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Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant,LLP is an 11 member North Texas law firm providing legal services in a broad range of practice areas including, real estate litigation, condemnation,governmental law, probate, estate planning, family law, business litigation, construction litigation, bankruptcy, and oil and gas law. Richard D. Hayes specilaizes in real estate litigation, including title disputes, eminent domain, easements, water law, construction litigation and business litigation.


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Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 40%
    37 years, 100 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    37 years, 100 cases
  3. Construction: 20%
    37 years, 100 cases
  4. Real Estate: 20%
    37 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($450-550/hour), contingent (35-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Earl Charles Dobson

    I endorse this lawyer. Richard is a tenacious advocate who goes the extra mile to obtain the best results for his clients. You will be hard pressed to find an attorney who works harder and is more committed to his clients than Richard Hayes. I highly recommend him.


    Earl Dobson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William Verne Scazzero

    Richard is the premier attorney in Denton. He's established himself as the most trusted and respected lawyer in the County, on matters ranging from commercial litigation to condemnation. There is no other lawyer I would rather have represent me, in almost any matter, than Richard Hayes.


    William Scazzero Oil and gas Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

512 West Hickory Suite 100
Denton, TX, 76201


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Volunteer SD 30State Republican Executive Committee2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2005
Silver BeaverBoy Scouts of America2005
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Good Scout AwardBoy Scouts of America2003
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP2005 - Present
PartnerHayes Berry White & McMurray LLP 2003 - 2004
ShareholderLaw Offices of Richard D. Hayes, P.C.1985 - 1986
ShareholderHayes, Coffey, Berry, PC1985 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Offices of George Hopkins1983 - 1984
AssociateKampmann, Church & Burns, P.C.1981 - 1982
Assistant Criminal District AttorneyBexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office1980 - 1980
Law ClerkUnited States District Court Western District1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Parliamentary LawyersMember2009 - Present
Texas State Association of ParliamentariansPresident2012 - 2013
Denton County Republican PartyChairman1996 - 2006
Denton County Bar AssociationPresident1994 - 1995
Denton Chamber of CommerceChairman of the Board of Directors1994 - 1995
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - 2006
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1983 - 2006
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Global CenterObtained $16M settlement for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
North Texas Registered ParliamentariansParliamentary Procedure for Lawyers2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Texas A&M UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBA - Masters of Business Administration1976
Texas Christian UniversityBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Leadership DentonParliamentary Procedure for Community Leaders2011
CEC MeetingThe Constitution and Its Journey2011
State Bar of Texas, Paralegal Division SectionCondemantion Primer2010