Richard A. Sayles

Richard A. Sayles

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Sayles Werbner PC
 | 4400 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-939-8701
Fax: 214-939-8787
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

During more than three decades of trial practice, Richard "Dick" Sayles has tried approximately 200 jury trials on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He is widely recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in Texas, and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

As co-founder of the Dallas trial firm Sayles Werbner, Mr. Sayles draws on his broad experience in both state and federal courts to handle cases involving commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, defense of and claims against corporate directors and officers, securities law claims, and products liability cases, among many others. He was a member of the trial team recognized by VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal for winning the nation’s fifth largest jury verdict in 2011. His verdicts have made the Top 100 list multiple times. Mr. Sayles also has tried numerous securities arbitrations for plaintiffs and defendants.

Dick Sayles was named Lawyer of the Year in 2018 in Dallas/Fort Worth in Bet-The-Company Litigation, by Best Lawyers in America. In 2016, he was named Lawyer of the Year in Commercial Litigation by the same professional organization.

In addition to being honored in the Texas Super Lawyers listing since 2003, as well as among the Top 10 statewide multiple times, Dick is ranked among the nation's leading lawyers for business in Chambers USA. He also is recognized among the top litigators nationally by Benchmark Litigation, has earned selection to The Best Lawyers in America guide to the country’s top lawyers, and to the Best Lawyers in Dallas, published by D Magazine. The Texas Lawbook  recently honored Mr. Sayles as a member of the highly prestigious Lions of the Texas Bar, a group of 50 legendary attorneys in Texas.

Sayles Werbner is celebrating its 24th year as one of the nation’s leading law firms, and is ranked as a Leading Firm in Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA and has a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation by U.S. News/Best Law Firms, 2010-2018.

Certificates and Credentials

About Richard Sayles

Admitted: 1974, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.swtriallaw.com/attorneys/richard-a-sayles/

Honors/Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Ranked as a Leading Firm in Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA, 2018
  • Recognized as one of the nation's Top Commercial Litigation Attorneys by Benchmark Litigation - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine - 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Ranked among the Best Law Firms by U.S. News/Best Lawyers - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year in Dallas/Fort Worth for Bet-The-Company Litigation, by Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Ranked in Chambers USA among the Leaders in Their Field in Commercial Litigation - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas by Thomson Reuters - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Named to the Lions of the Texas Bar, a group of 50 legendary attorneys in Texas, by The Texas Lawbook, 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year in Dallas/Fort Worth for Commercial Litigation, by Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Top 10 Super Lawyers statewide in Texas by Thomson Reuters - 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Dick Sayles Earns Induction to International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Dick Sayles Recognized Among Nation's Top Commercial Litigation Attorneys, 2012
  • Dick Sayles Honored as "Trial Legend" by Dallas Bar Association, 2012
  • Dick Sayles Named TEX-ABOTA "Trial Lawyer of the Year", 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law By the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • International Society of Barristers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers

Educational Background:

  • University of Houston Law Center, JD
  • Vanderbilt University, BA
Office Location for Richard A. Sayles

4400 Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270

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Last Updated: 3/13/2018

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