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Richard W. Wiseman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Padfield & Stout LLP
420 Throckmorton St, Suite 1210
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-730-4849
Fax: 817-338-1610
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (50%), Business/Corporate (40%), Eminent Domain (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard W. Wiseman focuses his practice on litigation in the areas of business, condemnation, construction, contracts, and real estate development. He is a Sustaining Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Charter Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. He has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® and is listed in Texas Super Lawyers® in Texas Monthly magazine, as one of twelve 2012 Power Attorneys by the Fort Worth Business Press, as a Top Attorney in Tarrant County by Fort Worth, Texas magazine, and as an Attorney of Excellence by the Fort Worth Business Press. Mr. Wiseman has served as Council Member (2003-2006), Treasurer (2006-2007), Secretary (2007-2008), Chair-elect (2008-2009), and Chair (2009-2010) of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section.

About Richard W. Wiseman

First Admitted: 1976, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Representative Clients

  • Autobahn Motorcar Group; Denny’s; Western Rim Investment Advisors; WRI 1000.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, President 1980-1981
  • Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Member, Council Member 2003-2006, Treasurer 2006-2007, Secretary 2007-2008, Chair Elect 2008-2009, Chair 2009-2010
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member, Director 2004-2006
  • Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee, U.S. District Court Northern, District of Texas, Member 1995-1998
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Fee Arbitration Committee of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Member 1990-1991, 1993-1995
  • Weaver & Tidwell Fort Worth Construction Advisory Board 2006 to present

Educational Background

  • Senior Scholar of Management Department, M.J. Neely School of Business
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, B.B.A.; Honors: Cum Laude, 1973
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, J.D., 1976

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Part of a litigation panel that spoke on the effects of bankruptcy in different legal practice areas to young lawyers, with my area being construction litigation, Speaker, Effects of Bankruptcy: Different Perspectives from Different Practices, FWTYCLA Annual Member CLE, All Young Lawyers, 2009
  • Successful Collections Seminar, AZZ incorporated, May, 2011
  • Third Party Influence on the Security Agreement: The Primary Source Doctrine; Uniform Commercial Law Journal, Summer, 1977
  • Texas Apartment Association Lease and Tenant Security; CLE Presentation, International Property Management Seminar, 1986
  • Presentation to lawyers the practical tips and pitfalls in handling large to small forcible detainer actions in Texas, Speaker, Forcible Detainer: Quick or Quack Justice; CLE Presentation, Tarrant County Bar Association, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Tarrant Count Bar Association CLE , Attorneys Handling Forcible Detainer Actions In Texas, 1987
  • Spoke and presented written materials for a seminar with 3 other faculty members. I spoke on liens on commercial projects, giving both the practical and legal aspects of commercial mechanic's liens in Texas. I first gave the presentation as part of a one day seminar in 1998 and continued to give the seminar with updated materials each year through 2008, Speaker, Commercial Liens on Private Projects; CLE Presentation, Lorman Education Services Construction Lien Law Seminars, Construction Industry, 1998
  • Presented insights about the construction activity in the Fort Worth Metroplex and predictions for growth in the coming year, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, The Panel on the Tarrant County Construction, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, 2006
  • Practical and legal requirements for locating, choosing, preparing and presenting experts in construction cases geared for the young practitioner, Speaker with written materials, The Successful Preparation and Use of Construction Experts, Basics Course in Texas Construction Law, Construction Law Section for the State Bar of Texas, Construction Industry, 2008


  • In the areas of Emenient Domain and Construction Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Top Attorney in Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2002
  • Construction, Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • The Texas Bar Foundation is a great asset to ou legaql communit and I am proud to be a Sustaining Fellow., Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Fellow
  • Elite 100 Attorney of Excellence, Fort Worth Business Press, 2003
  • 2012 Power Attorneys, Fort Worth Business Press, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Vice President, Colonial Hills Neighborhood Association, 2019
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, North Texas Chapter, Board of Directors 1994-1999; March of Dimes Fort Worth WalkAmerica, Chairman 1994 and 1995
  • TCU National Alumni Association, Board of Directors 2007-2009
  • TCU Lettermen’s Association, President 2001
  • United Way Campaign, Section Chairman 1989-1991, Division Chairman for Business & Industry West 1992-1996
  • TCU Clark Society, Chair 2005-2007, Board Member 1999-2007
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes North Central Texas, Board of Directors 1988-1990, and Board of Directors and Executive Committee 1991-2001, Board of Directors 2006 to present
  • TCU Fort Worth Alumni Chapter, Co-Chair of Board of Directors 1991-1993, Board Member 1991-2001
  • Christ Chapel Bible Church, Member 2008 to present
  • University Baptist Church, Deacon, 1980 to 2008, past Vice Chairman

Industry Groups

  • Construction Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Eminent Domain
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Office Location for Richard W. Wiseman

420 Throckmorton St
Suite 1210
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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