A decorated World War II hero, Richard “Racehorse” Haynes has become one of the most successful and sought after criminal defense attorneys in America, with Time magazine declaring Haynes was one of the top six criminal defense attorneys. Some of his most prominent Texas murder cases have been immortalized in books, movies, Broadway plays, and music. He successfully defended a handful of “Smith and Wesson Cases,” so named because they involved women shooting their abusive husbands. Haynes earned a reputation for his “courtroom flair,” stepping in courtroom spittoons to break the ice with the jury, attempting to nail his hand to a table, and using his closing arguments to cross-examine an empty witness chair when the prosecution was too afraid to call their witness during the actual trial.
“Living and learning is the key to being a good trial lawyer. If you don’t try something, you will never know if it would have worked.”
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