Smith, Richard

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Address: Campbell Centre I – North Tower 8350 N. Central Expressway Suite 1111, Dallas, TX 75206
Lawyer Firm: Palmer & Manuel PLLC
Phone: 469-249-1976
Fax: 214-265-1950

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Past EmploymentLYNN TILLOTSON PINKER & COX, LLPPartner, 2009-2015Associate, 2004-2008Handled multiple jury trials, bench trials, arbitration proceedings, and appeals to the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Courts of Appeals, and Fifth Circuit. Representative matter: ORIX Capital Markets, LLC v. Super Future Equities, Inc., Case No. 3:06-CV-0271-B, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (represented ORIX in trial of its counter-claim for defamation after dismissal of Plaintiffs’ claims on summary judgment, resulting in $12.5 million jury verdict for the former Defendant)GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER, LLPAssociate, 2001-2003Worked in Dallas office of national law firm, with my personal practice focused on civil appeals and complex litigation.Representative matter: American Home Assurance Co., Inc. v. Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 121 S.W.3d 831 (Tex. App.–Eastland 2003), aff’d as modified, 261 S.W.3d 24 (Tex. 2008) (overturned trial court judgment that had prohibited insurance companies from providing for defense of their insureds through their own staff attorneys or “captive” law firms).SUPREME COURT OF TEXASBriefing Attorney to Hon. Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips, 2000-2001Researched and drafted opinions for the Chief Justice; wrote study memos for the Court on pending petitions for review; assisted Justices in preparations for oral argument and in weekly conferences; supervised oral arguments as courtroom marshal.

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