Richard Prins, Attorney

TO: Potential Clients

RE: Serving You

Thank you for considering me to serve as your lawyer. You can count on me to provide you absolute loyalty, commitment to your cause, intensely focused efforts, and vigorous advocacy. You will also benefit from my record of academic and professional excellence and more than three decades of experience orchestrating successful outcomes for clients.


As a community lawyer, I provide general practice legal services in criminal, civil, personal injury, family, real estate, wills, probate, estate, and business law. Additionally, I have extensive experience in every aspect of government law including, but not limited to, government contracts, military law, disability and claims, personnel, and social security law. I am also available to consult with you concerning other areas. I will help you find an experienced, competent lawyer if I am unable to satisfy your needs. [Back to Top]


I invite you to call and schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation with me. In addition to discussing your legal concerns, we will discuss fees and payment. I will strive to tailor my fees to your individual circumstances and the local legal services market. My intention is to provide you world class legal services at a fair price. [Back to Top]


After thirty-one years active Air Force service, I am now a retired JAG Colonel. I served as an enlisted member for six years before being awarded an Air Force ROTC college scholarship. Designated an Air Force Distinguished Graduate (Top 10% in the country), I was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1977, and for four years I served as a missile combat crew commander and crew instructor. The Air Force then competitively selected me for law school.

I served the balance of my military career as a Judge Advocate - a military lawyer serving military commanders and the military community. As a "JAG," I served as a community legal assistance attorney (family law such as adoptions and divorces, wills and estates, and consumer law); as a felony prosecutor; Special Assistant United States Attorney; contracts and commercial law attorney; commercial law trial attorney; as Chief of Air Force Commercial Law and Litigation - the Air Force's senior uniformed business lawyer and chief federal trial attorney; and I served in various other lawyer and leader positions, including three times as a Command General Counsel (Staff Judge Advocate in "military speak"). In the federal courts, I successfully represented the government in cases against contractors such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Westinghouse involving intense litigation with millions of tax-payer dollars at stake. I am also very experienced in negotiating favorable settlement agreements-which usually provide better, less costly outcomes than litigation.

Following retirement from the Air Force, I was director of Paralegal and Legal Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I then served ten years as the Chief of Commercial and Financial Law for the U. S. Army's Installation Management Command. Throughout my career I have served as an adjunct professor in business and in law at a variety of colleges and universities. After a lengthy, satisfying career in public service, I now want to use my education, experience, and skills to serve my community and to serve you. [Back to Top]



1977: Bachelor of Science in Commerce, With Highest Honors, University of Louisville
1981: Master of Business Administration, With Highest Honors (Number 1 in Graduating Class), University of Montana
1984: Juris Doctorate, With Honors, University of Montana
1989: Post-Doctoral Degree (LL.M) in Government Contracts Law, The National Law Center at George Washington University
1991: USAF Command & Staff College
1997: USAF Air War College (Analogous to a Graduate Degree in National Security Studies) [Back to Top]


-- The United States Supreme Court
-- The United States Court of Federal Claims
-- Federal District Courts
-- Military Trial Courts (Courts Martial)
-- United States Court of Military Appeals
-- Texas State Courts
-- Montana State Courts [Back to Top]

Bottom Line: I am experienced and well prepared to assist with your legal matters and challenges. I am not engaged in a high volume practice intended as a revenue generating machine. Instead, I carefully manage and limit my caseload to provide you meticulous, accurate legal research, analysis, conclusions, alternatives, recommendations, and representation. I work for you, communicate with you freely, and I only pursue actions that we've discussed and that you've asked me to pursue on your behalf. I do not work my goals and agenda; I work yours. I have a passion for the law and for service. And to that end my intention is to provide world class legal services at fair prices. Please call to schedule a free appointment with me to discuss how I can serve you.

Thank you again for visiting this site and for considering me to serve as your lawyer.


Richard E. Prins

Texas Bar No. 24039709