(281) 341-0077

Richard L. Tate

Richard L. Tate



(281) 341-0077

Preparation is key to accurate and successful representation. I learned this practice from mentors I was lucky to have during the early years of my career. I feel honored and duty-bound to pass their lessons on to the attorneys and staff here.

Our clients deserve the best representation. This firm was founded on the idea that we can make a difference for those in our community who need help. That is why I love coming to work every day. I make a difference. As a lawyer, I am zealous in my pursuit for the best for our clients.


  • The University of Houston School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, MAF, 1974
  • Pan American University, B.A., 1972


  • Certified Mediator


  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • New York

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters (2007-2019)
  • Harold Kleinman Award, Texas Access to Justice Foundation (2019)
  • Public Sector Achievement Award, University of Houston Law Alumni Association (2013)
  • Arthur von Briesen Award, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, Chicago (2012)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member (2011)
  • Good Apple Award, Texas Appleseed (2004)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Chairman, Board of Directors (1997-present)
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation