Richard T. Lawrence was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1979. His experience spans from commercial and tort & general litigation to appellate advocacy, including approximately 50 trials and 25 published opinions. He has also been retained as an expert witness in over ten cases. His cases of note include Dial v. Travelers Indem. Co., 780 F.2d 520 (5th Cir. 1986); Rein v. Benchmark Constr. Co., 865 So. 2d 1134 (Miss. 2004); and Curry v. Turner, 832 So. 2d 508 (Miss. 2002). Richard is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Richard has also been elected to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2012-17, General Litigation)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2006-18, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants) 

Community & Professional

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church, Vestry


Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1979

Bachelor's Degree: Business, University of Mississippi, 1976