Richard D. Hayes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Denton, TX

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, L.L.P.
 | 512 West Hickory, Suite 100
Denton, TX 76201
Phone: 940-387-3518
Fax: 866-576-2575
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard D. Hayes is a litigation partner at the firm of Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP, in Denton, Texas. Mr. Hayes focuses his practice on business litigation, condemnation, eminent domain and real estate law. He serves clients in Denton, Dallas and throughout North Texas.

Mr. Hayes received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University and earned his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University and is Board-Certified in both Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In addition to being licensed in all Texas state courts, Mr. Hayes is admitted before various federal courts. These include the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.   

Over the course of his career, Mr. Hayes has held several leadership roles and served on various committees in his community for organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council, the Denton Chamber of Commerce, the Denton Kiwanis Club and the Denton Public School Foundation. He continues to serve on the board of directors of the North Texas State Fair Association.

Mr. Denton is active in his legal community. He is a member and former President of the Denton County Bar Association, belongs to the Real Property and Litigation sections of the State Bar of Texas and is a State Bar of Texas Fellow.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Eminent Domain (60%)

Business Litigation (30%): Non-Compete Agreements

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

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About Richard Hayes

Admitted: 1979, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.hbwvlaw.com/our-attorneys/richard-hayes/

Honors/Awards:

  • Distinguished Citizen Award, 2002
  • Silver Beaver Award, Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Residential Real Estate Law, 1987
  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Commercial Real Estate Law, 1987

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Texas
  • Denton County Bar Association, Board of Directors, President 1994-1995 
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • National Association of Parliamentarians: Professional Registered Parliamentarian
  • Council for National Policy
  • Project Cabinet of Vision for Denton -- The 21st Century
  • Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of Texas
  • Leadership Denton, Steering Committee & Past President of Alumni Association
  • Courts of Appeal for the 5th Circuit
  • Denton County Republican Party County Chairman, 1996-2002
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • Denton Kiwanis Club, President, 1993-1994
  • Board of Directors of the North Texas State Fair Association and the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians.
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Courts of Appeal for the 11th Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation and Real Property Sections, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation and Real Property Sections
  • Denton County Elections Commission
  • 24th and 25th Annual Texas Special Olympics (Organizing Committee)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer lawyer for Legal Aid of Northwest Texas

Representative Clients:

  • Boy Scout Foundation Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Bill Utter Ford
  • Kent Key Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Yorlum Realty, Ltd.
  • Northstar Bank of Texas
  • J & L Partners

Educational Background:

  • Texas Christian University, B.B.A., 1975
  • Texas A&M University, M.B.A., 1976

Industry Groups

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Right Of Way
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Office Location for Richard D. Hayes

512 West Hickory
Suite 100
Denton, TX 76201

Phone: 940-387-3518

Fax: 866-576-2575

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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