Richard W. Wiseman focuses his practice on litigation in the areas of construction law, contracts and business, eminent domain, and real estate development. He is a Sustaining Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Charter Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. Mr. Wiseman was selected as the 2017 DFW Lawyer of the Year in Eminent Domain by The Best Lawyers in America. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2008-2016); listed as a Texas “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters (2004-2016); as an Elite 100 Attorney of Excellence by the Fort Worth Business Press (2002-2016); Top Attorney in Tarrant County by Fort Worth Texas Magazine (2002-2016); and named as a Power Attorney (1of 12), Fort Worth Business Press (2012).
Mr. Wiseman has served as Council Member (2003-2006), Treasurer (2006-2007), Secretary (2007-2008), Chair-elect (2008-2009) and Chair (2009-2010) of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section; Tarrant County Bar Association, Member, Director (2004-2006); Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, President (1980-1981); Fee Arbitration Committee of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Member (1990-1991, 1993-1995); Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee, U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, Member (1995-1998); Weaver & Tidwell Fort Worth Construction Advisory Board (2006-present).
Mr. Wiseman received his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin in 1976, and his B.B.A. cum laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1973 where he played football on athletic scholarship.
Mr. Wiseman is admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Speeches and Presentations:
Successful Collections Seminar, AZZ Incorporated, May 2011
Effects of Bankruptcy: Different Perspectives from Different Practices, Litigation Panel, FWTCYLA Annual Member CLE, August 2009
The Successful Preparation and Use of Construction Experts, CLE Presentation, Basics Course in Texas Construction Law, Construction Law Section for the State Bar of Texas, October 2008
Condemnation or Con”damn”ation; CLE Presentation, Tarrant County Bench Bar Conference XIV 2007
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, The Panel on the Tarrant County Construction Outlook: Perils and Profits, October 2006
Commercial Liens on Private Projects; CLE Presentation, Lorman Education Services Construction Lien Law Seminars, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008.