Razvan Ungureanu

Associate

Mr. Ungureanu devotes his practice to civil litigation and appeals. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, where he teaches Complex Litigation, and writes the firm's Fifth Circuit Blog.

He received his B.A. from Rice University in 2006 and his J.D. summa cum laude, from the University of Utah College of Law in May 2010, where he was Associate Editor of the Utah Law Review. After law school, he was honored to be selected for two consecutive federal clerkships.

Mr. Ungureanu serves on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Summer Science Program, an astrophysics summer program in which gifted students from around the world track near-earth asteroids and compute their orbits.  

He has published an article on Russian literature and colonialism, and has played in the World Chess Open.

Mr. Ungureanu is fluent in Romanian.  

Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, 2016

Bar Admissions:
Texas
Utah

Court Admissions:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.


Organizations: 
Houston Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Utah Bar Association

Russian Imperial Presence in Literature, The Sarmatian Review (Feb. 2007).


Rice University

B.A., English, 2006

University of Utah College of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, 2010
Quinney Research Fellow
Associate Editor, Utah Law Review

Law Clerk 
to the Hon. Jay Bybee
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2010-2011

Law Clerk
to the Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
2011-2012

Associate
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.
2012-Present

Razvan Rising Star