Richard was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, but moved to Louisiana in 1994. He attended law school at Tulane University, where he excelled in trial advocacy. Upon completion of law school in 1997, he served as a law clerk to the judges of the Fourteenth Judicial District court in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Since participating with The Cox Law Firm, he has handled Maritime, Personal Injury, Toxic Tort, and Workers’ Compensation cases.
Richard has three children, Bailey, Chase and Bryce Wilson. Richard and his children have all worked hard to represent Lake Charles, Louisiana through sport and community involvement. Richard has served the community of Lake Charles as the President of the Board of Directors for the Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Services, a member of the Civic Advisory Council for LifeShare Blood Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Calcasieu Women’s Shelter. He is also a charter member of 100 Black Men of Lake Charles, which was formed to mentor young African American men. In addition, Richard has served as a Judge Pro Temp for the Fourteenth Judicial District Court. He is a member of the Lake Charles Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and is a member of Masonic Temple Ionic 26.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Mass Tort
- Workers’ Compensation
- Louisiana, 1999
- S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1999
- Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
- D. – 1997
- Honors: Moot Court
- Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
- S. – 1989
- Major: Biology Pre-Med
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Louisiana Bar Association
- Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- Judicial Clerkship 14th Judicial District Court, Law Clerk, 1997 – 1998
Fraternities / Sororities
- Kappa Alpha Psi
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