The passing of legendary Houstonian, defense attorney Richard Racehorse Haynes is a shockwave. If not at the top of the list of the best of the best, he was repeatedly considered to be on the roll call by courtroom watchers far and wide. He simply didn't lose.

You'll hear and read a lot about his career over the next week as the euologies unfold. Pay attention to them because it will be immediately clear how he attained his legend status.

Covering his successful defenses in high profile murder trials like T. Cullen Davis, Vickie Daniel, Dr. John Hill or meeting him at Houston events, you immediately felt his incredible ability to connect...with individuals and so, with juries. Dramatic flair, humor, brilliance. There won't be another...Racehorse Haynes, who had just turned 90 this month.

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