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Dick R. Holland, born San Antonio, Texas, July 7, 1959; admitted to bar, 1985, Texas; 1986, New Mexico; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, Texas Tech University (B.S., 1981); legal education, Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 1985). Board Certified®: Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1991; Personal Injury Trial Law, 1994. Briefing Attorney, Seventh Court of Appeals, 1985-1986. Member: Ector County Bar Association; Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of New Mexico; American Bar Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association; American Board of Trial Advocates (Chapter President, 2007-2008). Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation. Oilfield Litigation; Trucking Litigation; Civil Trial Law; Insurance Litigation; Automobile Loss; Products Liability Law. E−Mail: Dick R. Holland




Shafer, Davis, O'Leary & Stoker is a Law Firm in Odessa, TX

Laws of Practice

General and Civil Litigation • Insurance Defense • Energy Law • Hospital Law • Governmental Entity Law • Medical and Professional Malpractice • Oilfield Litigation • Employment and Civil Rights Litigation • Products Liability • Personal Injury • Workers' Compensation • Appellate Practice

Address

Suite 201
Bank of America Building
700 North Grant Avenue
Odessa, TX 79761
P.O. Drawer 1552, Odessa, TX 79761
Ector County

Phone

Telephone: (432) 332-0893
Facsimile: 333-5002, 335-8329

Website

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS:

Travelers Insurance; AIG Insurance; Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; National American Insurance Company; Meadowbrook Insurance Company; Starr Indemnity; Great West Casualty Company; Germania Insurance Company; USAA Insurance Companies; ProSight Specialty Insurance Company; GEICO; Zurich Insurance Company; MetLife Insurance; Ector County Hospital District d/b/a Medical Center Hospital; City of Odessa; Odessa College.



SHAFER, DAVIS, O'LEARY & STOKER
A Professional Corporation
Telephone: (432) 332-0893
Facsimiles: (432) 333-5002, 335-8329
Website: www.shaferfirm.com
Suite 201, Bank of America Building
700 North Grant Avenue
P.O. Drawer 1552 (Z.C. 79760-1552)
ODESSA, TEXAS 79761
Telephone: (432) 695-6117
Facsimile: (432) 333-5002
1408 West Wall Street
MIDLAND, TEXAS 79701-6524
General and Civil Litigation • Insurance Defense • Energy Law •
Hospital Law • Governmental Entity Law • Medical and Professional
Malpractice • Oilfield Litigation • Employment and Civil Rights Litigation •
Products Liability • Personal Injury • Workers' Compensation • Appellate Practice

W. O. Shafer (1917-1992)
Wm. Elton Gilliland (1919-1998)
Lucius D. Bunton III (1924-2001)
Paul McCollum (1925-2004)
Connell Ashley (1927-1999)
Perry Davis, Jr. (1927-2005)
James M. O'Leary (1931-2010)
Ray C. Stoker, Jr. (1939-2018)
    Miles R. Nelson, born Los Angeles, California, November 21, 1959; admitted to bar, 1984, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, Texas A&M University (B.B.A., Accounting, 1981); legal education, Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 1984). Member: Ector County Bar Association; Midland County Bar Association; Fifth Circuit Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Director, 2006-2007; 2014-2015); International Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute (DRI™). Life Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation. Civil Trial Law; Hospital Litigation; Governmental Entity Litigation; Professional Malpractice; Personal Injury Litigation; Oilfield Litigation; Insurance Defense; Business Litigation; Labor, Employment and Civil Rights Litigation; Appellate Practice. E−Mail: Miles R. Nelson
    James W. Essman, born Midland, Texas, October 18, 1965; admitted to bar, 1993, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Texas (B.A., Economics, 1991); legal education, University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 1993). Member: Ector County Bar Association; Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation. General Civil Trial; Personal Injury Law; Commercial Litigation; Oil and Gas Law; Insurance Law; Products Liability Law; Labor and Employment Law. E−Mail: James W. Essman
    William W. Clifton, Jr., born Lubbock, Texas, March 3, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Claims. Preparatory education, Texas A&M University (B.B.A., 1973); legal education, Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 1977). Member: Ector County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Texas Bar Foundation. General Civil Trial; Personal Injury Law; Commercial Litigation; Professional Liability; Oilfield Litigation; Trucking Litigation. E−Mail: William W. Clifton, Jr.
    Dick R. Holland, born San Antonio, Texas, July 7, 1959; admitted to bar, 1985, Texas; 1986, New Mexico; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, Texas Tech University (B.S., 1981); legal education, Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 1985). Board Certified®: Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1991; Personal Injury Trial Law, 1994. Briefing Attorney, Seventh Court of Appeals, 1985-1986. Member: Ector County Bar Association; Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of New Mexico; American Bar Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association; American Board of Trial Advocates (Chapter President, 2007-2008). Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation. Oilfield Litigation; Trucking Litigation; Civil Trial Law; Insurance Litigation; Automobile Loss; Products Liability Law. E−Mail: Dick R. Holland
    Eric S. Rich, born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 26, 1985; admitted to bar, 2010, Texas; 2012, New Mexico; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas. Preparatory education, Allegheny College (B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, 2008); legal education, Baylor Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010). Member: Ector County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of New Mexico; Ector County Young Lawyers Association; Texas Young Lawyers Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel. E−Mail: Eric S. Rich
    R. Layne Rouse, born Odessa, Texas, June 30, 1981; admitted to bar, 2008, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, Abilene Christian University (B.S., Communications, 2005); legal education, Baylor Law School (J.D., 2008). Member: State Bar of Texas. E−Mail: R. Layne Rouse
    Daniel J. Harper, born Tulsa, Oklahoma, August 16, 1986; admitted to bar, 2010, Texas; 2011, New Mexico; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Western District of Texas and District of New Mexico. Preparatory education, Baylor University (B.A., Political Science, cum laude, Honors Program with Distinction, 2007); legal education, Baylor Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2010). Member: Ector County Bar Association; Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of New Mexico. Practice Areas: Personal Injury Law; Commercial Litigation; Governmental Entity Litigation. E−Mail: Daniel J. Harper
ASSOCIATES
    Georgi G. Garza, born Corpus Christi, Texas, June 7, 1995; admitted to bar, 2019, Texas. Preparatory education, University of Texas (B.A., with honors, 2016); legal education, Baylor Law School (J.D., 2019). Member: Ector County Bar Association; Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel. E−Mail: Georgi G. Garza
    Zachary H. McClymond, born Abilene, Texas, October 20, 1992; admitted to bar, 2020, Texas. Preparatory education, St. Edward's University (B.A., English Writing and Rhetoric, 2015; B.A., History, 2015); legal education, University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 2019; LL.M., Energy and Natural Resources Law, 2019). Member: Ector County Bar Association; Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas. E−Mail: Zachary H. McClymond
OF COUNSEL
    Richard E. Buck, born Wichita, Kansas, October 19, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Texas. Preparatory education, University of Texas (B.A., 1966); legal education, Baylor Law School (J.D., 1969). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Veteran Land Board, El Paso County, Texas, 1974-1978. Member: El Paso Junior Bar Association (Secretary-Treasurer, 1970-1971; Vice-President, 1972; Chairman, Constitutional Revision Committee, 1973); El Paso Bar Association (Committees: Library, 1974-1976; Unauthorized Practice of Law, 1977-1978); State Bar of Texas (Admission Committee, 17-A Bar District, 1974-1978). Health Care Law; Real Estate Law; Probate Law; Corporate Law.
    Max E. Wright, born Roswell, New Mexico, October 29, 1948; admitted to bar, 1977, Texas; 2007, New Mexico; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Northern and Western Districts of Texas and District of New Mexico. Preparatory education, Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1969); Sam Houston State University (M.A., 1974); legal education, University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1976). Board Certified®, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Member: Midland County Bar Association (President, 1994); State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Past Director, 1983-1985; 1991-1996; Regional Vice-President, 2003-2008; Director, 2017-); International Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute (DRI™); American Board of Trial Advocates (National Board Representative, West Texas, 2018-). Life Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation. Medical Malpractice Defense; Hospital Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation; Oil and Gas Litigation; Commercial Litigation.
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Travelers Insurance; AIG Insurance; Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; National American Insurance Company; Meadowbrook Insurance Company; Starr Indemnity; Great West Casualty Company; Germania Insurance Company; USAA Insurance Companies; ProSight Specialty Insurance Company; GEICO; Zurich Insurance Company; MetLife Insurance; Ector County Hospital District d/b/a Medical Center Hospital; City of Odessa; Odessa College.

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