Bennie L. Richard, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tougaloo College in 1994. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1997. Mr. Richard is married to Attorney Carol White Richard who specializes in criminal law. They have a son, JaMarcus.
Current Employment Position:
President and Owner, Richard Law Firm, PLLC

Education
:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1997, J.D.
Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1994, B.A., English

Representative Cases
:
Adams v. Institute of Community Services, Inc.,
727 So. 2d 739 (Mississippi Court of Appeals, 1998)
Hill v. Ascent Assur. Inc.,
2005 F. Supp. 606 (Northern District of Mississippi, 2002)
Brown v. Ascent Assur. Inc.,
191 F. Supp. 729 (Northern District of Mississippi, 2002)

Professional Associations and Memberships
:
The Mississippi Bar Association; The Magnolia Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Trial Lawyers' Association; Mississippi Trial Lawyers' Association; Washington County Bar; The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers' Association; Past President, Washington County Young Lawyers' Division; 100 Black Men of the Mississippi Delta; United Way; Delta Center Stage, Board Member; Greenville Arts Council, Past Member; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Past Employment
:
Family Master - Chancery Court District 9, Greenville, Mississippi
Special Judge - January 2003 - present
Presiding Judge responsible for determination of child support and related matters presented by the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

McTeer & Associates, Attorneys at Law, Greenville, Mississippi
Associate Attorney - November 1997 - November 2005
Areas of Practice: General Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Bad Faith Insurance, Employment Discrimination and Divorce.

Bar Admissions
:
Mississippi Bar, 1997
United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, 1997
United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 1997

Interests
:
Spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising.



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