CharlesLobb Jr.

Charles Lobb Jr

Charles Lobb received his political science degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1982 and his Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas School of Law in 1985. Chuck is the senior attorney in the Construction and Commercial litigation section of Murray | Lobb. Chuck has received an “AV” Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has written and spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars in the area of construction and debt collection.

Chuck has tried cases for over 30 years primarily focusing on commercial and construction cases. Although versed in evidence and procedure, Chuck endeavors to resolve disputes without resorting to litigation. He has represented clients as large as David Weekley Homes and Pulte Homes to small custom home builders, and from large national banks to small community banks. Chuck believes in putting the boots on the ground and visiting construction sites and talking to the participants instead of remaining in the office and obtaining his information. His practice of working with the client and understanding their goals combined with his extensive legal knowledge significantly aids in dispute resolution.
Charles Lobb Jr - HoustonChuck is a member of the Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section and Construction Section. He is authorized to practice in U. S. District Courts for the Southern District, Western District, Eastern District, and the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Chuck has handled cases in counties throughout Texas.

Kyle L.Dickson

Kyle L. Dickson

Kyle Dickson received a B.B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1984, an M.B.A. from the University of Houston in 1987, and his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1990, where he served as a member of Phi Delta Phi Honorary Fraternity and the Assistant Editor of Corporate Council Review.

Over the past 20 years, Kyle has managed and participated in an eclectic array of legal matters. Kyle has had the unique experience of going from private practice of law into business and serving in a variety of executive functions before returning to private practice of law years later. This combination of experience gives him an uncommon yet meaningful perspective on many matters. During his career, he has practiced before numerous state and federal courts, bankruptcy courts, and administrative agencies. Kyle routinely represents banks and other financial institutions, as well as a variety of other businesses like contractors and developers. His practice is concentrated in commercial and civil litigation, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and debt collection, and employment litigation.
Kyle serves on many boards in his community, including the Board of Trustees for College of the Mainland, member of the Board of Mainland Communities Crime Stoppers, Inc. and member of the Board of Associated Credit Union of Texas.
Kyle Dickson - Houston

Ronald A.Murray

Ronald Murray

Ronald A. Murray was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Ron received his political science degree from the University of Texas in 1967 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1970.

Ron has practiced law in the Houston area for more than 45 years. He is a founding partner in Murray | Lobb. Ron served as an Associate Municipal Judge in the City of Friendswood, Texas for several years. Ron has served on the board of directors of several community banks in the Clear Lake Area. Ron is a member of the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Association of Bank Council.

Ron has focused his practice on the representation of community banks by providing legal representation in loan documentation for real estate and non-real estate loans, foreclosure of liens, workouts, and the collection of defaulted promissory notes.
Ronald Murray - HoustonRon has also represented numerous clients, both individual and business, on real estate matters including the preparation of deeds, deeds of trust, security instruments, easements, purchase agreements, leases, assignments, affidavits, construction loan documents, guarantees and promissory notes.

Ron has also spent many years assisting his clients in the preparation and probate of their wills and in the preparation of powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and related testamentary documents.


Staci Griffin

Staci Griffin is a Texas native and grew up in Houston, Texas. She earned her political science degree from Texas A&M University in May 2006, magna cum laude, and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Houston Law Center in May 2009, cum laude. She was a member and articles editor for the Houston Law Review, as well as a LEX award recipient. Prior to joining Murray | Lobb, Mrs. Griffin practiced at a large law firm in downtown Houston and another law firm in the Clear Lake area.

StaciMrs. Griffin’s practice includes representing businesses and individuals in various aspects of business/corporate law and estate planning. She counsels clients in all corporate and entity formations (including non-profit 501(c)(3) corporations, partnerships, corporations, s-corporations and limited liability companies), business purchase and sale documentation, contract drafting and negotiations, owner buy-sell agreements, lease agreements and various other corporate documents and real estate contracts. In addition, she forms and represents trusts (both revocable and irrevocable), family limited partnerships, counsels clients in business succession planning and implementation, as well as counsels clients in general asset protection strategies. Her clients are active in all facets of the business industry including banking, health care, oil and gas, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, residential real estate, commercial real estate, engineering, collections, and business acquisition and financial planning.
Staci Griffin - HoustonMrs. Griffin also assists banks in preparing conventional loan packages and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan packages. She also has extensive experience drafting wills and various other estate planning documents such as life estates, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, HIPAA releases and physicians’ directives (aka “Living Will”). She enjoys practicing in the new and ever-evolving arena of animal law, as well as representing non-profits.

Mrs. Griffin is active in the local community, including being a foster parent, volunteer and Board Member of Second Chance Pets. She attends church at Southeast Church of Christ and resides in Pearland with her husband.

David R.Baker

David R. Baker

David R. Baker earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in 1975 and his Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford Law School in 1980. David has 30 years of experience representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of matters. His focus has been upon corporate and real estate transactional matters, with perhaps the best description of his practice being business planning.

DavidIn the corporate area, this has included the organization, maintenance and dissolution of virtually every legal entity authorized by the laws of the State of Texas, including for profit and non-profit corporations, limited liability companies, professional corporations, professional associations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships. This representation has included negotiating and drafting all of the customary (and even not so customary) documents associated with these legal entities, including employment and consulting agreements, buy-sell agreements, and voting agreements and trusts. He has been extensively involved in a significant number of business acquisitions, both asset acquisitions and stock (or other equity) acquisitions, both taxable and tax-deferred.

In the real estate area, his experience has included the acquisition and sale of all manners of real properties, both undeveloped and developed. He has, from time to time, been heavily involved in the representation of lenders and their secured real estate lending.
David R. Baker - HoustonAnother area in which David has been extensively involved is the negotiation and drafting of commercial leases, including retail, office and industrial. This involvement has been from both the tenant and the landlord perspective.

In recent years, David has found himself increasingly serving in a capacity much like a so-called “in-house” counsel. His lengthy relationship with many of his clients has led them to consult with him on any legal issue with which they are faced. Many, of course, are within his areas of expertise and he gets involved personally to handle them. Frequently, he has found himself assisting clients in resolving various kinds of legal disputes in the pre-litigation stage. Many matters inevitably involve areas beyond his experience in which case he assists the client in identifying attorneys with the necessary expertise and typically, interfacing with these other attorneys to assure that the matter is efficiently and effectively handled. Examples of these latter sorts of matters include pursuing or defending against litigation as well as non-litigation matters involving specialized areas such as intellectual property, federal and state labor laws, and various areas of international law.

Patrick C.Bates

Patrick C. Bates

Patrick C. Bates earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2006 and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2010. In addition to his academic coursework, during law school Patrick was active on the Mock Trial Team and clerked at a successful plaintiffs’ firm in downtown Houston.

Patrick represents companies and individuals in commercial and employment disputes across the State of Texas. Patrick has handled contract, fraud, defamation, commercial collections, trade secret misappropriation, and non-subscriber/personal injury claims. Patrick also litigates concerning restrictive covenants (e.g. non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements), wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, and harassment claims under state and federal civil rights laws, and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Patrick has experience defending against and obtaining injunctive relief.
Patrick C. Bates - HoustonPatrick is an active member of the Houston Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. Patrick was named a Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2017.

Patrick lives in Houston with his wife, toddler, and two dogs (Jack and Hurley Bates). Patrick is an unimpressive runner and weightlifter, but he enjoys both nonetheless. He also relishes grilling and spending time with friends and family.

Philip J.Nolen

Philip J. Nolen

Philip J. Nolen is a Texas native from Cedar Park, Texas. Philip earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Psychology from Texas State University in 2014. Philip continued his education and earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law in 2018. During law school Philip participated in the family law and government process clinics. In addition to participation in clinics, Philip interned with the Galveston County 306th District Court, the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Philip is part of the firm’s commercial litigation department and handles a variety of commercial disputes for businesses and banks. This includes issues ranging from everyday business disputes and contracts to complex litigation cases.
Philip J. Nolen - HoustonPhilip lives in the Clear Lake area with his wife, and enjoys watching football, playing soccer, running, and spending time with his family.
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