TEX-ABOTA Inc., the Texas chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, has named Richard A. Sayles, co-founder of the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner and acclaimed courtroom lawyer, “Trial Lawyer of the Year”.
During TEX-ABOTA’s recent board meeting in Houston, Mr. Sayles was selected for the honor, based on his work for clients in high-stakes and bet-the-company cases, and his dedication to the preservation of the American jury system. He will be recognized during an awards presentation during the TEX-ABOTA Annual Black Tie Dinner on October 16 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth.
Founded in 1958, ABOTA is one of the most respected trial lawyer groups in the nation. ABOTA and its affiliate members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
According to the article at Sayles Werbnerâ€™s web site, Mr. Sayles was quoted as saying: “Our firm has been fortunate to work on some pretty great cases this year, and I believe this honor is a reflection of the work we do together. To be selected by fellow lawyers whom I consider to be the best in the profession means more than I can say.”
Mr. Saylesâ€™ recent courtroom work includes a $1.67 billion verdict on behalf of a unit of Johnson & Johnson in an intellectual property trial over patents used to produce a popular arthritis medication. The verdict is the top U.S. verdict of last year and the biggest intellectual property verdict in history. His work also includes a $3.7 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Commil USA LLC against Cisco Systems Inc. in a dispute over wireless network technology.
Mr. Sayles is also named in The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Martindale Hubbell, among other listings of the country’s leading attorneys.
Sayles Werbner’s track record of success has earned the firm recognition among the top five “winningest” trial law firms in America by The National Law Journal. The firmâ€™s numerous victories have been profiled in national publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Sayles Werbner works with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individual clients.