Born and raised in Madison, MS, Richard moved to Birmingham to attend law school and has primarily practiced Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations since he began practicing law.
Attended law school at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia – LLB.
Attended law school at College of Law in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia for admission as a solicitor at law.
Graduated with a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Graduated from Birmingham School of Law.
Memberships and Licenses
Member of the Shelby County Bar Association.
Member of the Birmingham Bar Association.
Licensed to practice law as a solicitor in Queensland, Australia.
Licensed by Supreme Court of Alabama.
Licensed in the US District Court Northern District of Alabama.
Admitted to the High Court of Australia.
Admitted to the High Court as a barrister and solicitor in the High Court of New Zealand.
Accredited Duty Lawyer – Legal Aid Queensland, Australia
Certified Guardian Ad Litem.
Represented clients before every level of the state courts of Alabama up to and including the Supreme Court of Alabama.
Recognized by his peers in the Birmingham Magazine in 2013.
Recognized by his peers in the Birmingham Magazine as Top Criminal Defense Lawyer 2013 and 2014.
Recognized by his peers in the Birmingham Magazine as Top Domestic Relations Law 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Recognized in B-Metro as Top Domestic Relations Lawyer 2015 and 2016.
Appeared in nearly every court in the State of Alabama in both criminal defense and domestic relations matters.
Represented numerous (hundreds) of clients in various Courts in Australia – Magistrates Court, District Court, and Supreme Court in criminal matters – sex crimes, drug crimes, etc. Successfully tried sex crimes cases, as well as cases involving domestic violence charges. Appeared before the Federal District Court in cases involving domestic relations matters.