Butler Snow is pleased to announce Orlando R. Richmond, Sr. has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Richmond has also been ranked a Local Litigation Star and Litigation Star by the publication.
“We congratulate Rod on this well-deserved accomplishment,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “This recognition reinforces his high-caliber legal work and his commitment to client service.”
Rod Richmond has nearly 30 years of experience and served as lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous jury trials in state, federal and military venues. He has tried at least 60 cases to verdict, and his trial practice over the past several years has primarily focused on mass tort litigation involving pharmaceutical products, toxic torts and environmental issues. He is typically called upon to prepare and try cases in challenging venues with significant amounts in controversy. The breadth of his litigation practice includes municipal law, cases involving serious personal injuries, and commercial disputes. He has built a commendable reputation for his courtroom presence and oral advocacy skills.
Richmond is consistently recognized as one of the country’s leading trial attorneys. AmLaw’s The Litigation Daily profiled him as its Litigator of the Week, May 11, 2018, for his recent defense verdict in a bellwether product liability trial, and Law360 featured him as one of its 2016 Trial Pros. He has been recognized by a variety of other industry publications, including Chambers USA (Product Liability & Mass Torts – Nationwide), Best Lawyers in America® (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants), Super Lawyers® (Mid-South Super Lawyers, Personal Injury – Products: Defense), Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense and Martindale-Hubbell® (AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating).
Richmond is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Mississippi Bar Foundation, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Magnolia Bar Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Capital Area Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from Jackson State University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.
Richmond is a member of Butler Snow’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Healthcare Litigation Group, which was recognized as Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 Product Liability Law Firm of the Year. Additional 2018 nationwide rankings for the practice include The Legal 500: US for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense and Chambers USA for Product Liability & Mass Torts.
Benchmark Litigation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers were chosen through several phases of research. The extensive process, which encompasses six months of analysis into the attorneys’ professional activities, as well as intensive peer and client reviews, has culminated in the selection of the nation’s most elite trial strategists in their respective fields.
Founded in 2007, Benchmark Litigation strives to provide the most accurate and comprehensive coverage of the U.S. and Canadian litigation markets. Benchmark Litigation is the only publication in the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S.