Mr. Richard’s practice principally involves business litigation, eminent domain, toxic tort, products liability, and legal and medical malpractice. He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. Mr. Richard was admitted to practice in 1970. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He is a member and past President of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and is a Master Bencher in the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court. Mr. Richard holds memberships in the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, and the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is also a Member of Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute. Mr. Richard was the 2000 recipient of the Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award, given by the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and is listed by SuperLawyers as having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the areas of Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability.