Rick Green is a husband, father, little league coach, attorney, speaker, and author. The first three on that list are what drive him to do the last three.
He was raised in Wylie, Texas and graduated from high school there in 1989 as an Honors Graduate after participating in and being awarded for all-state competition in both mock trial and baseball.
Rick earned his four-year B.B.A. degree in finance from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas in just two years by taking twice the average course load each semester. Rick then enrolled in the University of Texas Law School at 20 years of age.
After graduation, Rick focused his practice on contract law with an emphasis on helping entrepreneurs start their own businesses. As a civic contribution, Rick produced a video documentary entitled The Legacy of President Ronald Reagan: The Truth About the Eighties.
Rick was elected to the Texas Legislature at the age of 27, serving from 1999 to 2003 on the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. Rick is dedicated to public service and impacting the political process because he believes our system of freedom depends upon “We the People” staying involved in the process. In the 76th Legislative Session, Rick rallied 86 House Republican and Democratic co-authors to pass his legislation to prevent the filing of frivolous lawsuits by cities against gun and ammunition manufacturers, traders, and sellers.
Rick’s most important accomplishment during the 77th Legislative Session was bringing together 102 House Republican and Democratic co-authors to establish “Celebrate Freedom Week,” which requires an emphasis on the teaching of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution for one week every year in grades 1st-12th. Other states have recently modeled Rick’s legislation.
Rick was voted Republican Freshman of the Year by his peers in 1999. He also has received numerous other awards which include: the Free Market Foundation’s “Leader of Excellence Award,” Eagles Forum’s “Freedom and Family Award,” Texas Association of Business’ “Fighter for Free Enterprise,” Independent Cattlemen’s Association’s “Cattlemen’s Council Award.” His second term as State Representative brought recognition from the national spotlight as he received the United States of America Non-Commissioned Officers Association’s “State Legislature Vanguard Award.”
In the summer of 2000, Rick founded Patriot Academy, an intensive leadership training at the Texas State Capitol considered an elite stepping stone for young people interested in the political process. Patriot Academy is dedicated to educating our nation’s future leaders about America’s heritage, and giving them the skills and tools necessary to make an impact on our public policy processes. Patriot Academy continues to grow every year and has now expanded into 4 additional states.
Rick joined forces with noted historian and author, David Barton, and began speaking for WallBuilders in November of 2001. WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious, and constitutional heritage. Rick speaks across the nation on the Constitution and the importance of our concentrated efforts to preserve liberty and pass the torch of freedom to future generations. Rick speaks and teaches to thousands of people in live audiences each year, and many more through radio and television.
Rick has served as an arbitrator, a licensed mediator, in-house counsel; practiced law with a large firm, small firm, and now operates a solo practice and thoroughly enjoys the extra time with his family.
Rick is an outspoken advocate of returning to the principles of the Declaration of Independence and continues to inspire audiences with his passionate and moving presentations.
Rick and his wife Kara have four children, Trey and wife Alexandra, Reagan, Kamryn, and Rhett, and reside in Dripping Springs, Texas. They homeschool all of their children and at 17 years old, Trey graduated with his Bachelors in Economics from Liberty University.