Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Richard B. Phillips, Jr. has been elected a member of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. He will begin his service to the board on June 1, 2016.
Phillips is a Partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office, and focuses his practice on appellate matters. He has represented a variety of clients in appeals before Texas courts of appeal, the Texas Supreme Court, several federal appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he maintains a trial docket focused on commercial disputes (including securities class actions), and he represents both landowners and condemning authorities in eminent domain cases.
Phillips 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 Secretary of the Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section, and also is a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
In addition to his involvement in professional organizations, Phillips is a founder of and contributor to the Texas Appellate Watch blog. He has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2013-2015) and Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (2007-2013).
The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of information, papers, photographs, and significant artifacts relating to the Supreme Court and the appellate courts of Texas. On behalf of the court, the Society acts as conservator for the judicial portrait collection, other paintings, and valued historic items belonging to the court. For more information, visit http://www.texascourthistory.org/.