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Rick Harrison

Business Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 55 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1968
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rick

Learn Rick’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    45%
    complex commercial litigation disputes

    56 years, 250 cases

  2. Intellectual property
    25%
    lanham act, tradedress, patent infringement, copyright

    34 years, 12 cases

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    20%
    automotive product defense, high voltage switchgear defense

    37 years, 55 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    10%
    severance issues, covenant not to compete clauses, compensation/bonus issues

    32 years, 10 cases

Location

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
100 Congress Avenue
18th Floor
Austin, TX, 78701

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2011
Took on a major corporation & won. Corporation refused to pay commissions owed and Rick stayed the course for over 12 months.
Rick did an excellent job of representing the plaintiff in a breach of contract suit against a Fortune 50 Corporation. He stayed the course, kept the pressure on them and prevailed.
Posted by Jack | August 15, 2011
Mr. Harrison has proven to be a knowledgeable and capable attorney for me and I can recommend him without hesitation.
First hired Mr. Harrison when a dissident shareholder was threatening litigation. Communication by Mr. Harrison with the shareholder resulted in no litigation at the time. Mr. Harrison has represented me in litigation brought against me and co-defendants. Mr. Harrison has worked very well cooperating with the attorneys for co-defendants, while aggresively representing me and my interests. He has brought appropriate and assertive countersuit against a plaintiff on my behalf. He has given me legal advice on dissolution of a corporate entity and its assets.
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Posted by Louis | August 10, 2011
Rick Harrison's vast knowledge of Product Liability Laws
When my wife and I had our accident approximately three years ago, we had numerous physical injury s and were at a total loss of what to do. Rick Harrison was recommended by an attorney friend of ours as the putative best in the field. We found this to be true as he led us through this long trying experience, after first making us feel completely at ease while under his guidance; I might add, with excellent results. We highly recommend Rick, and if we ever need another high profile lawyer, it will be Rick Harrison.
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Posted by Leslie | July 15, 2010
Client review of Rick Harrison
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Harrison's firm for 4 years. Over the past 2 years, I have had the privilege to work more closely with him during a litigation. He worked with my team in a very friendly, respectful way making what otherwise would be a stressful, uncomfortable experience, a comfortable and learning experience. His detailed knowledge of our business and the details of the case was clear. He was able to take complex legal and business issues and translate them into simple concepts for all levels of management to understand. A genuine professional to work with - and we won!
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2010
Rick Harrison -- Diligent, Thorough and Fine Leader of a Legal Team
I highly recommend Rick Harrison. He represented our family in a "Contracts / Agreements" dispute. He did an outstanding job, both in his own work and as the leader of the team of attorneys representing us. Rick's research, preparation and presentation conerning our case were indeed superb. His leadership of the legal team working on our case was also excellent. I once again, highly recommend Rick Harrison.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 525-675 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Equity Partner
  • Taube Summers Harrison Taylor Meinzer Brown, LLP
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Equity Partner
  • Fritz Byrne Head & Harrison PLLC
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Partner, Litigation Coordinator - Austin, TX office
  • Jones Day Reavis & Pogue
  • 1987 - 1994
  • Partner
  • McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore
  • 1978 - 1987
  • Chief, Taxation Division, Texas Attorney General
  • Texas Attorney General's Office
  • 1973 - 1978
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1968
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • B.B.A.
  • 1966

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Eastman Chemical Company v PlastiPure and CertiChem
  • Jury Verdict for client Eastman Chemical
  • Scot v Lone Star Steel Company
  • Client recovered $6.5 Million
  • Lone Star Steel v Scott 759 S.W.2d 144
  • $6.8 million recovery for client
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Associations

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1968 - 1968
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Associate
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Go To Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation
  • ALM
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale - Hubbel
  • N/A
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • N/A
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • TEX-Abota Santa Fe CLE
  • Hijacking of Howard Hughes
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fantastic lawyer, counselor and strategist. I absolutely endorse Rick for any complex matter or litigation."
Business Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick's a top notch trial lawyer. I've had the pleasure of working for and with him for 10 years. Great experience!"
Commercial real estate
Litigation

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Austin Business Lawyer Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
Business Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 55 years