Dick Weekley

Dick Weekley has been active in civic and community affairs, currently including service on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Board of the Metropolitan YMCA (and Past Chairman), the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Houston Branch), and the Executive Committee of the Governor’s Business Council. Dick Weekley is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, a statewide organization dedicated to bringing fairness and balance back to Texas’ civil justice system. Dick Weekley is also Co-Founder of the Quality of Life Coalition of Houston.

Dick Weekley attended Southern Methodist University where he graduated in 1967, receiving a BA in Economics. Weekley then served as an officer in the United States Navy. Weekley was a Line Officer aboard the destroyer USS Philip serving a tour of duty in Vietnam and then went to the Flag Staff of the Commander of Amphibious Forces, U. S. Atlantic Fleet.

Dick Weekley has been active in the real estate business in Houston, Texas since 1971. In 1973, Dick Weekley formed Weekley Properties, a commercial real estate brokerage firm. In 1976, he co-founded Weekley Homes with his brother, David. Weekley Homes is a privately owned, single-family home building company operating in Texas, Colorado, Florida and other Southeastern states, with 2008 sales volume in excess of $980,000,000. In 1978, Dick Weekley founded Weekley Development Company, also with his brother, David, which he currently serves as Chairman. Weekley Development develops and operates shopping centers and other real estate investments in Texas.

Dick Weekley is a native of Houston, Texas. He is married to Margaret Neuhaus Weekley and is the father of three children.


Dick Weekley Talks Tort Reform at O’Neil Lecture

Dick Weekley, at Thursday’s William J. O’Neil 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.

But it was a project closer to his heart that Weekley spoke about at the lecture...


Reformers Still Can Make a Difference

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.

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?


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