Frederick W. Addison, III



500 N. Akard Street
Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

O: 214.855.7500
D: 214.855.7570

Rick has more than 30 years of experience in environmental and commercial counseling and litigation as well as other government regulatory matters including:

  • Representation of corporations, individuals and organizations involved in litigation and administrative proceedings including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and comparable state laws.
  • Representation of clients in complex litigation and disputes including antitrust and securities and product liability litigation, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), loans and other commercial contract claims, enforcement of covenants not to complete, and business and personal torts.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University

    Graduated cum laude

  • Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America in Environmental Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2004-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Texas' Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., 2013-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Environmental Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas in Environmental Law, D Magazine, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas in Energy & Natural Resources, D Magazine, 2014
  • Environmental Super Lawyers — Business Edition and Corporate Counsel Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2009
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2011; 2013-2016
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Business Edition, 2014 


  • Supreme Court of South Dakota
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Texas
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court

  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Resources Section
  • Texas Bar Foundation


February 2016
Trinity Industries pursues $4.4M claim after EPA-FBI agents' extramarital affair Bill Hethcock

Dallas Business Journal


October 2007
Energy Roundtable