Ross D. Margraves, Jr.




*Director Emeritus

Practices: Government Relations; Corporate, Securities/M&A
Industries: Universities

For more than 50 years, Ross Margraves has focused his practice in the areas of corporations and financial institutions, as well as public law and governmental affairs. He has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, serving as a director of governmental agencies and as a director of both closely-held and public companies.

Ross served as Winstead’s managing shareholder in the firm’s Houston office from 2001-2008 and has served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors from 2011-2017.

Representative Experience

  • Represents corporations and financial institutions with emphasis on organization and governance including mergers and acquisitions

Professional & Community Service

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee (Former Chairman)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association (Founding Member)
  • Texas A&M University System Board of Regents (1989-1994); Chairman (1991-1994)
  • Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation (Director)
  • Texas A&M University at Galveston (Board of Visitors, 2008-2018)
  • New Waverly State Bank (Former Director)
  • State of Texas General Services Commission (Chairman, 1987-1989)
  • City State Bank of Palacios (Former Director)
  • Cullen Bank CitiWest (Former Director)
  • Medical Center Bank (Former Director)
  • Camden Property Trust (Former Director)
  • Whitney National Bank-Texas (Former Director)
  • Greater Houston Partnership (Former Director)
  • American Heart Association – Houston (Former Director)
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Lifetime Director)
  • Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation (Director)
  • 100 Club of Houston (Director)
  • Governor’s Commission for Disaster Recovery and Renewal
  • First Horizon Bank, N.A. (Texas Board of Directors)


  • Texas, 1965
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas


University of Texas School of Law
JD., 1965

Texas A&M University
– B.BA, 1963
– Distinguished Student