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All rights reserved. */ .en-markup-crop-options { top: 18px !important; left: 50% !important; margin-left: -90px !important; width: 180px !important; border: 2px rgba(255,255,255,.38) solid !important; border-radius: 4px !important; } .en-markup-crop-options div div:first-of-type { margin-left: 0px !important; } </style></head> <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <div align="CENTER"> <a name="main-content"></a> <table width="600" border="0"> <tbody><tr> <td class="bodytxt"> <h1 class="weekley"> Dick Weekley </h1> <p>Dick Weekley is a native Houstonian, businessman and philanthropist. He founded Weekley Properties, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, in Houston in 1973. Along with his brother, David, he co- founded David Weekley Homes in 1976, the largest privately-owned homebuilding company in the country with 2017 revenues of $2 billion. Dick and David Weekley also founded Weekley Development Co., which develops and operates shopping centers and other real estate investments in Houston.</p> <p>Dick has been active in civic and community affairs, including as a member of the <A href="http://www.houston.org/bios.asp?bioID=130379" target=_blank>Greater Houston Partnership</A> Board of Directors Executive Committee, and a life board member of the <A href="http://www.ymcahouston.org/" title="Dick Weekley">Metropolitan YMCA, where he formerly served as chairman. He is also a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council</A>, which recognized him with the inaugural Richard W. Weekley Public Policy Leadership Award in 2014. Dick is also a former board member of the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Governor&#39;s Business Council.</p> <p>Dick co-founded <A href="http://www.tortreform.com/">Texans for Lawsuit Reform</A> (TLR) in 1994, a statewide tort reform advocacy organization dedicated to bringing fairness and balance back to Texas&#39; civil justice system. In that time, <A href="http://www.tortreform.com/">TLR</A> has helped pass the most comprehensive lawsuit reforms in the country. He is also co-founder and president of the <a href="http://www.qolhouston.org/" target="_blank">Quality of Life Coalition of Houston</a>, co-founder of two education reform organizations and Houstonians for Responsible Growth, as well as several other non-profit organizations.</p> <p>Dick attended Southern Methodist University, where he graduated in 1967 with a bachelor s degree in economics, and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2016. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam and then with the Flag Staff of the Commander of Amphibious Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Dick is married to Margaret Neuhaus Weekley, and is the father of three children and a grandfather of four.</p> </p><p> </p><hr NOSHADE /> <h2>Dick Weekley is Texas Public Policy Foundation's 2017 Honoree</h2> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bmW0F7V_z9Q?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p> </p><hr NOSHADE /> <h2>Dick Weekley is the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards recipient from the SMU Alumni Board</h2> <p>The Distinguished Alumni Awards recipient Richard W. Weekley '67 presentation. The Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony recognizes extraordinary achievement, outstanding character and good citizenship in an event hosted by President R. Gerald Turner and the SMU Alumni Board. Held on the historic Main Quadrangle in front of Dallas Hall on the SMU campus on November 3, 2016.</p> <iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UTy55Le6pCs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </p><hr NOSHADE /> <h2>TBLC Honors Dick Weekley </h2> <iframe width="600" height="338" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DY3Y0vyLtoU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p> On April 17, 2014, the Texas Business Leadership Council awarded TLR CEO Dick Weekley the Public Policy Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to Texas. </p> <HR NOSHADE /> <div class="bodybtxt"> <a href="http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/cyfair/news/article/Precinct-3-to-open-new-park-in-the-Cypress-area-5607147.php" target="_blank"> Dick Weekley and wife Meg Honored in Harris County </a> </div> <p>Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack said naming the center for the Weekleys was a fitting tribute to their contributions to the Greater Houston area.</p> <p>"This is a family that is instrumental in doing great things in the Houston-Harris County area," Radack said. "This is a unique family who is always willing to step up and help in many different causes."</p> <p>Weekley, who serves on the board of directors for the Greater Houston Partnership, founded Weekley Properties in the early 1970s and has been active in other areas of the city and county, such as Hermann Park, the DePelchin Children's Center, Park People and Trees for Houston.</p> <div align="RIGHT" class="bodybtxt"> <a href="http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/cyfair/news/article/Precinct-3-to-open-new-park-in-the-Cypress-area-5607147.php" title="Dick Weekley">READ MORE &gt;</a> </div> <div class="bodybtxt"> Dick Weekley Talks Tort Reform at ONeil Lecture </div> <p> Dick Weekley, at Thursdays William J. ONeil Lecture, SMU alum shared with students how media affects business. Weekley is the brains behind commercial real estate brokerage firm Weekley Properties and co-founder of privately owned, single-family home building company Weekley Homes, which operates out of Houston. </p><p> But it was a project closer to his heart that Weekley spoke about at the lecture... </p><p> </p><div align="RIGHT" class="bodybtxt"> <a href="http://www.dickweekley.com/news/smu_10-28-2009.htm" title="Dick Weekley">READ MORE &gt;</a> </div> <hr noshade="" /> <div class="bodybtxt"> Reformers Still Can Make a Difference </div> <p> Dick Weekley looked anguished on the eve of his most important political moment. Within 24 hours, the Texas House would consider four of the 11 tort reform proposals the Houston businessman had been promoting, day in and day out, for five months. </p><p> A look of concern, perhaps a tinge of panic, swept his angular face. The developer had been pulled away from his late, late dinner, learning that a high-level tort reform meeting was occurring with House leaders. He was not included; trial lawyers were there. What did that mean? </p><p> </p><div align="RIGHT" class="bodybtxt"> <a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/" title="Dick Weekley">READ MORE &gt;</a> </div> <hr noshade="" /> <p> </p><h3 class="subtitle"> Affiliations: </h3> <!--UL> 2/16/2010 REPLACE WITH AFFILIATIONS FROM .COM PER RYAN <LI><A HREF="http://www.houston.org/bios.asp?bioID=130379" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Greater Houston Partnership</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.qolhouston.org/" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Quality of Life Coalition</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.tortreform.com/" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Texans for Lawsuit Reform</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.ymcahouston.org/" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Weekley Family YMCA</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.davidweekleyhomes.com/" TITLE="Richard Dick Weekley">Weekley Homes</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.ymcahouston.org/" TITLE="Dick Weekley">YMCA of Greater Houston</A> </UL--> <ul> <li>Weekley Development Company</li> <p> </p> <li><a href="http://www.houston.org/bios.asp?bioID=130379">Greater Houston Partnership</a> </li> <p> </p> <li><a href="http://www.davidweekleyhomes.com/">David Weekley Homes</a></li> <p> </p> <li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/">Texans for Lawsuit Reform ( TLR )</a></li> <p> </p> <li><a href="http://www.tlrpac.com/">TLR PAC</a></li> <p> </p> <li><a href="http://www.txblc.org/" title="Dick Weekley">Texas Business Leadership Council</a></li> <p> </p> <li><a href="http://opportunityurbanism.org/">Center for Opportunity Urbanism</a></li> <p> </p> <!--li><a href="http://www.texansforeducationreform.com">Texans for Education Reform</a> <p> </p> </li--> <li><a href="http://www.qolhouston.org/" title="Dick Weekley">Quality of Life Coalition</a> <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.ymcahouston.org/" title="Dick Weekley">Weekley Family YMCA</a> <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.davidweekleyhomes.com/">David Weekley Homes</a> <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.ymcahouston.org/" title="Dick Weekley">YMCA of Greater Houston</a></li> <li style="display: none;"><a href="http://www.tlrfoundation.com/">TLR Foundation</a></li> </ul> <p> </p><h3 class="subtitle"> Other Affiliations: </h3> <!--UL> 2/16/2010 REPLACE WITH AFFILIATIONS FROM .COM PER RYAN <LI><A HREF="http://www.buffalobayou.org/" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Buffalo Bayou Partnership</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.completesite.com/CBMHM/page.cfm?pageid=428" TITLE="Dick Dick Weekley">Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.depelchin.org/" TITLE="Dick Weekley">DePelchin Children's Center</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.dallasfed.org/" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.hermannpark.org/" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Hermann Park</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.neuhaus.org/" TITLE="Richard Dick Weekley">Neuhaus Education Center</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.parkpeople.org/index.html" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Park People</A> <P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.treesforhouston.org/" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Trees for Houston</A> </UL--> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.houstoncclub.com/">"C" Club</a></li> <p> </p><li><a href="http://www.completesite.com/CBMHM/page.cfm?pageid=428">Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum</a></li> <p> </p><li><a href="http://www.dallasfed.org/" title="Dick Weekley">Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas</a></li> <p> </p><li><a href="http://www.texasgbc.org/" title="Dick Weekley is a member of the Governor&#39;s Business Council of Texas">Governor's Business Council</a></li> <p> </p><li><a href="http://www.excellenceintheclassroom.com/" title="Dick Weekley">Texans for Educational Excellence in the Classroom</a></li> <p> </p><li style="display: none;"><a href="http://clapac.org/" title="Dick Weekley is a member of the Citizen Leader Alliance PAC">Citizen Leader Alliance</a></li> <p> </p><li><a href="http://www.treesforhouston.org/">Trees for Houston</a></li> </ul> <p> </p><h3 class="subtitle"> Articles of interest: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/conws/3864295.html" title="Dick Weekley">Governor Hosts Authors of National Tort Liability Index, Houston Chronicle, May 15, 2006</a> <br /> "Gov. Rick Perry hosted the authors of a national study that links the tort reforms passed under his leadership to the state's booming economy, job market and business growth." <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/conws/3822349.html" title="Dick Weekley">Texans for Lawsuit Reform Announces PAC Director Departure, Houston Chronicle, April 26, 2006</a> <br /> Richard W. Weekley, Chairman and CEO of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, said, "Matt has been a key to TLR's success. He is conscientious, principled and exceptionally capable. All of us value Matt's contribution to our organization -- he is a person you can count on, no matter how tough the going or how strenuous the effort. We are thankful that Matt has been with us as PAC Director and we look forward to his contributions to the Texas civil justice system as a consultant to Texans for Lawsuit Reform." <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/" title="Dick Weekley">The Dallas Morning News, Reformers Still Can Make a Difference</a> <br /> Dick Weekley looked anguished on the eve of his most important political moment. Within 24 hours, the Texas House would consider four of the 11 tort reform proposals the Houston businessman had been promoting, day in and day out, for five months. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/fortune.asp" title="Dick Weekley">Fortune Press Release, David Weekley Homes Makes Fortune List, January 9, 2006</a> <br /> At David Weekley Homes, we have created a culture that enhances peoples lives. We have worked hard to build a world-class company that employees, vendors and customers want to be associated with, said David Weekley, Chairman of David Weekley Homes. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.texasinsider.org/election_watch/Opinion_TLR_11_16_2005_Texas_Monthly.htm" title="Dick Weekley">TexasInsider.org, Want The Facts? Want A Balanced Story? Want Honest Journalism? Too Bad!, November 16, 2005</a> <br /> In fact, the late Lt. Governor Bullock, a Democrat, was so impressed that Dick Weekley and other TLR supporters personally lobbied the Legislature that he referred to Mr. Weekley as Mr. Smith Comes To Austin, after the legendary idealistic character played by Jimmy Stewart in the film Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Texas Monthly knows that, but chose not to mention it in the article. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.townhall.com/news/ap/online/headlines/D8DM7QJG2.html" title="Dick Weekley">Townhall.com, Businessman turned Mayor Hailed in Houston, November 5, 2005</a> <br /> "For a leader not to utilize the private sector when the city has a wealth of talented, concerned citizens with the means and experience to help the city and will donate their services _ especially when speed is an issue _ wouldn't be prudent," said developer Dick Weekley, who has helped with beautification projects. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/051013.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Houston Chronicle, 'ONCE IN A BLUE MOON' There's lots of buzz surrounding bayou park October 13, 2005</a> <br /> Guests filed into the party tent where civic leader honorees Jack Blanton Sr., Dick Weekley and Ed Wulfe took bows along with government leaders in the spotlight - Mayor Bill White, Art Storey, Mike Talbott and Gary Trietsch. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.aei.org/events/filter.,eventID.915/transcript.asp" title="Dick Weekley">American Enterprise Institute: Can Tort Reform Survive, Oct. 4, 2005</a> <br /> Our head, a man named Dick Weekley, is a fellow that has never taken any money out of the organization. The chairman did not and I have not. We're volunteers. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tx4tx.org/archive/Texas%20Asbestos%20and%20Silica%20Reform%20Becomes%20Law.htm" title="Dick Weekley">Texans for Texas, Texas Asbestos &amp; Silica Reform Becomes Law, May 24, 2005</a> <br /> Texas has again crafted and enacted model legislation that can serve as an example to others states and the United States Congress. We have demonstrated that one of the worst abuses of the civil justice system can be solved with compassion, fairness and common sense, said TLR Chairman Dick Weekley. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14992361&BRD=517&PAG=461&dept_id=473182&rfi=6" title="Dick Weekley">Plainview Daily Herald, Lawsuit reform group founder speaks here 08-07-2005, Aug 6, 2005</a> <br /> Joining Dick Weekley of Houston, a realtor and homebuilder who founded Texans for Lawsuit Reform, to build a strategy, Hoagland said the organization pushed for 11 points of change and its members sent 15,000 faxes and letters to 21 targeted lawmakers. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/050511.asp" title="Dick Weekley">Knight Ridder Tribune Business News, Texas House passes asbestos legislation, May 11, 2005</a> <br /> This is historic," said Dick Weekley, chairman of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, adding that it could provide a model for Congress. <!--P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/3104695.html" TITLE="Dick Weekley">Chron.com, Texas can provide model for healthy asbestos laws State reforms would truly benefit victims By Richard Weekely, March 27, 2005</A> --> <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.05a.asp" title="Richard Dick Weekley">The Advocate, TLR Proposes Fair Solution to Asbestos Litigation, January 2005 </a> <br /> <span class="bodybtxt">I AM OPTIMISTIC OF SUCCESS, SAYS DICK WEEKLEY.</span> Although we have our work cut out for us, observes TLR Chairman &amp; CEO Dick Weekley, we have excellent prospects of success because of the number of thoughtful and fair-minded legislators that serve Texas today. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.hermannpark.org/assets/images/Parkside_Winter_2004.pdf#search='dick%20weekley'" title="Dick Weekley">Parkside, Hermann Park Projects Update: Donations, Designs and Dedications, Winter 2004</a> <br /> Thanks to gifts from the Wortham Foundation, Fondren Foundation, Meg and Dick Weekley and the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA), we are well on our way to completing our $500,000 match to the $2M Statewide Transportation Enhancement Project (STEP) grant awarded for improvements to the multi-use trails in Hermann Park. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/041114.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Houston Chronicle, Texas icons host benefit dinner, November 14, 2004</a> <br /> Hot rods in business, politics, medicine, etc. served as hosts at tables of 10. Everyones Internet Chairman Roy Marsh and developer Dick Weekley were among the table talk leaders. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.04c.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, New Scientific Study Confirms Most Asbestos Tests Are Wrong, October 2004 </a> <br /> TLR CEO Dick Weekley informed the audience of the work of TLR's 12,000 volunteers in advocating a fair and balanced civil justice system. TLR President Dick Trabulsi spoke of Rep. Ellis' contribution to the passage of HB 4. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.04b.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Justice Tom Phillips Led Historic Change On Supreme Court, August 2004</a> Texas owes Tom Phillips a huge debt of gratitude for the strong leadership he brought to our most important judicial body, said Dick Weekley, TLR CEO. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/040409.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Houston Chronicle, Houston from a new perspective; Coalition has formed to promote area's natural treasures, April 9, 2004</a> <br /> As I started showing Chicago's project to people in the Houston business community, they said this is what we need here. For example, (developer) Dick Weekley said that this is the kind of thing we can send all over the world so people will get a different impression of what we have. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.04a.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, A Decade of Political Action, April 2004</a> <br /> Both Trabulsi and Linbeck credited Dick Weekley with being the catalyst for creation of TLR. He brought so much energy, determination and optimism to the cause, that he attracted people all over the state who had become disgusted with the rampant lawsuit abuse that had corrupted our legal system, said Trabulsi. I had been involved in public policy and politics all of my life, Trabulsi continued, and I saw that Dick Weekley was going to provide the kind of total-immersion leadership that is necessary to achieve signifi cant reform. Thats what caused me to devote so much of my time and energy to TLR. Linbeck noted that Dick Weekleys enthusiasm and idealism was contagious, and that even some of Austins toughest political leaders admired Dick Weekleys civic-mindedness. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.03e.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, High Court Meets Short Deadline with New Rules, December 2003</a> <br /> In 1994, Hugh Rice Kelly along with Dick Weekley, Leo Linbeck and Dick Trabulsi, founded Texans for Lawsuit Reform. He authored TLRs fi rst legislative agenda, most of which was enacted in 1995, and has served as general counsel to the group since its inception. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.03c.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Historic Tort Reform Bill Passes, June 2003 </a> <br /> TLR has grown to over 11,561 citizens in every nook and cranny of Texasmen and women who are engaged in the whole range of trades, occupations and professions in our society. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/030324.asp">The Houston Chronicle, Epicures looking forward to 220 Main debut, March 24, 2003</a> <br /> Operated by Benchmark Hospitality of The Woodlands, the new hotel is still without an official name. But the players and the $ 30 million for the project are in place. Developer: Randall Davis. Investors: Dick Weekley, David Weekley and Burt Cabanas, Benchmark CEO. Hotel general manager: Troy Bennett. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.03a.asp" title="Richard Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Our Agenda for the 2003 Texas Legislative Session, Spring 2003</a> <br /> It is time for Texas to become the nations leader in ending lawsuit abuse, said TLR Founder Dick Weekley. We can and should become the example to the rest of the nation of what can be accomplished when the will of the people is heard in the Capitol. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.se.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, TLR Civil Justice Day: Designed to Write Texas History, February 2003</a> <br /> This is our moment to help write Texas history, said Dick Weekley, TLR Founder, Chairman and CEO. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/030202.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Houston Chronicle, THE RACE FOR CITY HALL 2003; Fix-it man Bill White to join mayor's race, February 2, 2003</a> <br /> Two years ago, White and developer Dick Weekley co-founded the Quality of Life Coalition, which is pushing for more parks, libraries and other amenities. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.02c.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Our Right to Arbitration is Under Nationwide Attack, Fall 2002</a> <br /> This November, it is critically important that every TLR supporter turn out to vote on every race, particularly the Supreme Court positions. We are pleased to have a candidate like Judge Margaret Mirabal to become a justice on our highest civil court in Texas, said Dick Weekley, TLR Chairman and CEO. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.02b.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Bringing Fairness and Balance to Texas Civil Justice Laws: TLRs 2003 Legislative Agenda, Summer 2002</a> <br /> "Given the powerful influence of the plaintiffs lawyers and their lobbyists, passage of this agenda will require the active participation of every single TLR supporter," observes Dick Weekley, TLR Chairman and CEO. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/020424.asp">The Houston Chronicle, 'Green Tie Affair', April 24, 2002</a> <br /> Chairs Ray and Peggy Bailey, left, join Meg Weekley and honoree Dick Weekley on the terrace during the dinner reception. Dick Weekley received the Park People's highest tribute, the George R. Brown Memorial Award, for his leadership role in the Quality of Life Coalition. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.02a.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, TLRS 10,000th Supporter, "Something has to be done.", Spring 2002</a> <br /> "We know from experience that when informed citizens respectfully communicate with their legislators at the right moment in the legislative process we see positive and constructive results," said Dick Weekley, TLR Chairman and CEO. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.01a.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Report on the 77th Legislature, Fall 2001</a> <br /> Mr. Jefferson is a legal scholar and long-time appellate practitioner who will reflect great credit on an already distinguished court, said Dick Weekley, TLR Chairman and CEO. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/011101.asp" title="Richard Dick Weekley">The Houston Chronicle, Brotherly love; New YMCA ground-breaking a family affair, November 1, 2001</a> <br /> "My two brothers and I grew up at Southside Place and went to the Southwest YMCA as a kid," said Dick Weekley, chairman of the Metropolitan YMCA. "Basically it was a contribution to honor our parents." <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/010816.asp" title="Dick Weekley">Texas Worker's Comp Advisor, Commissioner, Insurers Agree on 'Clean Claims' Restitution, August 16, 2001</a> <br /> TLR President Dick Weekley commended the commissioner for TDI's "strong role in enforcing existing Texas law to ensure the timely payment of legitimate health care claims." <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/991118.asp" title="Dick Weekley">El Paso Times (El Paso, TX), Group works to end exorbitant lawsuits, November 18, 1999</a> <br /> He said his consternation led him to his first meeting with Texans for Lawsuit Reform, a nonprofit lobbying organization. The group's president, Dick Weekley, spoke Wednesday at the Camino Real Hotel. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/970418.asp" title="Dick Weekley">Houston Business Journal, Home builder Weekley buys tract for headquarters building, April 18,1997</a> <br /> Dick Weekley, who heads up Weekley Properties, confirms that his company and that of his brother, David Weekley Homes, will relocate to the new building within the next 18 months. Officials at David Weekley Homes did not return telephone calls by press time. "We'll be moving too," Dick Weekley says of his company. "But this is mainly about a move for David Weekley Homes. They'll be occupying about 95 percent of the building, and we'll be taking up the rest." <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.97a.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, TLRS Legislative Day - A Great Success!, February 1997</a> <br /> The program began with welcoming remarks from Leo Linbeck, TLRs Chairman. Dick Weekley, TLRs President, introduced the staff and consultants who make up the well-rounded team charged with shepherding the 7-point agenda through the legislative process. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.96b.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Senators Shapiro and Lucio honored, September 1996</a> <br /> Dick Weekley, President of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, presented inscribed awards to the Senators with words of praise and thanks to them for their support and efforts in bringing about these much needed reforms. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.95g.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Celebrating a victory, preparing for next battle, November 1995</a> <br /> TLR President Dick Weekley acknowledged the other groups which, with TLR, made up the reform-support team. "TLR created the framework for Texans to communicate with their legislators. Our legislators listened, then stood up and voted the wishes of their constituents," Weekley said. "And for that, we are extremely grateful." <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.dickweekley.org/weekley/950402.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Dallas Morning News, Both sides of lawsuit reform issue have mobilized quickly - Networking, grass-roots efforts come into play,April 2, 1995</a> <br /> Dick Weekley, a Houston commercial real estate developer, created Texans for Lawsuit Reform about two years ago and helped develop the sweeping package it now is pushing as a once-and-for-all fix. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.95d.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Weekley &amp; TLR: Briefings for lawsuit-reform supporters, March 31 1995</a> <br /> "The next 60 days will tell the tale," Dick Weekley said, emphasizing the intensity of the battle. <p> </p></li><li><a href="http://www.tortreform.com/advocates/advocate.95a.asp" title="Dick Weekley">The Advocate, Texas State Senators file lawsuit reform bill package, January 1995</a> </li></ul> <p> </p><div class="smtxt"> <a href="./index_files/index.html">Dick Weekley</a> - All Rights Reserved. </div> </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <p> </p></div> <span id="buffer-extension-hover-button" style="display: none;position: absolute;z-index: 8675309;width: 100px;height: 25px;background-image: url(chrome-extension://noojglkidnpfjbincgijbaiedldjfbhh/data/shared/img/buffer-hover-icon@1x.png);background-size: 100px 25px;opacity: 0.9;cursor: pointer;"></span></body></html>