Houston Divorce & Family Law Attorney Richard J. Tholstrup

The Tholstrup Law Firm, L.P.

440 Louisiana, Suite 1750
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713.225.1280 Fax: 713.225.1344
After Hours: 713.569.2006
E-Mail:  tholstru@sbcglobal.net
Home Page:  http://www.friedrich-tholstrup.com

Family Law Attorney Richard J. Tholstrup

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Federal and State Court Litigation involving:

  • Business related matters;
  • Patent, Copyright & Trademark; and
  • Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

Transactions and prosecution of:

  • Patent, Copyright & Trademark applications;
  • Business entity formation/contracts

Our Job is to Help Our Clients Achieve Success

Every business should be able to afford the highest quality legal services available. At Friedrich & Tholstrup, we tailor the practice of law to fit the needs of entrepreneurs and small to medium sized businesses. We offer reasonable and predictable terms. Unlike many other firms, we also offer flexible fee schedules, including hourly billing, fixed rates, and contingent fees. Our success is measured by our client’s success and the results we obtain for our clients.

Friedrich & Tholstrup also applies this business strategy to the practice of intellectual property law. Too often individuals and smaller business forego establishing an intellectual property portfolio due to the costs involved in securing their rights. Our clients can afford to properly procure and enforce their rights, including patents, copyrights and trademarks based on our flexible, result-oriented fee schedules.

We understand that business is dynamic with constantly changing needs. To meet these challenges, we are responsive – committed to returning all phone calls promptly and producing results consistent with our clients’ schedules. Importantly, our attorneys are knowledgeable of the legal issues presented by emerging technologies, such as transacting business on the Internet and the patentability of computer software.

Some of the Clients we Serve:

  • Business Owners
  • Software Developers
  • Computer Hardware Developers
  • Petrochemical Manufacturers
  • Terminal Operators and Distributors
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Internet Access/Service Providers
  • Commercial Photographers
  • Import/export companies
  • Biomedical Research Facilities
  • Architects
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Companies
  • Prototype Manufacturers
  • Service Providers in a variety of Industries

Richard J. Tholstrup holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center. During the intervening years between undergraduate and law school, Mr. Tholstrup worked for Exxon Chemical in technical, business and managerial positions. Mr. Tholstrup’s later assignments at Exxon Chemical included Management of Pipeline and Rail Operations, State and Federal Regulatory interpretation/compliance, Toxic Tort Litigation and Risk Management.

As a private attorney, Mr. Tholstrup represent clients in intellectual property, business, and Parishable Agricultural Products Act litigation in State and Federal courts. He serves a broad range of clients, from individuals to medium sized businesses of diverse products and services.

In addition, Mr. Tholstrup provides his clients with patent, trademark and copyright registration prosecution and related business transaction services including development of licensing agreements, business entity formation, and general business contracts, such as buy/sell agreements. For his business clients, Mr. Tholstrup also provides regulatory compliance counseling.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Federal Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Houston
  • - J.D., Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Kansas
  • - B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • - With Highest Honors
  • - Tau Beta Pi
  • - Phi Lambda Upsilon

Previous Positions

  • Exxon Corporation
  • - State and Federal Regulatory Compliance
  • - Toxic Tort Litigation
  • - Risk Management


  • State Bar of Texas
  • - Member / Family Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association
  • - Member / Family Law Section

Credit Cards Accepted

  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover, & American Express



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