Working with Richard is a pleasure; he’s knowledgeable, smart and diligent in his responses…He has a great bedside manner, he’s incredibly smart and he’s accessible. His preparation is excellent and he’s not afraid to go to trial.

Chambers USA, 2022

Richard Whiteley, co-chair of the firm’s construction litigation practice group, enjoys solving complex problems for his clients in an adversarial context, and believes an aggressive strategy of always preparing a case like it will ultimately go to trial is the best way to achieve the most favorable outcome. Richard has a wide range of experience in trial work and arbitration, with an emphasis on construction litigation, intellectual property litigation, products liability litigation, real estate litigation, condemnation and eminent domain matters, and other types of commercial litigation. Richard has tried and arbitrated cases involving condemnation and eminent domain matters, general contractual disputes, patent infringement, construction defects, manufacturing defects, trade secret misappropriation, trademark and copyright infringement, products liability, defamation, fraudulent transfers, real estate disputes, business disputes, deceptive trade practices, personal injury, and premises liability. In addition, Richard has experience with obtaining extraordinary and injunctive relief for clients, including temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions and other writs. Richard has written numerous articles relating to construction contracts and litigation, including but not limited to force majeure issues, indemnity issues, consequential damages, defect claims, product liability issues, and effective construction contract drafting and negotiation and has been recognized as one of the more experienced construction lawyers in Texas.