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About Richard

I am the President and CEO of my law firm, which I founded in 1976. Our firm represents those injured in accidents, both on the job and otherwise. Throughout the years we have built our reputation by fighting for the rights of individuals that are being denied their benefits or those who need assistance in obtaining a just resolution of their claim. Our main office is in Austin, Texas, and we have a branch office in McAllen, Texas. For more information on the firm visit our website at www.rpenalaw.com. I am the past President of the State Bar of Texas as well as past President of the American Bar Foundation and the Travis County Bar Association. I have been on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association (ABA), led the Texas legal delegation to the ABA, and have been chair of the Texas Bar Foundation. I, and my firm, have the highest rating (AV), by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory which is reserved for a small percentage of selected attorneys in the U.S. In March of 1973, I left on the last planes out of VIetnam, at the end of the Vietnam War. I had been drafted after my first year of law school. Soon to be published is a book, which I co-authored with John Hagan, titled, Last Plane Out of Saigon.

work Experience

President/CEO
Law Offices of Richard Pena, P.C.
Jan. 1, 1997 - Current

school Education

University of Texas School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1976
No accolades provided

University of Texas System, Austin
BA - Bachelor of Arts
-
No accolades provided

bookmark Awards

Difference Makers Award
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
2010
Distinguished Lawyer Award
Austin Bar Association
2007
Eisenhower Achievement Award
People To People Ambasador Program
2006
Legal Service Award for Texas,
Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas
2001
Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer
Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas
1989
Presidential Citations
State Bar of Texas
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Who's Who in American Law
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AV Rating
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group Associations

State Delegate
American Bar Association
2002 -

Nominating Committee
American Bar Association
2000 -

House of Delegates
American Bar Association
1998 -

President
American Bar Foundation
2008 - 2010

Board of Governors
American Bar Association
2007 - 2010

Vice President
American Bar Foundation
2006 - 2006

Chair
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
2005 - 2006

Chair
American Bar Association, Immigration Commission
2004 - 2005

Executive Committee
American Bar Association Conference of State Delegates
2002 - 2002

Executive Council
National Conference of Bar Presidents
2000 - 2003

Board of Directors
American Bar Foundation
2000 - 2012

Order of the Coif
University of Texas School of Law
1999 - 1999

President
State Bar of Texas
1998 - 1999

Chair
State Bar of Texas, James C. Watson Inn of Former Officers and Directors Section
1997 - 1998

Chair
Texas Bar Foundation
1996 - 1997

Trustee
Texas Bar Foundation
1994 - 1997

Master
American Inns of Court
1993 - 1994

Board of Directors
State Bar of Texas
1991 - 1994

President
Travis County Bar Association
1990 - 1991

President
Capital Area Mexican-American Lawyers
1984 - 1987

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