Richard W. Crews

Partner

Corpus Christi

361-866-8034
rcrews@hartlinebarger.com
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Richard Crews has been actively engaged in a varied and extensive trial practice for more than 50 years. His general civil litigation experience of over 150 trials not only includes the 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, brake manufacturers, tire manufacturers, 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 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) and twice served 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 over 20 consecutive years, is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected for 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 Chapter of American Inns of Court. He is a Life Fellow of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, and the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He remains active in numerous civic and professional organizations, maintains an active trial practice, and serves as the firm’s managing partner.

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1972
  • Texas Christian University, B.A., 1969

Bar + Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • 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
  • Chemical & Environmental
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences

Litigation Experience

  • Commercial 
  • Labor & Employment
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year Honoree
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thompson Reuters (2003-2023)
  • Selected as Master, American Inns of Court - Reynaldo Garza Chapter
  • Certified “Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates” (ABOTA)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White, Inc. (2006-2024)
  • 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
  • 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
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