Richard T. Lawrence

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  • The Emporium Building, 400 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
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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 (2006-19, Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Insurance
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Surety and Fidelity Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountants
  • Directors and Officers Litigation
  • Lawyers

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1951  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1979, Mississippi

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

Birth Information:
Jackson, Mississippi, 1954
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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