Orlando R. Richmond, Sr.

Rod Richmond

Rod Richmond is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and American College of Trial Lawyers and an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has over 30 years of experience and has served as lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous jury trials in state, federal, and military venues. He has tried at least 60 cases to verdict and handled numerous administrative proceedings.

Over the past several years, his trial practice has primarily focused on mass tort litigation involving pharmaceutical products, toxic torts and environmental issues. In addition to his product liability practice, he also defends Attorneys General consumer protection litigation for clients in a variety of industries.

He is recognized as one of Benchmark Litigation’s 2019-2024 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America and is listed by a variety of other industry publications, including Chambers USA, Lawdragon 500 (Mass Tort, Environment & Toxic Tort Litigation), LMG Life SciencesThe Best Lawyers in AmericaWho’s Who Legal: Product Liability DefenceWho’s Who Legal: Life Sciences, and Mid-South Super Lawyers. He has spoken on trial and litigation-related topics at prestigious industry conferences, including ACI’s Drug and Medical Device Litigation Seminar and IADC’s Corporate Counsel College. Rod’s writing on diversity-related topics has been published in The American Lawyer, DRI’s For The Defense, and Mississippi Business Journal, among others. In June 2020, he authored a two-column article in Fortune on diversity and inclusion. The Wall Street Journal pictured and quoted him in a September 2020 article discussing diversity issues and why there are still so few black executives in America’s top companies. He also received the National Bar Association’s 2021 Presidential Black Excellence Award.

Rod obtained his J.D. from Georgetown University and is admitted to The Mississippi Bar, the U.S. District Courts Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.

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