April 26, 2014
Richard "Racehorse" Haynes: Why I didn't win every trial.
I would have won them all if my clients hadn’t kept reloading and firing.
--Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, in March 2009 ABA Journal article by Mark Curriden.
War hero (he's a decorated ex-Marine who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima), trial legend, risk-taker, worker and wit, Houston-based Richard Racehorse Haynes just turned 87. He is still defending clients. Over the years he has built a 13-office international firm on three continents. I get to Texas from time to time. A Houston friend offered to introduce me to Haynes. I may take him up on that. I could see pitching Haynes on a couple of subjects. Although I still love what I'm doing, I would leave my own firm for 18 months, suddenly inform my to-die-for gorgeous and brilliant LA girlfriend I chased for months that I "need some space" and sell my Mom in Cincinnati to Chechens if I could: (a) open up Haynes and Boone's London office or (b) write the definitive authorized biography of one Richard Racehorse Haynes. Hey. Anyone listening?
Posted by JD Hull at April 26, 2014 11:00 PM