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Practice Areas


  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 80%
    22 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    22 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

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Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael G. Geoffroy

    Richard is a leader in the field of products liability and medical products. I highly recommend him.


    Michael Geoffroy Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Childers Schlueter & Smith LLC

1932 N. Druid Hills Rd
Atlanta, GA, 30319


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199309/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in GAThe American Society Of Legal Advocates2015
top 100National Trial Lawyers Association2015
Pro Bono Project AwardGeorgia Bar2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerChilders Schlueter & Smith LLC2000 - Present
PartnerLavigno & Schlueter1993 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Civil Justice PACChampion Member2012 - 2012
American Society of Legal AdvocatesAttorney Member2012 - Present
North Metro Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
United States District court For the Central District of GeorgiaMember2008 - Present
Injury BoardMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association groupchampion member2003 - 2003
Boys and Girls ClubBoard Member2000 - 2004
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember1995 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsMember1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Norther District of GeorgiaMember1993 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember1993 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1993 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
KBS- 60 minutes documnetaryThe effect of the ASR recall in South Korea2013
The Safety ReportActos can lead to Bladder Cancer2012
The Safety ReportDepuy ASR Hip Recall2011
The Legfal ExaminerElevated Cobalt and Chromium levels in the Recalled Hip2011
Protecting Americans from Unsafe ProductsProtecting Americans from Unsafe Products2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Emory UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Oxford CollegeN/AA.A.1988
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Round Table Event Las VegasLegal Implications of Modular Hips2015
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMass Torts In Practice2014
"Failed Implants"Metal on Metal Device Recalls2012
Mass Torts Made PerfectDepuy ASR Hip Implant Recall2011
Malpractice from the Plaintiff's ProspectiveMalpractice from the Plaintiff's perspective2009
Television/ Radio InterviewProtecting AmericanS From Unsafe Products Act2008
Congressional TestimonyProtecting Americans From Unsafe Products Act2008