Richard A. Anderson
Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Dallas, TexasBurleson, Pate & Gibson, L.L.P.
Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes
Licensed in Texas since: 1973
Attorney Richard A. Anderson serves of counsel to Burleson, Pate & Gibson, L.L.P., law firm in Dallas, Texas. Nationally ranked as among the preeminent trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Anderson holds his board certification as a criminal law specialist from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he provides outstanding counsel and support to clients throughout Dallas and beyond who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of white collar crime or other federal offense.
Over the course of his legal career spanning more than 47 years, Mr. Anderson has achieved considerable success advocating for his clients in state and federal courts across his region. From his efforts, he has secured numerous dismissals, acquittals and reductions of charges for the accused, and he has gained a reputation for his unmatched legal knowledge, superior trial skills and unwavering commitment to his clients.
Honored for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Anderson has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. He also received the President's Award from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association a total of five times, and he was inducted into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame. He has also received an Award of Excellence from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the State Bar of Texas.
A 1970 graduate of Southern Methodist University, Mr. Anderson returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1973. He holds his admission to practice in Colorado and Texas as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.
A leader in his legal community, Mr. Anderson has held a number of leadership roles and served on various committees for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas County Criminal Bar Association, among many others. He has also published articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics related to criminal defense, effective appellate advocacy and other subjects.
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First Admitted: 1973, Texas
Professional Webpage: https://www.bp-g.com/attorney/anderson-richard/
- State Bar of Texas, 1979 to 1985
- Defender Services Advisory Group, 2010 to 2013
- Federal Court Advisory Committee, 2006 to 2013
- State Bar of Texas, Grievance Committee for the Sixth District of Texas, Sub-committee, Member
- State Bar of Texas, Committee on Admissions, 1980 to 1986
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ethics Committee, Co-Chairman, 1991 to 1991
- Dallas County Criminal Bar Association, President, 1983 to 1984
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1983 to Present
- State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Course, Director, 1987 to 1987
- State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section, Chairman, 1985 to 1986
- First Amendment Lawyers Association, Member, 1986 to Present
- State Bar of Texas, Committee for Indigent Representation for Those on Death Row, 1988 to 2000
- Dallas Bar Association, Dallas mayor’s Task Force on Crime, Member, 1987 to 1987
- Dallas Bar Association, Courts and Court Facilities Committee, 1988 to 1989
- Dallas Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee, Co-Chairman, 1990 to 1993
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Officer, 1978 to Present
- Texas Punishment Standards Commission, Consultant-Governor's Legislative Committee, 1992 to 1992
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Member
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President, 1991 to 1992
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Judicial Advisory Council, Board Member, 1992 to 2007
- Revise Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Consultant-Governor’s Legislative Committee, 1995 to 1995
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Criminal Law Advisory Commission (LAAC), Legal Assistant, 1996 to 2002
- Colorado, 1985
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
- Texas, 1973
- Award of Excellence, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Inductee, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame
- AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
- Lifetime Achievement Award, Advanced Criminal Law Course, State Bar of Texas
- Texas Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers in America
- Certificate of Recognition, Dallas County Public Defenders Office
- President's Award, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1983, 1985, 1993, 1995, 2009
- Author, Extraneous Offenses, State and Federal, State Bar of Texas, 1991, 1993
- Speaker, Criminal Defense, State Bar of Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers, Dallas Bar Assn., Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Lubbock Bar Assn., Smith County Bar Assn., University of Texas School of Law, Southern Methodist School of Law, South Texas College of Law, Texas Tech School of Law, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Dallas County District Attorney's Office, Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, Corpus Christi Bar Assn., San Antonio Bar Assn., College of the Judiciary, Center for American and International Law, Texas Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute (CTAI), The National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), and to Criminal Justice Act attorneys in all federal districts of Texas, West Virginia, and Virginia
- Contributing Author, Texas Criminal Appellate Manual, Clear, Inc., 1996
- Contributing Author, Texas Criminal Appellate Manual, State Bar of Texas, 1985, 1989
- Author, Ethics for the Criminal Defense Practitioner, State Bar of Texas, 1985 - 1986, 1988-92, 1994 - 2006
- Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1978 - Present
- Southern Methodist University, B.A. - 1970
- Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2009, 2014 - 2023