Richard "Racehorse" Haynes passed away this morning. In today's world, the term "Legend" is thrown around a little too often for my taste, but it was a term that couldn't be more appropriate in describing Mr. Haynes. For anyone who has had even a passing interest in Texas Criminal Law over the past sixty years, his name was synonymous with, quite simply, being regarded as the Greatest Criminal Defense Attorney. Period. Basketball had Michael Jordan. Texas Law had Racehorse Haynes. When I was in Junior High up in Bryan, a friend of mine's father died, and his wealthy family ended up in a huge legal battle over his estate. When my friend's mother hired Racehorse Haynes, it was the talk of the town. You would have thought that Abraham Lincoln was coming to argue a case. If I recall correctly, the case settled relatively quickly after Mr. Haynes' signing onto the case. It wasn't until much later that it occurred to me that Mr.