During more than three decades of trial practice, Richard "Dick" Sayles has tried approximately 200 jury trials on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He is widely recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in Texas, and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
As co-founder of the Dallas trial firm Sayles Werbner, Mr. Sayles draws on his broad experience in both state and federal courts to handle cases involving commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, defense of and claims against corporate directors and officers, securities law claims, and products liability cases, among many others. He was a member of the trial team recognized by The National Law Journal for winning the nation’s fifth largest jury verdict in 2011. His verdicts have been listed in this list multiple times. Mr. Sayles also has tried numerous securities arbitrations for plaintiffs and defendants.
In addition to being honored in the Texas Super Lawyers listing since 2003, he is recognized in the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list published by D Magazine and The Best Lawyers in America guide to the country’s top lawyers.
Sayles Werbner is celebrating its 20th year as one of the nation’s leading law firms with an informative brochure that highlights the firm’s history and accomplishments during the past two decades.
$63.8 Million Patent Infringement Win — Mr. Sayles helped client Commil USA win a $63.8 million patent infringement verdict against Cisco Systems in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The $63.8 million award eclipsed an earlier verdict of $3.7 million in the same action after Mr. Sayles successfully argued for a new trial based on prejudicial comments made by counsel for Cisco in the original trial.
Successful Hedge Fund Defense — Mr. Sayles helped client Exis Capital, a New York-based hedge fund, win a summary judgment motion on the eve of trial. Exis Capital and a co-defendant faced more than $3 billion in damages before Mr. Sayles convinced the court to drop all claims against his client.
Patent Infringement Defense Win — Mr. Sayles helped client Newegg Inc., the world's second-largest online retailer, successfully defend a patent infringement lawsuit where the plaintiff sought more than $40 million. The plaintiff sued eight different companies, with Mr. Sayles' client as the only defendant to go to trial before winning a take-nothing verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.