Richard C. Harrist

Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Law's Dallas Office

Mr. Richard C. Harrist joined Thomas J. Henry Law in 2022 as an experienced lawyer, having been licensed first in Oklahoma and then in Texas. He has 25+ years of experience both as a trial lawyer and as an appellate practitioner. Mr. Harrist has represented numerous individuals and companies in litigated matters, including cases involving serious, catastrophic personal injuries or death, including motor vehicle and workplace accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and product manufacturing defects. At Thomas J. Henry Law, Mr. Harrist’s practice is focused on representing individuals who have suffered serious injuries from automobile accidents, trucking accidents, workplace accidents, and other instances of personal injury.

Mr. Harrist is motivated to seek justice and compensation for his clients, where they have been wronged or hurt through the carelessness or negligence of individuals or companies. He is driven to succeed in this endeavor through his compassion and respect for the individual.

Mr. Harrist has tried many cases to favorable jury verdicts for his clients, and he maintains an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent and highest possible rating for lawyers, in both legal ability and ethical standards.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Harrist enjoys the outdoors, camping and fishing, and he is happily married with two grown children.

PRACTICE AREAS

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern 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. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

EDUCATION

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma (J.D.)
    • Graduated with Highest Honors (top 5%)
    • Order of the Coif
  • Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas (B.S.)
    • Graduated with High Honors (top 10%)

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