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Richard W. South

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

Wright & Greenhill PC
900 Congress Ave, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-961-4389
Fax: 512-476-5382
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (30%), General Litigation (40%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

A shareholder at Wright & Greenhill PC in Austin, Texas, Richard W. South has been practicing law for over 30 years. Admitted to practice law in the state of Texas in 1985, he handles cases for area clients involving construction, employment, insurance law, catastrophic injury, wrongful death and professional malpractice. Mr. South has been certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. South attended St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1981. He then went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1984. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. South is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. South holds membership in several professional organizations. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, The Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc., the Defense Research Institute and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also been recognized for his ethics and skill, earning a 10.0 "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo and an AV Preeminent* rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell.

In his free time, Mr. South helps contribute back to the community by donating his time to several organizations including the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is a past chairman of the City of West Lake Hills Zoning and Planning Commission, and has served on the board of directors of Capital Area Crime Stoppers.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Richard W. South

First Admitted: 1985, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Executive Board member for the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Member, Travis County Grand Jury
  • Board of Crimestoppers
  • Chairman of the City of Westlake Hills Planning and Zoning Commission, 1993 - 1995


  • Texas Super Lawyer® magazine (a ThomsonReuters publication), 2013 - 2016

Educational Background

  • St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, B.A. - 1981

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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Office Location for Richard W. South

900 Congress Ave
Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701

Last Updated: 3/16/2021

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