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Admitted: Texas, 1982
Law School: J.D., 1982, Texas Tech University School of Law; Member, Board of Barristers
College: Bachelor of Arts, 1979, with honors, The University of Texas at Arlington; Member, Alpha Chi Honor Society
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Practice Areas: White Collar Criminal Defense
Richard Roper focuses his litigation practice on white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, SEC enforcement, and commercial litigation. His practice also involves directing internal corporate investigations and representation in qui tam litigation, antitrust matters, environmental criminal matters, and complex immigration matters. Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, he served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, leading an office of 93 attorneys covering 100 counties, including the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, in criminal and civil affirmative and defensive matters. During his career, he has personally prosecuted more than 150 jury trials involving a broad range of matters from major white-collar crime (including securities, tax, bank, and healthcare fraud), to narcotics and money laundering matters, to capital murder.
Richard is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Firm Members: Richard Phillips, Jr. Marc Klein Tamara Jones Charles Lestage William Banowsky Greg Curry Adrienne Dominguez Richard Cookingham Jennifer Ecklund James Heinlen Brett Rector Jasmine Wynton