Rick Lambert

Rick Lambert has twenty-seven years’ experience helping clients solve their legal issues in the areas of governance, employment, contract procurement, real estate, construction, intellectual property, commercial transactions and litigation and business torts. Rick has extensive litigation experience in state and federal court, including the bankruptcy courts.

Rick is a past President of Board of Trustees for Garland ISD and a former member of the Executive Committee for the North Texas Area Association of School Boards. Prior to Powell, Youngblood & Taylor, LLP, Rick was a designated Texas Super Lawyer for five years. With his legal experience plus his passion for public education, he is uniquely suited to represent Texas school districts. Rick understands the needs of school districts from a client perspective and is a regular presenter at continuing education conferences for the Texas Association of School Boards.



State Bar of Texas, 1991

Admitted in the Federal District Court for the Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Admitted in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Admitted in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

5th Circuit Court of Appeals


Garland Independent School District, Board of Trustees, 2012-2018; Past President

Texas Association of School Boards, Assembly Delegate, 2015-2017

North Texas Area Association of School Boards, Executive Committee, 2015-2018

Center for Reform of School Systems, Texas Fellow

Garland Economic Development Partnership, Steering Committee, Chair 2016

Best Education Foundation, Board of Directors, 2012-2013

Greater Dallas Planning Council, President, 2008-2009

Patrick Higginbotham Inn of Court, Barrister, 2005-2008