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Richard Weaver

  • Managing Member

Mr. Weaver, the Principal Attorney at The Weaver Law Firm, is double Board Certified in residential real estate law and commercial real estate law. Mr. Weaver enjoys helping clients in a wide range of real estate matters. Individuals and businesses trust Mr. Weaver to help in matters pertaining to real estate disputes and transactions. Mr. Weaver was honored to serve the State of Texas after the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and the Texas Department of Transportation engaged Mr. Weaver as a testifying expert.

News outlets including but not limited to ABC 13 Houston, the Washington Post, and the Houston Chronicle interview Mr. Weaver for his opinions on legal matters due to his experience. The Annual List of Top Attorneys published by Thomson Reuters has continuously recognized Richard Weaver on their list. Thomson Reuters and Texas Monthly have continuously named Mr. Weaver as a “Super Lawyer” in their Top Attorneys publication, a distinction that is afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state of Texas.

Real Estate Litigation Experience

Represent clients in real estate, construction and commercial litigation. Litigation matters include but are not limited to title disputes; suits to quiet title; trespass to try title; contractual disputes; real estate agent breach of fiduciary duty matters; invalid and fraudulent lien removal; suits to partition; adverse possession; judicial foreclosures; condemnation; lis pendens removal; boundary disputes; disputes related to the non-disclosure of defects to real property; homeowner association disputes including deed restriction violation matters and assessment conflicts; commercial lease rights and obligations; and financing disputes.

Real Estate Transactional Experience

Transactional matters include but are not limited to closing document preparation and review for title companies like Stewart Title and Fidelity National Title; acquisition, financing and disposition of real property; draft purchase and sale agreements; seller financing documents; review and consult on real estate closing documents; prepare and consult on commercial lease agreements; wrap-around agreements; post-foreclosure real property redemption; executory contract preparation; pre- closing due diligence including zoning, environmental, land use restrictions, and property condition; prepare and file mechanic’s and materialman’s liens; variances; easements: creation, maintenance, termination and enforcement; prepare and interpret restrictive covenants.

Relevant Engagements

Successfully defended Executor in jury trial on claims related to breach of fiduciary duty as the result of real property transfers and estate management.

Successfully defended general contractor at trial related to alleged construction defect claims on residential property remodel.

Successfully prosecuted claims at trial in trespass to try title lawsuit with award of partition of real property.

Successfully prosecuted claims at trial on behalf of real property owner against general contractor for breach of contract and construction defects to commercial property.

Successfully defended real estate developer in $7,000,000.00 claim opposite of real estate agent and broker.

Successfully represented real estate developer defending against mold injury claim.

Successfully defended real estate investor in wrongful death lawsuit related to swimming pool incident occurring on real estate rental property.

Represent seller of unimproved commercial property with radio transmitting antennas and towers in real estate transaction valued in excess of $6,000,000.00.

Represent Buyer in $50,000,000.00 real estate transaction involving purchase of Texas ranch with mineral interests.

Represented Buyers and Sellers in hundreds of real estate transactions.

Prepared and/or reviewed hundreds of real estate closing documents.

Represented clients and negotiated easement agreements.

Represented clients in deed restriction violation cases.

Assisted and facilitated purchase of real property from governmental entity to individual. Monitor potential sale of real property between state, municipality and county. Successfully change classification of land usage from residential to commercial.

Argued before tax assessor’s office on behalf of landowners for reduction of appraised property value and taxes.

Participated in eminent domain process from arguing and presenting evidence before Commissioner’s Court and to appeal with County Court at Law.

Attended and addressed City of Deer Park City Council related to Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction.

Attended and addressed Houston City Council related to land usage and development.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Member, South Texas College of Law, Mock Trial Varsity Team
    • Honors: Best Speaker, Gallagher, Lewis, Downey & Kim - Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: Undefeated Team, Advanced Civil Litigation - Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: Q-Finalist, Gallagher, Lewis, Downey & Kim - Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: Q-Finalist, Garland R. Walker - Mock Trial Competition
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.A.
    • Major: English / Professional Writing

Published Works

  • Texas A&M study questions safety of drivers using voice-to-text technology., Financial Content, 2014
  • Car accident preparation in Texas can reduce risk of legal issues., US Politics Today, 2014
  • Cruise vacations are not always an adventure to paradise., Financial Content, 2013
  • Fewer Texas motorcycle accident fatalities in 2012., Digital Journal, 2013
  • "Invading Nicaragua: An Analysis of an Investment Opportunity" (Co-Author), Houston Commerce Magazine (Houston, Texas), March, 2004
  • Cover Story: Interview with Massey Villarreal., Houston Commerce Magazine (Houston, Texas), April, 2004
  • Keeping Safety Afloat on Texas Waterways, Hometown News [Waco], 1999

Honors and Awards

  • HYLF, Lifetime Fellow
  • Super Lawyers, by Texas Super Lawyers – Thomson Reuters
  • Awarded: AV Preeminent Rating® - Judicial Edition (Highest possible rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • HYLF, Trustee, Board of Trustees
  • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Galleria Chamber of Commerce, Past Member, Economic Development Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Houston’s First Baptist Church, Member and Volunteer Leader

Languages

  • Spanish

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified – Residential Real Estate Law
  • Board Certified – Commercial Real Estate Law
Board Certified | Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law

Interviewed By:

Houston Chronicle
Univision Logo
The Washington Post
abc | 13 | Eyewitness News

Recognized By:

Super Lawyers

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Construction Defects
  • Commercial Litigation

Richard Weaver

  • Managing Member

Mr. Weaver, the Principal Attorney at The Weaver Law Firm, is double Board Certified in residential real estate law and commercial real estate law. Mr. Weaver enjoys helping clients in a wide range of real estate matters. Individuals and businesses trust Mr. Weaver to help in matters pertaining to real estate disputes and transactions. Mr. Weaver was honored to serve the State of Texas after the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and the Texas Department of Transportation engaged Mr. Weaver as a testifying expert.

News outlets including but not limited to ABC 13 Houston, the Washington Post, and the Houston Chronicle interview Mr. Weaver for his opinions on legal matters due to his experience. The Annual List of Top Attorneys published by Thomson Reuters has continuously recognized Richard Weaver on their list. Thomson Reuters and Texas Monthly have continuously named Mr. Weaver as a “Super Lawyer” in their Top Attorneys publication, a distinction that is afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state of Texas.

Real Estate Litigation Experience

Represent clients in real estate, construction and commercial litigation. Litigation matters include but are not limited to title disputes; suits to quiet title; trespass to try title; contractual disputes; real estate agent breach of fiduciary duty matters; invalid and fraudulent lien removal; suits to partition; adverse possession; judicial foreclosures; condemnation; lis pendens removal; boundary disputes; disputes related to the non-disclosure of defects to real property; homeowner association disputes including deed restriction violation matters and assessment conflicts; commercial lease rights and obligations; and financing disputes.

Real Estate Transactional Experience

Transactional matters include but are not limited to closing document preparation and review for title companies like Stewart Title and Fidelity National Title; acquisition, financing and disposition of real property; draft purchase and sale agreements; seller financing documents; review and consult on real estate closing documents; prepare and consult on commercial lease agreements; wrap-around agreements; post-foreclosure real property redemption; executory contract preparation; pre- closing due diligence including zoning, environmental, land use restrictions, and property condition; prepare and file mechanic’s and materialman’s liens; variances; easements: creation, maintenance, termination and enforcement; prepare and interpret restrictive covenants.

Relevant Engagements

Successfully defended Executor in jury trial on claims related to breach of fiduciary duty as the result of real property transfers and estate management.

Successfully defended general contractor at trial related to alleged construction defect claims on residential property remodel.

Successfully prosecuted claims at trial in trespass to try title lawsuit with award of partition of real property.

Successfully prosecuted claims at trial on behalf of real property owner against general contractor for breach of contract and construction defects to commercial property.

Successfully defended real estate developer in $7,000,000.00 claim opposite of real estate agent and broker.

Successfully represented real estate developer defending against mold injury claim.

Successfully defended real estate investor in wrongful death lawsuit related to swimming pool incident occurring on real estate rental property.

Represent seller of unimproved commercial property with radio transmitting antennas and towers in real estate transaction valued in excess of $6,000,000.00.

Represent Buyer in $50,000,000.00 real estate transaction involving purchase of Texas ranch with mineral interests.

Represented Buyers and Sellers in hundreds of real estate transactions.

Prepared and/or reviewed hundreds of real estate closing documents.

Represented clients and negotiated easement agreements.

Represented clients in deed restriction violation cases.

Assisted and facilitated purchase of real property from governmental entity to individual. Monitor potential sale of real property between state, municipality and county. Successfully change classification of land usage from residential to commercial.

Argued before tax assessor’s office on behalf of landowners for reduction of appraised property value and taxes.

Participated in eminent domain process from arguing and presenting evidence before Commissioner’s Court and to appeal with County Court at Law.

Attended and addressed City of Deer Park City Council related to Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction.

Attended and addressed Houston City Council related to land usage and development.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Member, South Texas College of Law, Mock Trial Varsity Team
    • Honors: Best Speaker, Gallagher, Lewis, Downey & Kim - Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: Undefeated Team, Advanced Civil Litigation - Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: Q-Finalist, Gallagher, Lewis, Downey & Kim - Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: Q-Finalist, Garland R. Walker - Mock Trial Competition
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.A.
    • Major: English / Professional Writing

Published Works

  • Texas A&M study questions safety of drivers using voice-to-text technology., Financial Content, 2014
  • Car accident preparation in Texas can reduce risk of legal issues., US Politics Today, 2014
  • Cruise vacations are not always an adventure to paradise., Financial Content, 2013
  • Fewer Texas motorcycle accident fatalities in 2012., Digital Journal, 2013
  • "Invading Nicaragua: An Analysis of an Investment Opportunity" (Co-Author), Houston Commerce Magazine (Houston, Texas), March, 2004
  • Cover Story: Interview with Massey Villarreal., Houston Commerce Magazine (Houston, Texas), April, 2004
  • Keeping Safety Afloat on Texas Waterways, Hometown News [Waco], 1999

Honors and Awards

  • HYLF, Lifetime Fellow
  • Super Lawyers, by Texas Super Lawyers – Thomson Reuters
  • Awarded: AV Preeminent Rating® - Judicial Edition (Highest possible rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • HYLF, Trustee, Board of Trustees
  • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Galleria Chamber of Commerce, Past Member, Economic Development Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Houston’s First Baptist Church, Member and Volunteer Leader

Languages

  • Spanish

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified – Residential Real Estate Law
  • Board Certified – Commercial Real Estate Law
Board Certified | Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law

Interviewed By:

Houston Chronicle
Univision Logo
The Washington Post

Recognized By:

Super Lawyers

Contact Me

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Construction Defects
  • Commercial Litigation