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George Lawrence Rice III

also known as Larry Rice

About me

Larry Rice, known formally as George Lawrence Rice, III, is the senior partner at Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, PLLC in Memphis, Tennessee. This firm was selected as the Best Law Firm by The Commercial Appeal.


Larry is certified as a Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Tennessee Board of Specialization.


He has earned the distinction of being named a Mid-South Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers every year since 2008 and has been rated a Superb Attorney by Avvo every year since 2011, with a score of 10 out of a possible 10.


Larry received the Top 10 Attorney Award for Tennessee from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. He also received the Client Satisfaction Award from the National Institute of Family Law Attorneys and was recognized as The Face of Divorce Law, with his son Nick, by Memphis Magazine.


Widely recognized as the best CLE speaker on divorce practice, Larry has lectured at more than a dozen American Bar Association conventions and to lawyers from Massachusetts to Hawaii and Canada to the Caribbean, on topics ranging from Law Office Management to Ethics to Trial Practice.


He is the author of several articles and books including: Divorce Practice in Tennessee; The Effective Ethical Lawyer, and The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, Forms and Procedures for Lawyers, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th (25th Anniversary) Editions.


Larry was the founding Chairperson of the Divorce and Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association and co-founder of the Family Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association.


Mr. Rice holds a B.A. in communication arts and history, was a British Studies student at University College, Oxford, England, and completed the American Trial Lawyer Association National College of Advocacy.


He practices law daily and lectures occasionally. Larry may be reached at 901-526-6701 or by email at His website is


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    37 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    37 years
  3. Family: 15%
    37 years
  4. Alimony: 5%
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%
    34 years



Hourly ($500/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sheree Lynn Hoffman

    “I have worked as a mediator with Larry for many of his divorces. Being the mediator gives me an opportunity to witness the attorney, not only as he relates to his client but also watch how he relates to his opposing attorney and the other client. Larry has a reputation for being a incredibly successful litigator but everyone should also be aware of his ability to successfully negotiate settlements on behalf of his clients. He is always respectful and calm. Larry is confident, prepared and is reassuring to his clients. I enjoy working with Larry because he respects and believes in the process of mediation and its ability to help his clients work through many of their issues and come to a resolution without incurring the costs of litigation.”


    Sheree Hoffman Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

275 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, TN, 38103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ten Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Nationally Ranked Top 10 AttorneyNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Client Satisfaction AwardNational Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
The Face of Divorce LawMemphis Magazine2014
Memphis Most - Best Law FirmThe Commercial Appeal2014
Mid-South Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2013
Mid-South Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2012
Mid-South Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2011
Top Attorneys in Divorce & Family LawMemphis Magazine2011
Mid-South Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Mid-South Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Mid-South Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Family Law SpecialistRice, Amundsen & Caperton, PLLC1975 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCertified Specialist2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationAuthor & Lecturer1998 - Present
Memphis Bar Association, Divorce & Family Law SectionFounder & Chair1989 - 1991
Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo Founder and Chair1988 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Estate of Roberts, 2008 WL 763780 (Tenn.Ct.App. December 02, 2008)Mr. Rice's client won. The trial judge was reversed.
Bumpus v. Bumpus, 2008 WL 763780 (Tenn.Ct.App. March 25, 2008)Mr. Rice's client, the father won. Custody removed from mother and granted to father. Mother's petition for contempt dismissed.
McIntire v. McIntire, 2006 WL 1627377 (Tenn.Ct.App. June 13, 2006)Mr. Rice's client, the mother won. The father's request to move to Nashville, TN was denied. Custody changed to mother. Mother awarded attorneys fees.
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationThe Complete Guide to Divorce Practice: Forms and Procedures for the Lawyer, Forth Edition (25th Anniversary)2012
American Bar AssociationThe Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, 3rd Edition2005
The Matrimonial StrategistADR- During the Marriage- Using Mutual Gifts to Solve Marital Disputes Over Assets1998
American Bar AssociationThe Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, 2nd Edition1998
Wiley Family Law UpdateSample Discovery Forms in Divorce Litigation1997
PESIThe Effective, Ethical Lawyer1996
The Matrimonial StrategistUsing Divorce Worksheets to Keep Track of Cases1994
The Matrimonial StrategistVisual Persuasion: Using Graphs to Make Your Point1994
The Matrimonial StrategistCase Charts Help You Keep Track of File Details1993
Tennessee Bar AssociationTrends and Issues in Family Law, “When Mediation Fails, Litigation Prevails”1992
American Bar AssociationThe Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, 1st Edition1992
Tennessee Bar AssociationFamily Law, “Alimony- What it is, What it was, and What it shall be”1991
Tennessee Bar AssociationFamily Law, “Antenuptial Contracts-Alimony, Attorney Fees, & Property Division”1989
American Journal of Family LawTactics in Divorce Practice1989
PESIDivorce Practice in Tennessee1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Rhodes CollegeHistory & Communication ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tennessee Bar AssociationLaw Practice Management & Digital Development2015
Illinois State Bar AssociationThe Best CLE Program for Divorce Lawyers2015
Webinar, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers"Be a Great Divorce Lawyer" on Law Office Management and Clients2014
Vermont Bar Association Family Law Day 2014"The Best Program for Real Lawyers" on Law Practice Management, Clients, Interview, Discovery, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Trial Techniques2014
The Missouri Bar 14th Annual Family Law ConferenceClients, Law Practice Management, Trial, and Social Media2014
The Mississippi Bar 2014 Annual Meeting & Summer School, Family Law SectionClients2014
Tennessee Bar Association Law Tech Conference 2014Clients and Law Practice Management2014
Telephonic - Rossdale CLE"Mastering Family Law & Matrimonial Searches" on social media2014
Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Family Law Section SeminarClients and Law Office Management2014
Massachusetts CLE - Divorce Skills Workshop 2014"The Best Seminar" on Law Practice Management, Clients and Ethics, Interview and Discovery, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Trial Techniques2014
Indiana CLE Forum - Divorce Skills, featuring national expert Larry RiceLaw Practice Management for Divorce Lawyers, Client Relations, Interviews, Pleadings, and Discovery2014
Alaska Bar Association - Divorce Skills and More Divorce SkillsLaw Practice Management for Divorce Lawyers, Client Relations, Interviews, Pleadings, Discovery, Marital Dissolution Agreements, Parenting Plans, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trials, Appellate Practice, Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements2014
Striving for SuccessStriving for Success- How to Upgrade your Family Law Practice2010
Divorce Practice with Larry Rice and FriendsLaw Practice Management for Real Lawyers, etc.2010
7th Annual Solo and Small Firm InstituteLaw Practice Management for Real Lawyers2010
CLEFamily Law Conference2008
CLEEthics Everyone Needs2007
CLEDivorce CLE at Sea with Larry Rice2007
CLEThe Return of Divorce Practice with Larry Rice and Friends2006
CLEDepositions: Discovery and Evidentiary2003
CLEInterpreting Personal Tax Returns2003
ABA Annual MeetingSection of Family Law2003
CLEFamily Law Practice in TenneseeN/A