Richard Price

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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 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.

Here's a condensed version of the history of  Richard C “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.

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 tradition 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, we survived the Y2K scare.  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.

Recognition and Honors

  • Master Credentialed Collaborative Attorney by Collaborative Divorce Texas, 2018 to 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 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

Bar Association Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Fellow
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County:   Founding Member and Co-Leader
  • 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
  • Member, District 7A Grievance Committee, 2001-2007.
  • Completed 1st Atticus Forum in Texas, 2000
  • Admitted to practice in Federal Courts for the Northern District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
M.S., Texas Christian University
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
A.A., Butler Community College

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

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Recommendations

  • A Site To Watch

    “Mr Price's calm, demeanor, his knowledge of the law, coupled with his ability to present calm in a storm, and direct the negotiations, was truly a site to watch.”
  • S.P. Recommends Richard Price

    “I just wanted to thank you for meeting with me to discuss my [situation]. Thank you for your advice. I believe you were right with respect to weighing the outcome with the stress! I truly appreciated your time.”
  • C.D. Recommends Richard Price

    “Thank you for everything you have done for me.”
  • D.D. Recommends Richard Price

    “I can't thank you enough for your efforts in getting me through the courthouse on my divorce. The resources of your office and your professional knowledge really pulled me through.”
  • D.C. Recommends Richard Price

    “Dick– I want to thank you for the courtesies you have extended me. As I indicated, through the use of ‘collaboration” my wife of 29 years and I have reached agreements that will allow our marriage to remain intact, hopefully forever.”
  • Highest Recommendation

    “I cannot say thank you enough for all his help. I can offer my highest recommendation to anyone who is facing divorce. This attorney really does care.”
  • R.T. Recommends Richard Price

    “I thank you very much for the manner in which you handled this entire problem – and your understanding and helpfulness.”
  • Easy To Work With

    “Mr. Price was very thorough in his research on my case. He presented every angle and really thought of ideas that I never considered. He is very easy to work with and has a kind personality.” - Anonymous - 5/13/13
  • J.P. Recommends Richard Price

    “Thank you so much for helping me….Words can't express how much I appreciate your help.”
  • C.P. Recommends Richard Price

    “This is just a small card but it contains a huge ‘THANK YOU' for all of your hard work that you have done for me. Your kindness has been overwhelming and very helpful to me in my recovery. I never expected to meet someone like you but I feel very blessed to have you on my side. I wish there were...
  • T.L. Recommends Richard Price

    “Thank you so much for all your help. [My son] and I both are so grateful to you and feel you are truly a blessing from God. For us it is a wonderful feeling to know there is someone who is willing to help us. If it had not been for you I don't know what we would do. Thank you so much for all you...
  • E.B. Recommends Richard Price

    “Thanks for your help and support Dick – I'm looking forward to my new life.”
  • D.W. Recommends Richard Price

    “Thank you so much for helping me through the child custody hearing, you are a life saver. I will definitely use and recommend you for any of mine and my friends' needs.”
  • G.S. Recommends Richard Price

    “Thank you so much for your help & understanding during my divorce. … I hope you know how much I appreciate your support. I feel cared for by you both. Thank you so much.”
  • P.C. Recommends Richard Price

    “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you, and your office, have done for me and my son. You cannot know how grateful I am for the opportunity to provide a better life for [my son].”
  • J.K., Fort Worth Recommends Richard Price

    “I hope we have concluded this rather nasty matter to an acceptable degree for our clients. I think both of us would have had a very difficult time if this matter had gone to trial. It was only through your determination that we have one more negotiating session that we were able to conclude the ...
  • R.G. Recommends Richard Price

    “I just wanted to thank you for the timeliness, professionalism and compassion with which you handled my divorce. As I said previously, I am certain you have probably seen it all before, yet you still managed to make my situation feel personal.
  • S.M., San Diego Recommends Richard Price

    “Thank you for processing the paperwork and finally getting this matter concluded. I thank you for your efforts, courtesy, and cooperation throughout this matter, especially given the geographical differences and the differing state laws in the domestic relations area. I am sure that having out o...
  • G.S., Fort Worth Recommends Richard Price

    “I have referred a number of people to you over the past couple of years….I will always be grateful for the professional and kind way you handled my sister's case during a truly difficult time for the whole family. I will continue to refer business your way because I respect the kind of attorney ...
  • E.E. Recommends Richard Price

    “Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help my family. If ever I need counsel again the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, I would be pleased if you would represent me or my family. Thanks again.”
  • C. & F. C. Recommends Richard Price

    “Just a note of thanks for all your help with our legal matters as well as our financial situation.”
  • Very Efficient

    “He listens and consults with what you and your love ones in mind. He is very efficient and does not extend the process to gain extra fees.”
  • K.M. Recommends Richard Price

    “I can't find the right words to express my gratitude towards you for helping me on my divorce case. But a thank you so much I hope means a lot to you. I know God will provide to you with his blessing…”
  • M.A. Recommends Richard Price

    “Read the article about you in the Star Telegram. Congratulations!”
  • Best Interest At Heart

    “It was very nice to work with someone who cared about the way the divorce was handled and had mine and my family's best interest at heart.”
  • R.D. Recommends Richard Price

    “Thank you so much for all of your help – and many thanks for your understanding & generosity!”
  • A.E. Recommends Richard Price

    “Sincere thanks for your extra effort put forth in our business relationship – it was deeply appreciated.”
  • R.B. Recommends Richard Price

    “Thanks for your help and your patience. I know you gave me more than I paid for.”

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