Richard was born in 1943 and admitted to the S.C. Bar in 1972. After completing his undergraduate education at Furman University in 1966, he entered the U. S. Army from 1966 to 1968, was honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant and awarded the Bronze Star and Vietnam Campaign medals.
He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, cum laude, in 1972, where he was the Chief Justice of the Order of Wig and Robe, and the Research Editor of the S.C. Law Review. Thereafter, he was a law clerk for the Hon. Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., the former Chief Judge of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has held numerous offices in the S. C. Bar including membership on the Family Law Counsel, the Ethics Advisory Committee and the Resolution of Fee Disputes Board. Richard is a long standing Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Family Law Section of the S.C. Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the Greenville County Bar Association.
He is admitted to practice in all Courts in the State of South Carolina as well as the U.S. District Court and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. He has received an AV designation from Martindale-Hubbell for more than 25 years as well as being listed in all additions of S. C. Super Lawyers. Further, he has been a speaker at various judicial and continuing legal education seminars for the S. C. Bar and S. C. Trial Lawyers Association.
Richard’s state-wide practice is restricted to divorce and divorce-related litigation and in particular those cases involving significant assets, income and other significant financial issues.
Greenville has been home to Richard for more than 43 years. He and his wife are members of Greenville First Presbyterian Church where he serves as an Elder. They have two adult sons and three grandchildren.
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||University of South Carolina, J.D., 1972
||Furman University, 1966
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