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Richard Raymond Schlueter

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 13 years
    Georgia - GA 30 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1993
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    complex contested litigation as to liability and damages

    31 years

  2. Personal injury
    complex contested litigation as to liability and damages

    31 years

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Richard Schlueter has spent his career representing individuals and families who have been harmed as the result of wrongful conduct by others.

He regularly practices in both State and Federal Courts and has worked as a local counselor for out of state firms in the pursuit of justice for similarly situated clients in product liability, medical malpractice and personal injury claims. Further, he has been admitted pro hac vice in many states in pursuing client's claims in many other jurisdictions in the United States and in pursuing claims against corporate defendants outside of the United States. Richard Schlueter, further, has testified before Congress in a four party panel to bring greater accountability to foreign manufacturers for harm caused to U. S. consumers in the proposed bill "Protecting Americans From Unsafe Foreign Products Act."

During his career he has tried to verdict in excess of thirty (30) trials in both State and Federal court including: wrongful death, automobile claims, fiduciary claims, premises liability claims, insurance coverage disputes, medical malpractice and Workers Compensation matters. He has mediated 100+ claims to successful settlement in both open and confidential agreed resolutions.

Richard Schlueter has consistently devoted a portion of his time to assist the indigent and in other pro bono matters in providing counselor representation involving meritorious and worthy issues to individuals who otherwise could not afford their representation. He has participated in various volunteer programs including the Truancy Intervention Project and has received awards from the State Bar of Georgia for "Outstanding Public Service in Providing Legal Representation to the Low Income Citizens of Georgia."

Richard Schlueter lives with his wife and three children in Peachtree Corners.


  • Oxford College, A.A. 1988
  • Emory University, B.A. 1990
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D. 1993



  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • InjuryBoard


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Childers Schlueter & Smith LLC
1932 N. Druid Hills Rd
Atlanta, GA, 30319

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Posted by Bill | November 5, 2009
Richard Schlueter is a superb attorney!
I am pleased to provide an unqualified enthusiastic evaluation of Richard Schlueter, who represented me in a successful wrongful death claim against three large corporations, each of whom had a legal team. Mr. Schlueter's technical knowledge was impressive and overpowering to opposing counsel. His arguments, deposition by an impeccable expert witness, logic, persistence, preparation, use of charts and a Powerpoint presentation complemented his instant recall of every detail of a complicated proceeding. In mediation, the issue of liability was quickly conceded. Mr. Schlueter is a measured, wise, and perceptive adversary in mediation, which, as mentioned, quickly distilled to a matter of damages. Without belaboring the details, the final settlement was 600-times the amount the companies initially offered as a condition of avoiding litigation. By nature, I am not litigious. Indeed, in my seventh decade, I have been involved in only this one suit in which financial compensation was sought. From the outset, I would have personally been able to move on had the companies simply paid for expenses and offered a sincere apology. Neither was forthcoming, and I am gratified that Mr. Schlueter represented me so competently and responsively. At least, the financial settlement offers some closure to a devastating episode. In summary, I could not have hoped for better legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2009
Valentine-wrongful Death
Richard Schlueter is an excellent lawyer. He went above want I feel other lawyers could have done for me.My case involved a product from china that should of been recalled years ago. Richard was the 1st lawyer to receive a settlement from a china based company,the 2nd to collect. What an accomplishment! I'm very proud of the work he did for me.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Childers Schlueter & Smith LLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lavigno & Schlueter
  • 1993 - 2000


  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
  • Oxford College
  • A.A.
  • 1988


  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Metro Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District court For the Central District of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Injury Board
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Norther District of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Georgia Civil Justice PAC
  • Champion Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association group
  • champion member
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in GA
  • The American Society Of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Project Award
  • Georgia Bar
  • 2005


  • KBS- 60 minutes documnetary
  • The effect of the ASR recall in South Korea
  • 2013
  • The Safety Report
  • Actos can lead to Bladder Cancer
  • 2012
  • The Safety Report
  • Depuy ASR Hip Recall
  • 2011
  • The Legfal Examiner
  • Elevated Cobalt and Chromium levels in the Recalled Hip
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Round Table Event Las Vegas
  • Legal Implications of Modular Hips
  • 2015
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mass Torts In Practice
  • 2014
  • "Failed Implants"
  • Metal on Metal Device Recalls
  • 2012
  • Malpractice from the Plaintiff's Prospective
  • Malpractice from the Plaintiff's perspective
  • 2009
  • Television/ Radio Interview
  • Protecting AmericanS From Unsafe Products Act
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Richard
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a leader in the field of products liability and medical products. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Richard for nearly 20 years. He is an outstanding lawyer. I recently referred him a personal injury case with significant damages and questionable liability. Richard achieved a tremendous outcome for the client. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Richard for several years now and time and time again he has knocked the ball out of the park. Both Richard and his firm are not afraid to take on the tough cases. They produce excellent results and care about their clients. I am proud to endorse this lawyer's work."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been working with Richard and his firm, Childers & Schlueter, for well over five years now. Together we have investigated hundreds of potential claims for consumers injured by potentially defective products. I have the utmost trust and confidence in Richard and his firm to handle any and all cases involving injuries and/or financial loss. When I need to associate with a Georgia lawyer, I look only to Richard and his partners."
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Atlanta Defective and dangerous products Lawyer Richard Raymond Schlueter
Richard Raymond Schlueter
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 30 years
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