Richard W. Crews

Richard W. Crews

Partner

Richard has been actively engaged in a varied and extensive trial practice for more than 40 years. His general civil litigation experience not only includes defense of personal injury claims, but also the trial of commercial and business disputes, defense of fiduciary claims, representation of automobile manufacturers, defense of designers and manufacturers of seat belts, airbags, child seats and other automotive components. He has also defended pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, doctors, hospitals, and attorneys in professional liability claims. He has tried cases involving wills and estates, oil and gas disputes, and represented banks and trust companies.

Throughout his career, Richard has been both active in his profession and recognized by his peers. As a young lawyer he was recognized as Nueces County’s “Outstanding Young Lawyer.” Having been repeatedly selected for listing in The Best Lawyers in America©, he was recently selected as 2018’s Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Corpus Christi. He is an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), served two terms on that organization’s National Board of Directors and twice served as President of the Corpus Christi Chapter. He was appointed to serve on the Attorney Admissions Committee for the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas, serving as the committee’s chairman for six years. He has been named to Texas Super Lawyers® for fifteen consecutive years, is rated “AV Preeminent®” by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected to membership in the Litigation Counsel of America. Further, he has been named to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, South Texas Region and was selected as a Master of the Reynaldo Garza’s Chapter of American Inns of Court. He remains active in numerous and civic and professional organizations.

Telephone: 361.866.8034
Fax: 361.866.8039
rcrews@hdbdlaw.com
800 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Suite 2000, North Tower
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
    Texas Tech University, J.D. 1972
    Texas Christian University, B.A. 1969
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    Texas
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Honors & Awards
    • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
    Texas Super Lawyers® by Thompson Reuters (2003-2017)
    • Selected as Master, American Inns of Court – Reynaldo Garza Chapter
    • Certified "Advocate Status, American Board of Trial Advocates" (ABOTA)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White, Inc. (2006-2019)
    • Corpus Christi "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White, Inc., 2016
    • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Professional Affiliations & Activities
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association - Member, Former State Board Member and Committee Chair
    • President, Nueces County Young Lawyers Association
    • Corpus Christi Bar Association - Director, Committee Chair
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel - Member, Former Director
    • State Bar of Texas - Past Director
    • Texas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
    • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
    • American Bar Association - Member active in Trial & Insurance Practice Section
    • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
    • ABOTA Corpus Christi Chapter - Former President, National Director
    • CLE Speaker/Course Instructor for State Bar of Texas
    • Coastal Bend Blood Center - Chairman of the Board, present

"I think the court room is where trial lawyers make certain that even the quiet voice of reason can be heard clearly."

Richard is active in a number of civic and professional organizations. His hobbies include salt water fly fishing, biking, and golf.