Rick Freeman is a native Texas having been born and raised in Brazos County, Texas. After
graduating from Bryan High School, Rick attended Texas A&M University where he received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976, graduating with highest honors. He then attended the
University of Texas School of Law earning his J.D., graduating with honors.
Upon being licensed to practice law in 1979, Rick Freeman began his law practice as an
associate with the Law Office of Joe Colbert. In 1984, he became a partner in the firm.
He continued with the firm until 2001 when he opened his own law firm.
His practice over the last 22 years has been a trial practice. He has represented individuals
and small in businesses in matters involving litigation or threatened litigation. He has
gained a state-wide reputation as trial law expert. Rick is regularly requested to speak
on various legal topics with emphasis in the area of trial tactics and trial procedure.
He has served as a mentor to younger lawyers desiring to enter the trial practice, and
has also served as both teacher and judge on numerous occasions for the University of
Texas Trial Tactics classes.
Rick Freeman has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a
Personal Injury Trial Law specialist since 1986. Board Certified lawyers are considered
experts in their field of specialization. To become certified, a lawyer must prove his
expertise by showing his experience in the area of specialization, by recommendations from
lawyers in his field as well as lawyers and judges with whom he has had trials and by
passing a certification test. Fewer than 3 percent of all the attorneys in Texas are
Board Certified as Personal Injury Trial Law Specialists.
Rick Freeman has been extensively involved in the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. The
Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) is the statewide group of lawyers dedicated to
the representation of individuals and business entities that have been damaged as the
result of the acts of others. In addition to having been a member of the Board of Directors
of TTLA since 1986, Rick Freeman has held other leadership positions in the Association.
In 1994, Rick Freeman was elected president of the Association. He holds the distinction
of being the youngest person ever elected president of TTLA.
In addition to his extensive efforts with the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Rick has also
held positions in other law-related organizations. He has served as a member of the Pattern
Jury Charges committee and has been appointed to numerous law-related committees He has been
a member of the Board of Directors of the Travis County Litigation Section since 1997and has
served two terms as the Board's Secretary. He has also been extensively involved with the
Capitol Area Trial Lawyers Association, serving as a founding member of the organization and
executive committee member for a number of years. He has served on various committees of the
Travis County Bar Association over the years.
Rick has been extensively involved in the community. He has served as a founding board member
of Seaton Foundation, a foundation serving the interests of those with traumatic brain injuries.
In addition he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Austin Woods and Waters
Club. He has also served on numerous other committees involving the Austin and legal communities.
Rick presently serves as the General Counsel for the Travis County Sheriff's Officers Association.
In 1996 and again in 2001 he was recognized by the Association with the "President's Award,"
honoring him for his efforts on behalf of both the Association and individual deputies.
Rick Freeman prides himself on the providing personal representation to each of his clients –
whether they are an individual person, a family, a group or a business entity. It is the mission
of Rick Freeman P.C. to provide to each of its clients excellent legal representation and
personal, individualized service.
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