Richard Melamed

Richard Melamed, PLLC

2100 West Loop South
#1100
Houston, Texas 77027

713-572-7030


Accident, Antitrust, Commercial, Construction, Environmental, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate

Richard Melamed is a native Houstonian, a graduate from Bellaire High School, the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law.

Mr. Melamed has practiced real estate and business law in Texas for almost 40 years.  He has experience representing clients in transactions as well as litigation. He represents real estate lenders, developers, builders and investors.   As a young lawyer he worked for a major title company and was trained to examine title and underwrite title risks. 

He has been involved in the real estate business in one way or another all of his career. He has been licensed as a mortgage loan officer and a licensed real estate agent.  He has litigated titles to resolve disputes and make properties insurable under title underwriting standards.  Mr. Melamed owned and operated a title closing office from 1998 to 2008.  He was a member of the Texas Real Estate Commission’s Broker-Lawyer committee from 1995- 2007.  The committee writes the promulgated contracts used by real estate licensees.   

He is a regular speaker and presenter at seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association and the Texas Land Title Association.  He is also certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission to teach core and elective courses to students seeking certification for a real estate license.


  • Board Certified in Residential, Commercial, and Farm & Ranch Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • A-V Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers magazine for over 10 consecutive years as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the Houston Region
  • Named in the Super Lawyer’s 2011 Business Addition as the only solo  practitioner in Texas under the “Top Law Firms in Construction & Real Estate”
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law;
  • Recognized by Inside Houston and H Magazines as one of the Best Real Estate Lawyers in Houston
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Real Estate Forms Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Texas  Real Estate, Probate and Trust Council (2010-2014)
  • Section Representative- State Bar Board of Directors (2013-2014)

Mr. Melamed operates as a sole practitioner representing developers, sellers and lenders on real estate and litigating title issues in court. He now spends the majority of his time mediating other people’s cases.

Educational Background:  JD -  South Texas College of Law 1978

                                           BA-   University of Texas 1975 -  Government and History

Bar Membership                 State Bar of Texas- 1975

                                           Board Certified:  Residential Real Estate Law 1983–Present

                                           Commercial Real Estate Law- 1984-1999; 2003-Present

                                           Farm & Ranch Real Estate Law- 1984-1999;2003 Present

Employment History:      Williams, Birnberg and Andersen- Associate Attorney 1978-1980

                                        Stewart Title Company – Title Officer   1980-1983

                                        Commerce Title Company – Commercial Closer 1983-1985

                                        Jacobus and Melamed, PC – Private Practice  1985-1998

                                        Money Mortgage Corporation- In House Real Estate Counsel                                                          1998-2001

                                        Richard Melamed, PLLC-  Private Practice – 2002-Present


State Bar Activities:    Section Representative to State Bar Board of Directors 2013-2014

                                    Member- Real Estate Forms Committee- 2009- Present

                                    Member-  Real Estate Probate and Trust Council – 2010-2014

Professional Ratings:   AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

                                     Listed- Martindale Hubbell List of Preeminent Lawyers

                                     Listed- Best Lawyers in America

                                     Listed -  2015 Best Law Firms in America- U.S. News & World Report

Teaching Activities:    University of Houston – Adjunct Professor- Real Estate

                                   Mandatory Continuing Education Courses for Realtors

Community Service    Houston Bayou Preservation Council; Boy Scouts of America; Annual      
                                   walk for Diabetes;

2100 West Loop South, #1100
Houston, TX 77027

P: 713-572-7030
F: 713-955-9037
E: [email protected]