B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1994
J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1998


Named "Texas Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, 2012, 2015 - 2017

AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011-2016

Recognized as one of the  2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Commercial Litigation Law by The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Martindale Hubbell,  and National Law Journal

Selected as one of Texas' Top Rated Lawyers for 2013 and 2014 in Business and Commercial Litigation by Legal Leaders Magazine

Richard Wallace


Mr. Wallace focuses his practice in the area of commercial, business, and intellectual property litigation and oil and gas. His clients range from Fortune 500 Companies to small and medium size businesses.

Representative Matters

Obtained a Permanent Injunction against a former employee for violations of a noncompete agreement and theft of trade secrets case. All My Sons Moving & Storage of Dallas, Inc. v. Adam Salazar, No. 09-17398(68th Dist. Ct., Dallas, Tex., Apr. 14th, 2010)

Obtained a judgment in a sophisticated futures trading ponzi scheme case. Walter L. Farrington, III, et al. v. CRW Management LP, et al., No. 08-15144 (14th Dist. Co., Dallas County, Tex., Feb. 5th, 2009)

Obtained a Permanent Injunction against three former employees for violations of a covenant not to compete, appropriation of trade secrets, and breach of employment contract. Allied Waste Industries, Inc. v. Earl Bell, et al., No. 07-01060 (44th Dist. Ct., Dallas County, Tex., May 21st, 2007)

Obtained a Permanent Injunction against a jewelry manufacturer for copyright infringement. Barse & Co., Inc. v. Star Tex Imports, L.P., No. 3:04-CV-835-BD (N.D. Texas Mar. 28th, 2006)

Successfully obtained a Temporary Restraining Order, and successfully defeated a competing Temporary Restraining Order and Temporary Injunction in a complex franchise dispute. Jantt Corporation, et al. v. Pirtek USA, LLC, et al., No. 05-011411 (298th Dist. Ct., Dallas County, Tex., Nov. 10th, 2005)

As lead Counsel for a Chapter 7 Trustee, assisted in recovering monies for the estate, and significantly reducing claims against the estate, resulting in a distribution to creditors. In re: Reitlom, Inc., et al. No. 01-38730-SAF-7 (Bankr. N.D. Tex 2005)

Obtained a judgment against a former business partner of a client for fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation. Brooks, et al. v. Shevlin, et al., No. 366-2242-01 (366th Dist. Ct., Collin County, Tex., May 1st, 2003)

Obtained a Temporary Injunction against a former employee for violations of a covenant not to compete, appropriation of trade secrets, and breach of employment agreement. Wellington, Wells & Associates, Inc. et al. v. Lindquist & Trudeau, Inc., et al., No. 01-04343-E (101st Dist. Ct., Dallas County, Tex., Apr. 4th, 2002)

Successfully overturned a judgment against an industrial machine manufacturer. John Hendley v. Red River Machinery, Inc. et al., No. GNO-00205 (53rd Dist. Ct., Travis County, Tex., Aug. 20th, 2002)

Seized an entire furniture store and warehouse, and had the merchandise sold at auction, in order to satisfy a judgment obtained on behalf of a client. Joe Sayklay, et al. v. Helena Wood, No DV-99-07401 (68th Dist. Ct., Dallas County, Tex., Nov. 4th, 1999)

Presented a Continuing Legal Education speech before the Dallas Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Section entitled Conflicts of Interest in the Entertainment Law Context on November 27th, 2001 

Reported Cases

Bench Company, Inc. v. Nations Rent of Texas, L.P., 133 S.W.3d 907 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2004, no pet.)

Scalini v. 2-The-Extreme, Inc., 10-04-00142-CV, 2004 WL 2830868 (Tex.App.-Waco Dec. 8th, 2004)

Callnet Communications, Inc. v. Emergency Alert Protection, Inc., 05-02-00692-CV, 2002 WL 31312696 (Tex.App.-Dallas October 16, 2002) 


  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections)
  • Dallas Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Admitted to Practice in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts (including Bankruptcy Districts) of Texas
  • DAYL Foundation Fellow

Articles & Authored Works

“CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN THE ENTERTAINMENT LAW CONTEXT" Presented for CLE credit at the Dallas Bar Association

“Personal Liability of Officers and Directors” Published in Dallas Bar Association's Headnotes May 2014.

Dallas Office

Ph (214) 706-4200
Fx (214) 706-4242
500 North Akard Street
Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75201