Thompson & Knight LLP

Thompson & Knight opened its Houston office in 1978 and has since grown to more than 70 lawyers today. Clients benefit from our strength in oil, gas, and energy; corporate and securities; finance; real estate and banking; bankruptcy and restructuring; litigation; intellectual property; tax; and labor and employment.

Throughout Thompson & Knight's history, our resilience and our ability and willingness to adapt have fueled our success. The Firm received nine first-tier rankings in the Houston metropolitan area in the 2013 edition of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices from the publishers of U.S. News-Best Lawyers®. Our rankings in prestigious publications such as Chambers USA 2014 by Chambers & Partners and The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 by Woodward/White Inc. are among the best in the nation. Thompson & Knight has been recognized in the 2013 "Top Lawyers in Houston" by H Texas magazine. Our Houston office was selected as a "Best Place to Work" by the Houston Business Journal for three consecutive years.

Our impact in Houston is quite visible.

Dick Snell counsels clients in estate planning, probate, trusts, charitable planned giving, and tax-exempt organization matters. He is a frequent speaker at numerous continuing legal education seminars on taxation, wills, and probate law topics.

He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Estate Planning & Probate, Tax); 2003-2004

  • Best Lawyers in Houston, H Texas Magazine; 2004-2005

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association; Tax Section; Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section

  • Member, Houston Business and Estate Planning Counsel

  • Member, Houston Estate and Financial Forum

  • Member, Houston Bar Association


Contact Thompson & Knight LLP

Richard S. Snell
333 Clay Street
Suite 3300
Houston, Texas  77002
Phone: 713.653.8805
Fax: 832.397.8169


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas

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