Katherine Ramos Reiley
Katherine Ramos Reiley is a biologist turned attorney with wide-ranging transactional expertise as in-house legal counsel to county and municipal governmental bodies in real estate, property, construction, environmental and government law. She has handled matters including real estate acquisitions, right-of-way, leases, eminent domain and inverse condemnation, subdivision development and platting, acquisition and implementation of software solutions and protection of intellectual property; many of which involved multi-million-dollar budgets and multiple client groups and vendors. As an example, Ms. Ramos Reiley provided in-house real estate support, including title review, document drafting and purchase agreement negotiation, for a 10-year $500 million countywide flood control project undertaken as a cooperative effort by multiple governmental entities in Bexar County, Texas.
In addition, Ms. Ramos Reiley has extensive experience in advising governmental bodies, elected officials and department heads, in government procurement policies and procedures, construction law, including securing professional services, general contracting and the alternative procurement methods of Construction Manager at Risk and Design Build in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Texas Local Government and Government Codes.
Throughout her time as a government attorney, Ms. Ramos Reiley advised her clients on open government practices and procedures to comply with the Texas Open Meetings and Public Information statutes as they apply to public meetings and responding to requests for information. She has drafted requests for exceptions to disclosure and interpretation of state statutes to be submitted to the Texas Attorney General.
Ms. Ramos Reiley also has experience arguing over 150 misdemeanor criminal cases through jury and non-jury trials.
St. Mary’s University School of Law
Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 2001
Editor, The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues (2000-2001)
Southwest Texas State University
Master of Science – Wildlife & Fisheries Management, 1988
Thesis: Net Natality and Fawn Production of White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the Edwards Plateau of Texas.
Bachelor of Arts – Zoology & Animal Science, 1983
BAR ADMISSIONS & ACTIVITIES
Member, State Bar of Texas, 2001 - present
Admitted, United States District Courts, Western District of Texas
Member, Texas District & County Attorneys Association, 2007-2019
Member, International Right-of-Way Association
Member, The 99s, Inc. International Association of Women Pilots