Attorney Profiles
Richard D. Hayes 
Denton, Texas
Partner
phone 940-222-6565
800-768-1169
fax 866-576-2575
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RICHARD D. HAYES received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University (1975), his Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University (1976), and his law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law (1978). He served as a briefing attorney for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (1978-1979). He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law (1987-present). He is licensed to practice in all Texas Courts; the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; the Courts of Appeal for the 5th and 11th Circuits; and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Member: Denton County Bar Association (President 1994-1995), the State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Real Property Sections). He is the past County Chairman of the Denton County Republican Party (1996-2002) and served on the Boards of Directors of North Texas Savings & Loan Association, Jefferson Heritage Bank and Jefferson Heritage Mortgage Corporation, the Board of Regents of Texas Woman's University (1996-2002, appointed by Honorable George W. Bush) and the Denton County Elections Commission. He is Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Denton Chamber of Commerce (1994-1995), Past President of the Denton Kiwanis Club (1993-1994), served on the Project Cabinet of Vision for Denton--The 21st Century, and served on the Organizing Committee for the 24th and 25th Annual Texas Special Olympics. He is President and serves on the Board of Directors of the Oakpoint Water Control Improvement District No. 1. He is Vice-President of the Pachyderm Club of Denton County. He is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian and member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians (Third Vice-President 2009-2010). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North Texas State Fair Association, the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America (Council Commissioner 2007-2009) as an assistant to Scoutmaster of Troop 140, Denton, Texas, and on the Board of Directors of the Denton Public Schools Foundation. He practices in the areas of government, condemnation, real estate, construction, and civil trial litigation. He has been selected by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Construction Law
Condemnation
Eminent Domain
Business Law
Civil Law
Corporate Law
Litigation
Government Law
Certification/Specialties:
Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1984
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1982
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1984
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
Education:
St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1978
J.D.


Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, 1976
M.B.A.


Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 1975
B.B.A.


Representative Clients:
Northstar Bank of Texas
Kent Key Custom Homes, Inc.
Keystone Exploration, Ltd.
J & L Partners
Longhorn Council Foundation
Petroflex N.A., Ltd.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Denton Chamber of Commerce
President, 1994-1995, Board of Directors


Leadership Denton, Steering Committee
& Past President of Alumni Association


Denton County Bar Association, 1994 - 1995
Past Chairman


State Bar of Texas, Litigation and Real Property Sections
Member


Denton County Republican Party
County Chairman, 1996-2002


National Association of Parliamentarians
Professional Registered Parliamentarian


Texas State Association of Parliamentarians
Board of Directors &Third Vice-President, 2009 - present


Denton County Elections Commission


Denton Kiwanis Club
President, 1993 - 1994


Project Cabinet of Vision for Denton -- The 21st Century


24th and 25th Annual Texas Special Olympics
Organizing Committee


Denton Public Schools Foundation
Board of Directors


North Texas State Fair Association, 2005 - Present
Board of Directors


Orant Charities
Board of Directors


Past Employment Positions:
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Chief Judge, Briefing Attorney


Bexar County District Attorney's Office, Assistant Criminal District Attorney


Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Alpha Delta
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Office Locations

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, L.L.P

Denton Office:
512 West Hickory, Suite 100
Denton, Texas 76201
Directions
P: 940-387-3518
F: 940-383-4387

Gainesville Office:
209 W. California
Gainesville, Texas 76240
Directions
P: 940-668-6171
F: 940-612-4750