Bill S. Richmond

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Platt Richmond PLLC
Bill S. Richmond
Platt Richmond PLLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Real Estate, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2009

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2022

Platt Richmond PLLC

1201 N Riverfront Blvd
Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75207 Visit website


Bill S. Richmond is a highly knowledgeable civil trial attorney serving clients in Dallas and Houston. One of the masterminds behind Platt Richmond PLLC in Dallas, Texas, he takes on business litigation, corporate matters and real estate cases.

With a background as managing partner and head of the firm’s Litigation Section, Mr. Richmond's skill lies in representing entrepreneurs and companies as outside general counsel. He is well-versed in media, health care and commercial real estate transactions. He works closely with owners and C-level executives, using legal strategies to help them reach their business goals. Before starting his own firm, he gained experience at an international defense firm and later at a business litigation boutique.

Mr. Richmond earned a J.D. cum laude from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law. During his time there, he demonstrated exceptional dedication and leadership as the associate managing editor of the International Law Review Association and served as the chair of the Board of Advocates. Notably, he showcased his prowess in international law by clinching the championship title in the prestigious Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school, he obtained a B.A. from the University of Missouri.

For his professional accomplishments, Mr. Richmond has been included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch and the “Best Lawyers Under 40” by D Magazine. He is also a recipient of the Outstanding Mentor Award by Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Mizzou Alumni Association’s “G.O.L.D.” Volunteer Leader Award.  

The director of the Dallas Bar Association, Mr. Richmond is the former president of the Dallas Asian American Bar Association. He is also a part of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate, Health Care, Media and Advertising

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Communications and Media Law, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Contracts, Defamation, Health & Health Care Law, Hospital Law, Landlord/Tenant, Libel, Limited Liability Companies, Mortgage & Refinance, Non-Compete Agreements, Nursing Home, Partnership, Short Sale, Slander, Social Security, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Trade Secret

  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 30% Real Estate: Business
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Health Care
  • 10% Media and Advertising

First Admitted: 2009, Texas

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • DAYL Foundation, Trustee (2021-2023)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Dallas Bar Association, Director (2015, 2020-2021)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class (2010)
  • State Bar of Texas, Asian Pacific Interest Section, Chair (2012-2013), Director (2014-2018)
  • Mizzou Alumni Association (DFW Chapter), President (2013-2015)
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association, President (2015), Advisory Director (2016-2017)
Educational Background:
  • University of Missouri, B.A.
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Outstanding Mentor Award Recipient (2023)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers “One to Watch” (May 2010)
  • Co-Chair of the Year, Dallas Asian American Bar Association (2010)
  • Outstanding Member of the Year, Dallas Asian American Bar Association (2010)
  • Mizzou Alumni Association (Univ. of Missouri) 2014 “G.O.L.D.” Volunteer Leader Award Winner
  • “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” (2021, 2022)
  • Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas “Best Under 40” (2019)
  • Texas Super Lawyers “Top 100 Rising Stars” (statewide; 2017-2022)
  • Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Business Litigation (2012-2022)
  • D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (Business Litigation: 2016-2020)
  • D Magazine “Best Lawyers Under 40” (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Dallas Business Journal “40 Under 40” Honoree (2020)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 04.2015 – Dallas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Presentation on Art Law (Trademark/Copyright) (Dallas, TX), Moderator
  • 12.2013 – “Pulling Back the Curtain: A Primer on the Texas Public Information Act,” Texas Young Lawyers Association e-Newsletter
  • 01.2014 – DAYL CLE on Business Development (Dallas, TX), Panelist
  • 08.2014 – Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) CLE on Intellectual Property Basics (Dallas, TX), Moderator
Representative Clients:
  • Numerous national and regional real estate investment and development groups for commercial real estate purchases, leasing, and finance.
  • Founding investors of specialty medical clinic regarding fraud and breach of contract
  • Video game manufacturer regarding breach of contract and tortious interference
  • Educational software company regarding intellectual property licensing dispute
  • Commercial real estate investment group regarding breach of lease dispute
  • Senior care facility developer regarding real estate litigation with municipal utility
  • Commercial security system manufacturer regarding fraudulent vendor invoices
  • Trademark enforcement for consumer products manufacturer.
  • Copyright and contract issues on behalf of a nationally renowned political commentator
Industry Groups:
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyright/Trademark/Licensing

Office location for Bill S. Richmond

1201 N Riverfront Blvd
Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: 430-413-1181

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