David R. Richards (Austin, Texas)

David R. Richards

Licensed for 59 years

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David R. Richards

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Austin, TX view address

Of Counsel at firm Richards Rodriguez & Skeith, LLP

Serving Austin, TX view address

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About David R. Richards

David Richards has broad experience in civil litigation at trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts. In addition to his 50 plus years of law practice, he has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas Law School and served as an attorney with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. From 1982 to 1985, he was Executive Assistant Attorney General of Texas supervising the State's litigation. Before that public service, he was General Counsel for the Texas AFL-CIO. Over his lengthy private practice, he has developed expertise in the fields of labor and employment law, ERISA issues, civil rights, education law, environmental law, election law/voting rights, constitutional law and governmen...

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David Richards has broad experience in civil litigation at trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts. In addition to his 50 plus years of law practice, he has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas Law School and served as an attorney with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. From 1982 to 1985, he was Executive Assistant Attorney General of Texas supervising the State's litigation. Before that public service, he was General Counsel for the Texas AFL-CIO. Over his lengthy private practice, he has developed expertise in the fields of labor and employment law, ERISA issues, civil rights, education law, environmental law, election law/voting rights, constitutional law and governmental regulation along with a variety of related issues. David has handled a number of appellate cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and intermediate federal and state appellate courts. Among the more notable of these cases was White v. Regester, 412 U.S. 755 (1973) which established single member legislative districts for the Texas Legislature, Dyson v. Stein, 401 U.S. 200 (1971), declaring the Texas obscenity statute unconstitutional, and State v. Durham, 860 S.W. 2d 63 (Tex. 1993) recovering multi million dollars of oil royalty for the State of Texas, Edgewood v. Kirby, 777 S.W. 2d 391 (Tex. 1989), declaring unconstitutional Texas public school funding.

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      Credentials

      Position
      Of Counsel
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1957, Texas and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
      1963, U.S. Supreme Court
      1964, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
      1966, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
      1967, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
      1972, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
      1994, New Mexico
      Credit Cards Accepted
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      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      University of Texas
      Class of 1957
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Baylor University
      Class of 1954
      B.A.
      Associations & Memberships
      State Bar of Texas.