Rick is a member and former Practice Group Leader for the Tort, Transportation and Specialized Litigation Group (formerly known as General Litigation Group). He represents companies, businesses, property owners, individuals, and insurers defending various types of personal injury and product liability claims throughout the United States.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1998
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 8th Circuit
    • Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® – Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2012-2020
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2018-2020
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, General Litigation, 2013-2018
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, General Litigation, 2008-2012

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., Banking and Finance, summa cum laude, 1995

Experience

  • Trial counsel for a manufacturer of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in successful defense of case alleging that PCBs caused plaintiffs’ cancer.
  • Member of nationwide defense team for a medical device manufacturer in the defense of product liability claims throughout the United States.
  • Representation of a major foundation repair company defending various construction-related claims filed in Mississippi.
  • Trial of over 20 cases to verdict.
  • Extensive experience with arbitration and mediation.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, "United States: The Legality and Advantages of Construction Management," Mondaq Business Briefing, November 2010.