Coldspring, TX — Richard N. Countiss is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Retired Attorney in the field of Law in acknowledgment for his remarkable contributions at Countiss Law Firm.
Currently retired since 2010, Mr. Countiss led an outstanding career for more than 50 years as a highly experienced, board-certified attorney. Before retirement, he offered a vast repertoire of expertise in appellate law and criminal defense. He has garnered a well-deserving reputation for his exceptional longevity with the Countiss Law Firm. For 48 years, Mr. Countiss practiced law in private practice providing reliable legal representation.
In light of his academic achievements, Mr. Countiss obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from McMurry College in 1958 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Southern Methodist School of Law in 1961. Later, he went on to complete an advanced study program at Texas Judicial College in 1974.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Countiss has gained valuable professional experience before establishing Countiss Law Firm. Mr. Countiss was admitted before all Texas State courts, including the U.S. Supreme court, D.C. Courts, U.S. District Courts for Northern, Southern, and Western District of Texas and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh. Mr. Countiss served lead counsel in over 300 appeals in Texas and U.S. Appellate Courts, and later on, became a certified senior judge by the Texas Supreme Court. He had also been an instructor of trial and appellate procedure at the University of Houston and South Texas Law School. Alongside his legal roles, Mr. Countiss served several academic appointments as an adjunct professor at the Southern Methodist University Law School, University of Houston Law School, and the South Texas College of Law. He received numerous awards and honors from the Bench and the Bar for professional excellence.
While practicing law, Mr. Countiss remained at the forefront of his field by maintaining active memberships with professional organizations including the Texas State Bar Association, Cycen Fjdor, and the Cold Spring Methodist Church. He is the state treasurer of the Texas intercollegiate Student Association, a charter member of Legal Fraternity and Chair of the San Jacinto County Democratic Party. He was also Chair of the Judicial Section and Dean of the Judicial Continuing Legal Education College at the New Judges College of the Supreme Court.
Notable for sharing his expertise, Mr. Countiss has authored approximately 150 published Court of Appeals opinions and 850 unpublished opinions.
Mr. Countiss dedicates this honorable recognition with special thanks to his lovely wife Karen Countiss of 61 years.