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Richard W. Hunnicutt, III

Profile Summary

Mr. Richard W. Hunnicutt, III is an accomplished trial attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience. He is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Hunnicutt has personally handled 200+ jury trials and has secured favorable verdicts for numerous clients in court rooms across Texas. His success as a trial attorney has earned Mr. Hunnicutt the respect of his peers as well as a reputation as an intelligent and articulate legal opponent.

As a lawyer who has practiced law on both sides of the docket, Mr. Hunnicutt has a unique perspective on how to effectively negotiate with, and conduct discovery against, defense companies.

Joining Thomas J. Henry in 2014, Mr. Hunnicutt currently uses his extensive legal knowledge to represent clients involved in auto and trucking accidents, product liability claims, medical malpractice claims, toxic tort,  and workplace accidents.

Outside of work, Mr. Hunnicutt enjoys spending time with his wife and his two children.

PRACTICE AREAS

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

EDUCATION

  • Baylor School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Baylor Law Review Write-On Candidate
    • Leon Jaworski Award
    • Abner McCall Evidence Award
    • Moot Court Officer
    • Best Moot Court Brief
    • Mock Trial Team
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (B.A.)
    • Intercollegiate Debate Team (Nationally Ranked)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

  • Top Ten Trucking Trial Lawyers of 2018 – the National Trucking Trial Lawyers Association
  • #1 Verdict in Texas 2017 for a Forklift Accident – VerdictSearch / Texas Lawyer (ALM)
  • #1 Verdict in Texas for a Car Accident – VerdictSearch / Texas Lawyer (ALM)
  • Top 10 Verdict in Texas for 2017 – VerdictSearch / Texas Lawyer (ALM), Co-Counsel

PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES

  • “Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Texas,” Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • “Personal Injury in Texas (Including Use of The New Texas Civil Discovery Rules),” Stromar Educational Services, Inc., 2000
  • “Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation,” Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • “Bad Faith Litigation in Texas,” National Business Institute, 1999
  • “Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case,” National Business Institute, 1999.
  • “Advanced Techniques in Trial Advocacy,” Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1998
  • “Motions for Summary Judgment,” Advanced Civil Trial Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1998
  • Faculty Planning Committee, Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Professional Development Program,1998
  • Faculty Planning Committee, Advanced Civil Trial Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Professional Development Program, 1998
  • “Adjusting the Automobile Insurance Claim,” National Business Institute, 1998
  • “Evidence Newsletter,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel, September 1997-February 1998.
  • “Commercial Litigation Newsletter,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Spring 1998
  • “Evidence on Damages – Defense Perspective,” Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, 1997
  • “Computerized Management of Documents,” Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, 1997
  • “Defamation in the Workplace,” TEXAS EMPLOYMENT LAW, James Publishing (Advisory Editor), 1997
  • Editorial Advisory Board for TEXAS EMPLOYMENT LAW, a two-volume treatise published by James Publishing
  • “Insurance Litigation in Texas,” Lorman Education Services, 1997
  • “Opening Statement, Voir Dire, and Closing Argument,” 1997 Young Lawyers Seminar, SATLA and Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 1997
  • “Texas Insurance Law:  Third Party Coverage,” National Business Institute, 1997
  • “Consumer Issues and Mediation,” Texas Assoc. of Mediators Seminar, 1997
  • “Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Texas,” National Business Institute, 1997
  • “Evidence on Damages – Defense Perspective,” Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, 1996
  • “Management of Documents,” Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, 1996
  • Faculty Planning Committee, Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, Professional Development Program, 1996
  • “Third Party Coverage in Texas,” National Business Institute, 1996
  • “Bad Faith Litigation in Texas,” National Business Institute, 1996
  • “Punitive Damages,” Personal Injury Reporter, Butterworths Publication, 1996
  • “Bad Faith Litigation in Texas,” National Business Institute, 1995
  • Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Texas, National Business Institute, 1995
  • “Products Liability Law – A Manufacturer’s Perspective,” American Society of Quality Assurance, San Antonio, Texas, 1995
  • “Trying the Uninsured/Underinsured Case,” Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, State Bar of Texas, 1994
  • “Recent Developments in Insurance Law,” Lorman Education Services, 1994
  • Guest Speaker on Lawsuit Abuse, “Legal Line” KTSA Radio Station, representing Defense Counsel of San Antonio, 1993
  • “Cross Examining Expert Witnesses — Defense Perspective,” San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • “Damages:  For the Defense, Limiting Damages in Texas,” National Business Institute, 1992 (speaker only)
  • Techniques in Negotiating Structured Settlements, Merrill Lynch Settlement and Services, 1991

 

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