"My ideal client is one who can distinguish a lawyer’s bluster from true passion and see the value of honesty and integrity."
At the most basic level, it is fundamentally important for an attorney to understand the client’s case. Perhaps equally important, however, is to understand the other side’s case.
That’s why Richard Rohan gets inside the thought process of the opposing players, from principals to attorneys. This gives him the foresight to anticipate their next move and handle what’s likely to happen next.
His clients often find him pushing hard on his own case’s weakest spots and finding flaws with what might have seemed an invulnerable position. By preparing for the worst-case scenario, he’s ready for the opposition’s strongest argument. Given his closeness to the case, he’s in the best position to do so and often discovers the other side hasn’t discovered many of the issues that he has.
It’s this desire to be unflinchingly honest that contributes to his success. Richard fights with integrity, ensuring his clients’ business objectives drive his strategy because that’s what clients want.
Richard finds satisfaction knowing that his clients can trust his judgment, counsel, and advice in addition to his litigation skills. From entrepreneurial start-ups to large corporations, the value he places on building lasting client relationships fosters a sense of loyalty on both sides.
Succeeded in persuading the Supreme Court of Texas to strike down Tarrant County prison chaplaincy program as violating the First Amendment Establishment Clause.
Oil and Gas
Obtained unanimous jury verdict requiring oil and gas producer to offer $40 million-interest in producing property to client pursuant to Area of Mutual Interest Clause.
Successfully defended attorney and law firm from malpractice claims arising out of real estate transactions involving Dallas design district.
Successfully defended AmLaw 100 firm against claims of malpractice arising out of pre- and post-petition bankruptcy representation.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of appraisal district against claims of breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, and tortious interference in connection with software development agreement.
Successfully defended corporation in arbitration against claim for earn-out payments following asset sale of telephone directory business.
Supreme Court of Texas
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Harvard Law School
J.D., cum laude, 1984
A.B., cum laude, 1981
San Antonio Court of Appeals Issues Important Opinion in Chesapeake Royalty Dispute, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, Special Oil and Gas Industry Edition, 2014.