Richard grew up in West Greenville the son of a disabled father and hard working mother. Life wasn’t easy but he learned from an early age that hard work and focus along with prayer could improve any circumstance. That same combination of hard work, focus and prayer is what enabled Richard to attend Furman University at night with a full-time class load while working full time driving a forklift during the day. After graduating from Furman, he attended law school at The University of South Carolina’s School of Law where he immediately excelled and was made a member of The South Carolina Law Review. Richard has more than a decade of experience in litigation and has tried numerous cases before both state and federal courts. He is also proud to have played a part in one of the longest civil trials in the history of South Carolina which ran nearly 7 weeks in Oconee County.
Richard currently resides in his hometown of Greenville with his wife of 20 years and their 4 children. In addition to practicing law, he is also a church planter and pastors a non-denominational church in Greenville. He also enjoys coaching soccer and spending time with his family.