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Richard A. Rice, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Rice Law Firm, LLC
3151 Maple Drive NE, Suite 210
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 770-615-0816
Fax: 404-481-3057
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%)
Attorney Profile

The managing partner at The Rice Law Firm, LLC, Richard A. Rice Jr. focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he provides representation to people throughout the metropolitan area who have been charged by the state or federal government with having committed felonies or misdemeanors. Mr. Rice also has experience in assisting clients with their income and estate tax planning as well as those who are facing IRS collection activities. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and Virginia as well as before several federal courts.

Mr. Rice's criminal defense experience covers a wide spectrum of alleged offenses. The cases that he has worked on have included assault, drug possession and distribution, theft, weapons violations, tax evasion, and trade secrets misappropriation. He has also handled a variety of white collar crimes, including fraud, money laundering and bribery. Mr. Rice has an excellent track record in obtaining positive results for his clients, both through acquittals and dismissals as well as through the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. He has put to use his previous experience working as a prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia, where he worked on cases involving money laundering and drug trafficking, as he is now often able to anticipate the tactics that the prosecution might utilize in his current cases.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Georgia in 1990, Mr. Rice attended the University of Notre Dame Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1994. After graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps before entering private practice. Highly regarded by his colleagues, Mr. Rice has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

About Richard A. Rice, Jr.

First Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Awardee, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • Awardee, Navy and Marine Achievement Medal
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating, 10.0 Superb
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • White Scholar, University of Notre Dame Law School, Thomas J. White Center on Law and Government

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Mensa International
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • The American Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • The United States Supreme Court Bar
  • The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter
  • The Atlanta Bar

Educational Background

  • University of Georgia, Bachelor’s Degree

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Managing Editor, University of Notre Dame Law School, Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy

Pro bono/Community Service

  • The Army Navy Club of Washington, D.C.
  • The Sorin Society of the University of Notre Dame
  • The Lawyers Club of Atlanta
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Office Location for Richard A. Rice, Jr.

3151 Maple Drive NE
Suite 210
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 770-615-0816

Fax: 404-481-3057

Last Updated: 8/20/2021

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