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Richard Pena

Accident & Injury, Employment, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Wills & Probate

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Richard Pena is president and CEO of the firm. He was elected by his peers to serve as the President of the State Bar of Texas from 1998-1999. He served as President of the American Bar Foundation and was on the Board of Governors for the American Bar Association. He is also past president of the Travis County Bar Association, former Chair of the Texas Bar Foundation, and former Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. He was a director to the State Bar of Texas and a State Delegate to the ABA. Richard has received three Presidential Citations from the State Bar of Texas for his meritorious service to the profession and has been selected a member of the prestigious American Inns of Court as well as receiving the Distinguished Lawyer Award presented by the Austin Bar Association in 2007. The Texas Bar Journal recognized him as 1 of 20 "trailblazers" in the February 2014 issue. He also was the recipient of the 2010 Difference Makers Award presented by the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. Richard is a national leader in the legal field, and is active in the American Bar Association, where he led the Texas Delegation to the ABA. He has also been active in the American Bar Foundation, where he was previously on the Board of Directors. Recently he served as Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, which is the preeminent attorney group in the country with membership limited to one third of one percent (1/3 of 1%) of the lawyers in America. Richard has been on the Advisory Board of People to People Ambassadors Program and has led Delegations of Texas and U.S. Lawyers to numerous countries including, Turkey, South Africa, China, Tibet, Cuba, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Israel, and Brazil. He was also Chair of a U.S.-Russian Joint Conference on the Rule of Law in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2006 he received the Eisenhower Achievement Award from the program. Richard's trip to Egypt was featured in an article in the Austin American-Statesman as well as in the Austin Business Journal. He is currently Special Assistant for Legal Program Travel to Academic Travel Abroad.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
My Office makes a difference in our clients lives daily. We represent mainly individuals who are injured, at work and otherwise. In our Workers’ Compensation cases, normally the insurance company is denying either their medical treatment or weekly checks. This causes high stress for the clients and we are here to get them what they are entitled to.

How did you build a successful practice?
We build our practice one client at a time. Our office has been helping clients in need for over 40 years. Most of our referrals come from other lawyers or former clients. As I am a past President of the State Bar of Texas as well as the Austin Bar Association, my reputation has fueled our practice. I, and my firm, are also rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory indication a “very High to Preeminent” reputation for legal ability.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
A lawyer who is knowledgeable in the area they are searching for and the client must feel confident in the representation.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
It is a factor, but the overriding factor should be knowledge of the practice area.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
We can evaluate the case and determine if we can help the potential clients and let them know or give them alternatives.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
Name, telephone number, email, and locality of where the claimant lives.

Are you involved in your community?
es. I have been the Chair of the City of Austin’s Homeless Task Force and on the Board of Directors of the Center for Battered Women.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Richard Pena PCAustin, TXPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Texas School of LawJ.D. Law School1976  
University of Texas, AustinBachelorsN/A
State / Court Date
Texas1976
  • American Bar Association | State Delegate | 2002 - Present
    American Bar Association | Nominating Committee | 2000 - Present
    American Bar Association | House of Delegates | 1998 - Present
    American Bar Foundation | President | 2008 - 2010
    American Bar Association | Board of Governors | 2007 - 2010
  • President, State Law of Texas l 1998 - 1999
    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 Ambassador Program | 2006
    Legal Service Award for Texas, | Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas | 2001
    Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer | Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas | 1989
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(1976) Licensed as Attorney in Texas. Verified with Texas State Bar.September 23, 2019

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Service Type: Private

Language: Spanish

Update Date: 2018-05-10

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2211 South IH-35
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78741
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