Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, P.C.
Dick Wiles defends physicians and health care providers in medical malpractice claims. He has tried more than 100 medical practice cases in state and federal courts. He also represents physicians in administrative proceedings before the Texas Medical Board. Dick also represents medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies in product liability cases. Dick is widely recognized for his excellence in medical malpractice and product liability defense. He receives many of his clients from insurance companies who have worked with him over the years and is also retained by individual physicians to represent them in healthcare liability or administrative matters.
Dick has made presentations to medical associations, physician groups and State Bar programs over the years, and authored a chapter on medical legal considerations in Patient Care in Plastic Surgery, a plastic surgery text. He has been recognized by his peers as an AV-rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell. Practicing law for over 40 years, Dick offers a breadth of experience and counsel in medical-related disputes. He has achieved the distinction of Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, he is a member of the National Academy of Jurisprudence, (formerly known as: American Academy of Trial Lawyers) and has previously served as a member of the Texas Medical Disclosure Panel. He is also a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Dallas Association of Defense Counsel and the Dallas Bar Association. Dick is a member of the same SMU law school class as Jerry Hiersche and Bill Hayward, and has been with HHDU since 2003. He received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1974, where he was selected for the Phi Alpha Phi honor society and served as Editor for the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. He previously earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in political science from the University of Houston and was a member of the Honors Program.
Bar Admissions Texas, 1974 Court Admissions U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas U.S. District Court Western District of Texas U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas Education Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D., 1974Law Journal: Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Editor, 1973 – 1974Phi Delta Phi Honor Society University of Houston, Houston, Texas, B.A., magna cum laude, 1971Major: Political Science
Recognized by Best Lawyers™ in America 2018 in the field of: Litigation Medical Malpractice