Rick Bostwick

Rick  Bostwick


Waco, Texas

Rick Bostwick is a founding partner of Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC and has practiced trial and employment law for 44 years in two states (Washington and Texas), five federal districts, two circuits, and before the United States Supreme Court.  He has tried well over 100 cases, ranging from capital murder on the criminal docket to civil cases involving civil rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983, Title VII, Whistleblower) product liability, bad faith, toxic exposure, will contest, professional malpractice, insurance coverage, serious personal injury, wrongful death, merger and acquisition agreements, franchise agreements, non-competition agreements, wrongful discharge, deceptive trade practice and transactional litigation on the civil docket.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • State of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.A. - 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Pro Bono Activities

  • The Waco Foundation, Trustee, Chairman & Vice-Chairman
  • Waco Independent School District, Trustee, President & Vice-President
  • The Pape Foundation in Waco, Texas, Trustee, Chairman & Vice-Chairman
  • Sewanee: The University of the South, Board of Trustees
  • Bishop Quin Foundation, Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Trustee
  • Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation, Trustee
  • World Hunger Relief, Director