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Richard "Dick" Price

Attorney at Law

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Dick Price has practiced law in Tarrant County, Texas for over 35 years and is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and is a Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional. His wife is a former social worker who did custody investigations for Tarrant County Family Court Services. They have been married for over 30 years.

While Dick has never been divorced, he has been through hundreds of divorces with his clients. He believes in being an "Attorney and Counselor at Law" as part of his work. Mediation training has helped develop Dick's communication and listening skills which come in handy in every case. He is a good listener who is a strong advocate while maintaining a calm presence in court, in meetings, and in his office.

Dick believes being a peacemaker is one of the highest callings. Success is helping reach satisfactory solutions while minimizing the stress and destructiveness of the legal system.

A Condensed Version of the History of Dick Price's Law Practice

Dick's practice began as a general trial practice, handling many types of Family Law cases, Criminal cases, and Civil cases of various types. Over time, the practice narrowed its focus to Family Law and Criminal Law. Dick has been Board Certified as a Family Law Specialist since 1984. About 20 years ago, we stopped handling Criminal cases and switched to only Family Law.

“I help people get divorced peacefully without going to court.”

Mediation started being used in Texas in the 1980s. By the late 1980s, Dick noticed that most cases ended up settling -- mostly by the attorneys negotiating directly and some by using mediation. As attorneys and Judges started noticing how successful mediation was, it became more and more commonly used to settle cases without going to trial. During the 1980s and 1990s, Dick began studying more about how to get cases to settle, instead of the traditional focus on preparing everything for trial and incidentally trying to settle at the last minute. Why not focus on settlement from the beginning?

In 2000, some may remember we survived the Y2K scare (The world didn't come to an end!). It was also the year Dick discovered a new process to help parties resolve divorces peacefully out of court. It is known as Collaborative Law or Collaborative Divorce. Since then, we have been enthusiastic promoters of the process as a way to help people get divorced and avoid the stress, cost, delay, and public spectacles of litigation. In 2018, the second year it was available, Dick became recognized as Master Credentialed as a Collaborative lawyer.

What We Do Now: Our practice focuses on settling cases, determining and meeting our clients' needs and goals, using creativity, and being efficient with our clients' resources. Dick also acts as a Mediator for other people.

Outside of the Office: My wife and I like to travel. We have been to all 50 states and several foreign countries. We still have a lot of ground to cover. An unrealized dream is for us to be contestants on The Amazing Race TV show. Maybe someday!

For the more traditionally inclined, the following is a brief list of the professional honors, memberships, educational background, and activities of Richard C “Dick” Price.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

  • J.D. - The University of Texas School of Law, 1976

  • M.S. - Texas Christian University, 1973

    • Speech Communication

  • B.A. - The University of Texas at Austin, 1972

    • Government

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Texas Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Fellow

  • Collaborative Divorce Texas: Charter Member and former member of the Board of Trustees

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Collaborative Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, former Section Chair

  • International Academy of Lawyers for Divorce Over 50

  • American Bar Association

  • Tarrant County Bar Association

  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section, Co-Founder, 2012, and former Chair

  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Director, 1990-1992

  • District 7A Grievance Committee, Member, 2001-2007

  • Completed 1st Atticus Forum in Texas, 2000

Recognitions & Honors

  • Master Credentialed Collaborative Attorney by Collaborative Divorce Texas, 2018 to the current date

  • A Texas Super Lawyer, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009-2011, 2013-2020, according to Texas Monthly magazine

  • One of the Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, 2019-2020, according to U.S. News

  • A Top Lawyer in Fort Worth, 2003, 2005-2020, according to Fort Worth TX magazine

  • A Top Lawyer in Tarrant County, 2017 and 2018, according to 360 West magazine

  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, since 1984; Re-certified 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019

  • Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas; Member Since 1990

Speaking Engagements

Speaker at Continuing Legal Education Programs Sponsored by:

  • Collaborative Divorce Texas

  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association

  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution Section

  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section

  • Tarrant County Bench-Bar Conference

  • Tarrant County Women Lawyers Association

  • Parker County Bar Association

  • Dallas County Bar Association Collaborative Law Section

  • Texas AFCC Annual Conference, 2003

  • West Texas Legal Services and Northwest Texas Legal Services

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Guest Lecturer:

  • Texas Wesleyan (now Texas A&M) University Law School on Collaborative Law

  • Tarrant County College on the Texas Court System

  • Tarrant County Fort Worth Young Lawyers Association – Law School for Non-Lawyers on Family Law Issues

Volunteer Activities (Law Related)

  • Temporary Associate Judge in each of the family law courts in Tarrant County: the 231st, 233rd, 322nd, 324th, 325th, and 360th District Courts

  • Rules Committee for Tarrant County Family Courts, 1989-1991

  • Board of Directors of Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, 1st Vice President

  • Member and former Board member of Tarrant County Association of Mediators

  • Court-Appointed Mediator: 352nd District Court

  • Volunteer Mediator during Settlement Weeks

  • Volunteer Mediator at Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas

  • West Texas Legal Services, Private Attorney Involvement Project

  • Women's Advocacy Project, Legal Hotline Volunteer

Volunteer Activities (Community)

  • Fort Worth Jaycees, former Board Member

  • Project Business Consultant for middle school classes in the Fort Worth ISD

  • YMCA Baseball Coach, 9 seasons

  • Cub Scouts, former Den Leader and Assistant Packmaster

  • Boy Scouts, Former Scoutmaster of Troop 9

  • Classroom Volunteer at Alice Carlson elementary school, teaching Spanish, Speech and Debate, grades 1-5

  • Youth Sunday School Teacher, First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth