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Wayne Thomas Rife

Litigation Attorney at College Station, TX

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1989
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Wayne T. Rife is a 1975 Texas A&M University graduate and a former member of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets.  Upon graduation, he entered the business world in Pasadena, Texas as a merchandiser with the J.C. Penny Company where he gained invaluable business experience. After four years, Wayne began operating an industrial manufacturing business in Houston, Texas, with sales into Texas and Louisiana.  After 11 years of practical business experience, Wayne entered law school in 1986 to pursue a long time dream of becoming a practicing attorney. He graduated from the University of Houston; Bates School of Law, and began his practice with Woodard, Hall & Primm, P.C., a prominent Houston firm.  In 1991, Wayne and his family moved to College Station, Texas.

Upon moving to the Brazos Valley, Wayne continued the practice of law with an emphasis on civil and commercial disputes and litigation with a focus on business and corporate contracts and disputes, consumer disputes, a wide range of construction matters, school law, real estate disputes, and insurance defense. Having tried many jury trials to verdict in both federal and state courts, Wayne now has an active litigation practice in and around the Brazos Valley, including Brazos County, Grimes County, Robertson County, Burleson County, Madison County, Walker County, and Washington County. He also has administrative and appellate experience having practiced in a variety of administrative venues and appellate courts throughout the state.

On a personal note, Wayne has been married to Ann Hollis Rife since 1980.  He has two daughters and one granddaughter.  Wayne's passion is backpacking and he is a member of a small group of men who have annually taken a 6-day trek into the wild throughout the United States and into Canada since 1999.


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Law Offices of Wayne T. Rife, P.C.
3205 Earl Rudder Fwy S
College Station, TX, 77845


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Posted by Dick | January 3, 2012
Excellent, Professional Representation
I am pleased to say that I have had excellent service , advice, and representation from Wayne Rife. He is an excellent attorney and a very caring person. I felt very comfortable with him handling a very serious law suit in the past which he brought to conclusion in my favor.
Posted by Heath | December 12, 2011
Trusted advisor
Mr. Rife was very thorough and professional while taking car of our needs concerning the incorporation of a new company. Wayne also assisted our company with a customer service issue. It was nice to work with an attorney who I felt was genuinely concerned about advising us to proceed in a way that would ultimately be the best for our company, even if it ran counter to the way that we were inclined to handle the matter.
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Posted by Steve | October 14, 2011
Excellent, Professional, Timely!
Mr. Rife is the kind of attorney that is hard to find these days. He truly cares about the people and not only about the cash! He gives great advise and shares his wisdom beyond just the specific legal issue. He has a knack for seeing through the veneer people put forward into the heart of a person. He is very sincere. He has guided me through a couple of business incorporation's and helped resolve a customer issue to my utmost satisfaction.
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Posted by Hunter | October 14, 2011
Great Advisor
You pay an attorney to advise you through a legal process. Wayne was always responsive, listened and gave me advice that was in my best interest, not driven by his ability to generate more fees. I would recommend Wayne to any of my friends or family based off my personal experience.
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Wayne Rife is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He was responsive and also sensative to my needs. I was extremely pleased with the job that he did and would recommend him without reservation


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • West, Webb, Allbritton, Gentry & Rife, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Associate
  • West, Webb, Allbritton, & Gentry, P.C.
  • 1991 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Woodard, Hall & Primm, P.C.
  • 1989 - 1991


  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Texas A&M University v. Koseoglu
  • Gray Wireline v. Larry Cavanna, et. al.
  • Bonnie Bucek v. Sefa Koseoglu


  • Twin City Endowment, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Brazos County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Grace Bible Church - Board of Elders
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Brazos County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • College Station Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Brazos County Legal Aid Board
  • Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Brazos County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Brazos County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1999 - 2000
  • College Station Rotary Club
  • Vice President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • College Station Zoning Board of Adjustments
  • Chairman
  • 1995 - 1998
  • College Station ISD Development Board
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Texas A&M University Class Presentation
  • Planning & Zoning Issues
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wayne is one of the top trial lawyers in this area. I have worked on cases with him and have been on the opposite side of him in court. He is always well prepared and works hard to accomplish the client's goals."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne is a very competent civil litigation attorney. I have sent several satisfied clients to his firm for representation."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wayne is an accomplished civil litigator and knows a great deal about construction law. I have had the pleasure of working with him on several cases and I recommend him without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wayne is a trusted lawyer in our community and I'd trust him with any civil litigation matter."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Wayne T. Rife is a very skilled lawyer. He is a hard worker and tireless advocate for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Wayne for almost 20 years. He has practiced extensively in the area of the Brazos County and beyond and has a wide and respected practice. I have worked with him and against him on several cases. He is always professional, prepared, and a strong advocate for his clients and displays an innovative approach to the law. I would highly recommend Wayne to persons looking for legal advice and representation."
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College Station Litigation Lawyer Wayne Thomas Rife
Wayne Thomas Rife
Litigation Attorney
College Station, TX
Licensed for 34 years