DALLAS – Texas Lawbook has named high-stakes trial attorney Richard A. “Dick” Sayles of Sayles Werbner to its Lions of the Texas Bar, an exclusive list of the state’s most respected and influential lawyers.

In a career spanning four decades, Sayles has tried more than 150 cases to verdict and won more than a dozen jury verdicts of at least $1 million. Equally known for his skill in commercial disputes, personal injury and patent litigation, Sayles has secured numerous record verdicts and settlements.

A 1974 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Houston Law School, Sayles credits much of his courtroom success to his mentor and fellow Lions of the Texas Bar honoree Jim Coleman.

“Jim taught us that if you’re a good lawyer you can try any case,” said Sayles. “It’s all about mastering skills in the courtroom. I’m honored to be in the presence of such great attorneys.”

Texas Lawbook created the profile series to identify elite Texas attorneys whose career accomplishments stand out in the Texas legal community. Sayles joins a group of 50 prominent Texas attorneys recognized by the publication, including Judge Royal Furgeson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas Nathan Hecht, personal injury lawyers Frank L. Branson and Walter Umphrey, former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward, and Judge Carolyn King.

Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Sayles was recently recognized as a top litigator in the nation by Benchmark Litigation and named among the Top 100 attorneys in Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area by Texas Super Lawyers. He also received a Lawyer of the Year honor for 2018 from The Best Lawyers in America.

Sayles Werbner maintains an international reputation as a proven trial law firm in complex business litigation, life-altering personal injury cases, and practically every type of case that requires courtroom expertise.