San Antonio Attorney
Richard J. Reynolds, III, Esq.
Richard J. Reynolds, III (av), born Glen Ridge, New Jersey, December 2, 1951; admitted to bar 1978, Texas; also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, Texas Christian University (B.A., 1974); legal education, St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., 1978). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Member: San Antonio and American (Member, Section on Tort and Insurance Practice) Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; William S. Sessions Inns of Court.
Richard is the firm’s Managing Partner. Additionally, he heads the firm’s Professional Liability Section, with a substantial portion of his practice devoted to the representation of lawyers, accountants, financial, and insurance professionals. Based on considerable experience in the defense of toxic tort and environmental claim litigation, he continues to handle selected matters in those areas as well.
Richard is a graduate of Texas Christian University (B.A., 1974) and St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., 1978). He has also been selected by his peers as among the Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers in Texas®, and Best Lawyers in San Antonio in Scene in S.A. magazine, for his expertise in Professional Liability-Defense. During his career, he has tried in excess of 100 matters, both jury and non-jury, the vast majority of which have been jury trials. Subject matters have ranged from automobile and premises liability to toxic tort and product liability, insurance disputes and bad faith and a variety of professional liability matters. Some of these include:
Successful defense in jury trial of suit by former clients against accounting firm over preparation of estate tax return and over failure to take 2032(a) election.
Successful defense in non jury proceeding in United States District Court of claim against accounting firm alleging that reclassification by accountants of alleged loans to an equity position in corporation in which plaintiff was a principal resulted in losses to plaintiff of in excess of $5 million when corporation went through bankruptcy.
Representation of attorney who brought suit against client for substantial fees owed as the result of several prior representations. Former client counterclaimed for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. Jury returned verdict in favor of attorney on all issues including recovery of all fees incurred in prosecution and defense of action.
Successful defense of attorney in jury trial against claims by former clients of negligence and malpractice in alleged mishandling of underlying construction litigation.
Successfully defended insurance broker in jury trial against claims of negligence by former client who was underinsured for theft loss associated with commercial jewelry business.
Successful defense of asbestos manufacturer in jury trial against claims brought by multiple former insulators.
Obtained dismissals of three (3) suits against attorneys from other states brought in Texas on jurisdictional grounds, none of the three of which were refilled in the respective attorneys’ home states.