Butler Snow attorney Orlando R. Richmond, Sr. was recently featured as the Jackson Free Press Person of the Day.
The following is an excerpt from the article:
Benchmark Litigation, a publication established in 2009 that covers the top law firms and attorneys in the United States, recently named Orlando Richmond Sr., a partner in the Butler Snow law firm, as one of its top 100 trial lawyers for 2019.
Richmond has practiced law for more than 30 years and has been a partner with Butler Snow since 2007. He primarily deals in mass tort litigation in Mississippi and largely across the nation, which involves cases in which large numbers of plaintiffs file suit against companies for claims where they have been allegedly injured by pharmaceuticals or medical devices.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., Richmond moved to Mississippi with his family when he was 14 and graduated from Holly Springs High School. He enrolled at Jackson State University and received a bachelor’s degree in political science pre-law in 1986. While at JSU, he served as the university’s student government president.
“Going into law was something I wanted to do since I was in sixth grade, when I would watch Perry Mason and similar shows on television,” Richmond says. “I remember one of my sixth grade teachers once had asked all the students in class to make silhouettes of ourselves and write the profession we wanted to pursue as an adult under them. I wrote ‘attorney’ under mine, and every day that year when I looked at my silhouette on the wall, it served as a tangible encouragement for me.”
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