Richard Bevis


Prichard Bevis has extensive experience in real estate, business, and commercial transactions.   Known as being detail oriented and meticulous, Prichard has represented purchasers and sellers of commercial, agricultural, and residential property, homeowners’ and condominium owners’ associations, landlords and tenants, hotel and condominium developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and governmental entities. He has a deep understanding of real property transactions and is skilled at protecting buyers’ and sellers’ rights.  Additionally, he handles the general representation of businesses, partnerships, and individuals in civil litigation.

Prichard is Board Certified by the State Bar of Texas in the Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law.  He has successfully represented exploration and production companies, energy lenders and borrowers, mineral and royalty owners, executive rights owners, surface owners, and defrauded oil and gas investors.

Awards & Recognitions

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law

Recognized as a Top Attorney in Oil and Gas by Fort Worth Magazine for 2014 through 2019

Recognized as a Top Attorney by 360West Magazine 2018 to present

Areas of Practice

Real Estate

Energy/Oil & Gas

Homeowners’ & Condominium Owners’ Associations

Contract Disputes

Banking and Finance

General Business and Corporate Law

Condemnation and Eminent Domain/Landlord & Tenant

Associations & Memberships

Texas Bar Association

– Member Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section

– Member Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section

– Member Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section

Texas Bar Foundation

Tarrant County Bar Association

– Former Board Member Energy Law Section

Representative to the Texas Energy Council

Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen

American Association of Professional Landmen

Fort Worth Independent School District Site-Based Decision Making Team

Board Member OU Club of Fort Worth

Fort Worth Youth Soccer – Associate Commissioner

Coach – Fort Worth Youth Soccer

Publications & Presentations

Closing Your Oil & Gas Transactions From Your Desk: Online Notarization and e-Recording, February 13, 2020, Fort Worth Petroleum Club

2015 Legislative Update: An Overview of the 84th Texas Legislature's Changes to the Laws Affecting Condominium Owners' and Homeowners' Associations

Co-author, “Oil, Gas, and Mineral Lease Issues form the Surface Owner’s Perspective,” State Bar of Texas, 36th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, July 11, 2014

Prichard Bevis presented "Water And The Law In Texas" on January 8, 2015 at the Fort Worth, Texas City Club Members' Luncheon.

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"As a practicing attorney, I refer all of my oil & gas transactions to Prichard Bevis. In one example, he was able to secure a mineral lease for my client that brought in more bonus money than was expected and also negotiated a Surface Use Agreement, which kept the mineral operations away from the house."

Practicing Attorney


  • JD, University of Oklahoma (1998)
  • BBA, University of Mississippi (1995)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Oil, Gas & Minerals

Whitaker Chalk proudly announces 29 of 36 attorneys selected as “2017 Top Attorneys”

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 29 of our 36 attorneys have been selected as "2017 Top Attorneys in Tarrant...

Prichard Bevis has published the “2015 Legislative Update on Laws Affecting Condominium Owners’ and Homeowners’ Associations”

Prichard Bevis, present a 2015 Legislative Update on Laws Affecting Condominium Owners' and Homeowners' Associations

Prichard Bevis Sworn In By The Board of Legal Specialization

On February 20, 2015, Prichard Bevis was sworn in by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as being board certified...

Prichard Bevis Receives Certification in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Prichard Bevis has received his Certification in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law from the  Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Please read...

Prichard Bevis to Present, “Water and the Law in Texas”

Whitaker Chalk continues to partner with City Club of Fort Worth to offer a series of monthly educational luncheons at...