as a Houston firefighter before beginning his legal career representing working men and women in Texas, including Houston firefighters. A 2001 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, Rick has aggressively represented thousands of firefighters in their employment disputes with various Texas cities.

Pension Valuation

If you have a pension, it is likely your biggest financial asset. That’s a good thing. You earned it. Unfortunately, since the advent of DROP, the pension has also become the most contested marital asset in divorce. Rick Mumey is one of the leading attorneys on this subject. Even if you have another lawyer handling your divorce, you should consider having them contact Rick to assist as your pension expert.

Disability Pension for Firefighters

Rick has experience assisting firefighters who find themselves seeking a disability pension due to occupational illness or injury. For those firefighters who have elected to participate in DROP, the process is difficult. Rick has guided many firefighters through this tricky process and has been successful gaining approval of this important benefit for those who must prematurely leave their career due to work-related injury or illness, including cancer and heart or lung disease. 

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2001
  • University of Houston, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1998

Professional Licenses

  • United States Supreme Court (2011)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2012)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas (2004)
  • State Bar of Texas (2002)

Bar Activities

  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (2011-present)
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2008-2014)
  • Houston Bar Association (2003-present) 
    • Member, Labor and Employment Section (2009-present)
    • Member, Family Bar Section (2009-present)
  • State Bar of Texas (2002-present) 
    • Member, Labor and Employment Section (2003-present)
    • Member, Family Law Section (2005-present)
    • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas (2008-present)
    • Member, Computer and Technology (2014-present)
  • American Bar Association (2003-2014)

Reported Cases

  • City of Houston v. Bates, 406 S.w.3d 539 (Tex. 2013)
  • Bazile v. City of Houston, 858 F. Supp.2d 718 (S.D. Tex. 2012)
  • City of Houston v. Williams, 353 S.W.3d 128 (Tex. 2011)
  • City of Houston v. Bates, 2011 WL 3585612 (Tex.App.--Houston [14th Dist.] 2011, pet. granted)
  • City of Houston v. Williams, 290 S.W.3d 260 (Tex.App.– Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, aff'd in part, rev'd in part 353 S.W.3d 128 (Tex. 2011))
  • City of Houston v. Hildebrandt, 265 S.W.3d 22 (Tex.App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 2008, pet. denied)
  • City of Houston v. Clark, 252 S.W.3d 561 (Tex.App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, no pet.)
  • City of Houston v. Williams, 216 S.W.3d 827 (Tex. 2007)
  • City of Houston v. Williams, 183 S.W.3d 409 (Tex.App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2005, rev’d 216 S.W.3d 827 (Tex. 2007))
  • City of Houston v. Clark, 197 S.W.3d 314 (Tex. 2006)
  • City of Houston v. Clark, 142 S.W.3d 350 (Tex.App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2004, rev’d 197 S.W.3d 314 (Tex. 2006))
  • Gainous v. Gainous, 219 S.W.3d 97 (Tex.App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 2006, pet. denied)
  • Chavez v. City of Katy, 2005 WL 1657037 (S.D. Tex. 2005)
  • Houston Prof. Firefighters Assoc. v. City of Houston, 177 S.W.3d 95 (Tex.App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 2005, no pet.)
  • City of Houston v. Williams, 99 S.W.3d 709 (Tex.App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2003, no pet.)

Papers, Publications, and Speaking

  • National Academy of Arbitrators 2015 Conference, Panelist – Police and Fire Arbitration
  • National Academy of Arbitrators 2012 Conference, Panelist - Chapter 143 Update
  • National Academy of Arbitrators 2003 Conference, Panelist - Police and Fire Arbitration

Community Activities

  • St. Francis Episcopal Church - Member
  • Houston Fire Fighters Burned & Crippled Children’s Fund - Board Member

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment, including arbitration, negotiation, and collective bargaining
  • Employment Benefits – attorney and counsellor on pensions, deferred compensation, and other benefits
  • Pension Valuation in Divorce
  • QDROs
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Disability pensions for firefighters
  • Business Formation
  • Family Law
  • Lobbying

 

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(713) 622-7676