Stephen Richman's litigation practice focuses on defending liability claims for a variety of professionals including lawyers, insurance agents, real estate agents, and design professionals. He has also defended business owners against claims of copyright infringement concerning architectural drawings.
Stephen is also a member of the Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Group. He advises insurance companies, insurance agencies, and group purchasing organizations on regulatory issues ranging from interpretation of the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act, ERISA, the Texas Staff Leasing Act, and state anti-rebating statutes. Stephen has also assisted in responding to a public information request by the Texas Attorney General to prevent disclosure of proprietary and trade secret information and assisted a buyer-client in the acquisition of a Texas-based insurance agency.
- Negotiated exclusive marketing and sale agreement for high profile condominium complex on behalf of premier Dallas luxury real estate broker.
- Obtained take nothing judgment in favor of real estate attorney sued for negligence in drafting transaction documents following successful appeal; the appellate court found that the plaintiff had not presented sufficient evidence of proximate cause at trial to sustain the jury's verdict.
- Obtained no action finding of complaint filed against real estate brokerage and agent with Texas Real Estate Commission for unauthorized practice of real estate in Texas.
- Negotiated favorable settlement of DTPA, negligence, fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims against Texas insurance agency and individual agents filed in difficult venue.
- Assisted in obtaining no action finding of grievance filed against attorney with State Bar of Texas for professional misconduct.
- Obtained dismissal of numerous lawsuits filed against Texas licensed architects and engineers for failure to file Certificate of Merit as required by Section 150.002 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code.
- Assisted in obtaining favorable settlement of copyright infringement claim filed against business owner in federal court.
Professional and Community Activities
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- 2012-2013 Leadership Class
- 2013 Co-Chair of INroads Committee
- Dallas Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Speeches and Presentations
Stephen C. Richman, Uberrimae Fidei – Once Entrenched, Always Entrenched: The Third Circuit Joins the Majority in AGF Marine Aviation & Transport v. Cassin, But Is That Enough?, 33 TUL. MAR. L.J. 553 (2009).
- Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2010, Senior Business Editor: Tulane Maritime Law Journal
- Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2006, Political Science, magna cum laude
- Texas, 2010
- United States District Court Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas