Rich Phillips focuses his practice on appellate matters. He has represented a variety of clients in appeals before Texas courts of appeal, the Texas Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He has orally argued cases in the Fort Worth Court of Appeals and the Dallas Court of Appeals.
Rich provides trial support, including preparing dispositive motions, the jury charge, and post-trial motions. He also assists clients in evaluating potential appellate issues. Additionally, he maintains a trial docket focused on commercial disputes (including securities class actions). He also represents both landowners and condemning authorities in eminent domain cases.
Rich is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is active in appellate organizations. He is an associate editor of The Appellate Advocate, published by the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is currently a member of the council of the Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section. He is also a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.