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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Wood, Thacker & Weatherly

400 W Oak St Ste 310
Denton, TX, 76201-9059

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 65%
    37 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    37 years, 750 cases



Hourly ($525-595/hour), contingent (33-50%)

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Brian M Torba

    Richard is a very knowledgeable attorney with a clear desire to help those in need of the best possible legal representation. If you are injured and have a claim in his area, you would be well served by seeking his consult.


    Brian Torba Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gene Raymond Beaty

    I endorse this lawyer. He and I have known each other for decades and during all that time Richard has been an exceptionally fine person and lawyer. I have been honored to be his friend.


    Gene Beaty DUI and DWI Attorney
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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197107/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Inducted FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2012
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Rank of DiplomateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Corporate Counsel AwardTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Corporate Counsel AwardTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Business Defender AwardDallas Business Journal2007
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Inducted FellowLitigation Counsel of America2006
Rank of AdvocateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2002
Rank of AssociateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWood, Thacker & Weatherly, P.C.1995 - Present
Managing PartnerWood, Springer & Lyle, PC1991 - 1995
PartnerHickey and Wood1987 - 1991
PartnerPhilips and Hopkins1983 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow, Member, The Trial Law Institute2013 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow, Member Diversity Law Institute2013 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow, Member, The Fellow Selection Committee2013 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2012 - Present
Top 100 Trial LawyersTop 100 Trial Lawyers2011 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesDiplomate2010 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow, Barrister, Order of Centurions2008 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer Board of Directors1977 - Present
Texas Super LawyerBusiness Litigation2006 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Diplomacy Journal"Voir Dire: A System for Exclusion"1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1971
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
New Mexico Military InstitutePre-LawA.A.1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Various Tial Lawyer and Bar AssociationsVarious Trial Topics2012