Richard T. Lawrence

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Richard T. Lawrence was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1979. His experience spans from commercial and tort and general litigation to appellate advocacy, including approximately 50 trials and 25 published opinions. He has also been retained as an expert witness in over 10 cases. His cases of note include Dial v. Travelers Indem. Co., 780 F. 2d 520 (5th Cir. 1986); Rein v. Benchmark Const. Co., 865 So. 2d 1134 (Miss. 2004); Curry v. Turner, 832 So. 2d 508 (Miss. 2002). Richard is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Richard has also been elected to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). 

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1951
Email: rlawrence@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Appellate Advocacy
Class Action
Commercial Litigation
Insurance
Insurance Litigation
Professional Liability (Non-Medical)
Tort and General Litigation
Education

Bachelor's Degree: Business, University of Mississippi, 1976
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1979

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Honors

  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2012 - 2017, General Litigation)
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬« (2006-2018, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants) 

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church, Vestry
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Mississippi Bar