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Richard Andrew Bright

Wrongful death Attorney at Little Rock, AR

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Richard Bright

  • State Years
    Arkansas - AR 18 years
    Tennessee - TN 19 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Active 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. Wrongful death

    18 years

  2. Motorcycle accident

    18 years

  3. Class action

  4. Personal injury
    $2 million verdict drunken-driving case. $500,000 verdict Young Hispanic female was substantially scarred and as the result of a drunk drivers negligence. Numerous Jury trial experience in negligence and wrongful death claims all across Arkansas including but not limited to Pulaski County, Perry County, Jefferson County, Miller County, Union County, Ouachita County, Clark County, Crittenden County, Sebastian County, Polk County, Yell County, Hot Spring County, and White County.

    18 years, 3,000 cases

  5. Litigation

    18 years

  6. Social Security & Disability

    14 years

  7. Criminal defense

    19 years

Richard has represented clients in the United States Supreme Court all the way down to local small claims court. His career has been focused on helping ordinary people stand up against big business, hospitals, creditors, insurance companies, drunk drivers, and strong-arm government regulations. 

He started as a street lawyer in Memphis, Tennessee. He returned to his hometown in Arkansas in 2005 where he has worked for Taylor King Law ever since. 

His practice is devoted exclusively to representing people who have been harmed get fair compensation for social security, uninsured, underinsured and wrongful death benefits. Richard has participated in over 30 jury trials to verdict and over 2,000 cases that were settled or mediated.  Other attorneys, including defense counsel for insurance companies, often refer injury cases to Richard. He also speaks at continuing legal education courses for other lawyers. 

Richard believes in his community and good government. That's why he served as Justice of the Peace for six years and ran for State Representative. He is a lifetime member of the Arkansas Game and Fish and elder at his church. Richard loves watching the Chicago Cubs and all things Razorback. His wife, Leslie, works for the Arkansas Court of Appeals and they have two daughters. 

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Contact Richard

Taylor King Law
820 West 3rd St.
Little Rock, AR, 72212
Taylor King Law
320 Main Street
Arkadelphia, AR, 71923
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Posted by JosephGates | March 6, 2015
Richard Bright review
Richard is very knowledgeable in personal injury cases. I have gone to Richard numerous times for help on my cases, and Richard has always led me in the right direction.
Posted by jane | February 26, 2015
Thank you, Mr. Bright!
Richard Bright handled my case with ease and in a timely manner, and needless to say, the outcome of my case was extremely positive. He is an honorable man with a passion for the law and a heart for his client. When I called with a question or concern, Mr. Bright was always prompt in getting back with me. He is a fantastic attorney.
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Posted by Nora | February 26, 2015
Richard Bright is an outstanding attorney not only for personal injury but also any other legal needs. I was an am pleased with his service an would recommend him to anyone. He is very professional an on point with his services. Keeps his clients well informed an contacts you where you do not have to call him, because you know everything that is going on with your case. He is very on point an honest an does not lead in the wrong direction. Very very satisfied customer!!
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Posted by Jill | December 9, 2014
I highly recommend Richard Bright!!!!!
Mr. Bright was very informative by keeping me up-to-date on the status of the other parties insurance company. I feel like he was very fair, knowledgeable & realistic about the outcome of my case. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to family & friends!


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer
  • Taylor King & Associates
  • 2005 - Present
  • Counselor at Law
  • Arkansas Presbytery
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Quorum Court Clark County Arkansas
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Prosecuting Attorney's Office 9th Judicial Circuit Arkanasa
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Cordts & Gulley, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Engrossing and Enrolling
  • Texas State Senate
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Downing College at Cambridge, England
  • 2002
  • University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • BA
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Bell v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of OK, No. 14-3731 (8th Cir. 2016)
  • Petition denied by the United State Supreme Court
  • Bass vs. Shelby Taylor Trucking, et al.
  • (1) Confidential settlement, (2) policy limits, and (3) underinsured policy limits
  • Estate of Lucas Langley v. State Farm
  • Verdict for Plaintiff


  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Ranch Club Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Southwest Arkansas Bar Association
  • President 2006
  • 2005 - Present
  • Clark County Arkansas Bar Association
  • President 2006
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Arkansas - Personal injury
  • AY Magazine
  • 2021
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Arkansas
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyer in Arkansas
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • ATLA Personal Injury Law Seminar
  • Judo Law at Work: Making the Defense Facts Yours
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Richard
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Richard is an incredibly capable and knowledgeable personal injury attorney. He has a great understanding of the practical applications of the law and explains things very clearly to his clients. Richard is committed to excellence and has been a great asset to our firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Richard is a hard working attorney that works hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I would hire Richard as my attorney if I was injured. He is very knowledgeable in the area and has been doing a great job for his clients for years."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is very bright and very knowledgeable."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is well respected and a hard working attorney. He has received great results with juries and understands how to get the best possible result for his clients."