Richard A. Sayles

Richard A. Sayles


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Sayles Werbner co-founder Richard A. “Dick” Sayles has tried more than 150 jury trials during four decades of trial practice. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, individuals or corporations, he thrives on the courtroom floor. Dick relies on his broad experience in both state and federal courts to handle cases involving defense of and claims against corporate directors and officers, securities claims, product liability and patent infringement suits, and high-stakes commercial litigation.

Representative Cases

In May 2011, Dick was part of a trial team that won very substantial patent infringement verdict in a case heard in the Marshall division of the Eastern District of Texas. The verdict was recognized in Texas Lawyer newspaper as one of the top 10 verdicts issued by Texas juries during 2011. In March 2015, Dick and other Sayles Werbner attorneys successfully presented the appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court

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Honors And Awards

Recognized in Chambers USA among the Leaders in Their Field in Commercial Litigation, 2014-present
Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a national legal organization with membership by invitation only
Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national legal organization with membership by invitation only

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Professional Background

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • State Bar of Texas
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University of Houston Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
Comment and Case Note Editor, University of Houston Law Review
Vanderbilt University, B.A.

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Speaking Engagements

Masters in Trial – A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation (2015)

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