Attorney Richard Mumey Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

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Former Houston firefighter and HFD district chief now advocates for public safety personnel

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As a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, I will strive to help uphold the nation’s most essential legal tenet – Equal Justice Under Law.

Attorney Richard C. Mumey, a longtime Houston firefighter who now advocates for public safety personnel, has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

On Monday at about 10 a.m., the Supreme Court justices emerged from behind the iconic red curtains in the court chamber and announced the court’s decisions of the day. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. then granted a motion to admit Mumey and the other new members of the bar. The Clerk of the Court swore them in individually. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito Jr. personally congratulated Mumey at a reception in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court.

Mumey, who is senior partner at The Mumey Law Firm, PLLC, said, “Like many American lawyers, I look forward to practicing in our nation’s highest court. As a lawyer for firefighters who have been affected by recent workplace law rulings of the Supreme Court, I appreciated the opportunity to be sworn in by and meet the Justices. As a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, I will strive to help uphold the nation’s most essential legal tenet – Equal Justice Under Law.”

About The Mumey Law Firm, PLLC

Located in Houston, The Mumey Law Firm, PLLC focuses on labor and employment, personal injury, family law, and probate matters. Firm partner Rick Mumey served for more than 20 years as a Houston firefighter before beginning his legal career. He retired from HFD as a district chief. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, Rick has represented scores of firefighters in their employment disputes with numerous Texas cities.

Mumey and co-counsel are representing 1,400 active firefighters to recover overtime payments and about 700 retirees collect severance pay through litigation. He has lobbied enactment of Texas civil service laws affecting firefighters and police officers. The law firm also represents firefighters seeking approval of disability pension claims and valuation of pension plans in related family law matters.

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