Richard W. Hendrix

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Finch McCranie, LLP
Richard W. Hendrix
Finch McCranie, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, White Collar Crimes, General Litigation

Licensed in Georgia since: 1977

Education: Emory University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2024

Finch McCranie, LLP

229 Peachtree St NE
Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30303 Visit website


A partner at Finch McCranie, LLP, Richard W. Hendrix brings 40 years of experience to his clients in Atlanta and throughout the northern part of Georgia. An accomplished litigation attorney, he divides his practice between white collar criminal defense and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In the former area, he has defended individuals and businesses that are facing federal criminal charges involving tax fraud, political corruption, antitrust violations and obstruction of justice. His clients have included members of Congress, Fortune 500 corporations, executives, and medical and legal professionals.

In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, Mr. Hendrix represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. He has obtained numerous settlements and jury awards in cases arising out of defective products, motor vehicle crashes and aviation accidents. His successes in both of his practice areas have earned Mr. Hendrix an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to law school, Mr. Hendrix attended Davidson College and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1974. He pursued his legal education at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1977. After graduation, Mr. Hendrix spent six years as an assistant U.S. attorney with the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia. It was there that he obtained his background in federal white collar criminal proceedings. Mr. Hendrix has been with his current firm since 1985. Admitted to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th, 5th and 11th Circuits.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: White Collar, General Litigation
  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30% General Litigation

First Admitted: 1977, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “White Collar Crime: New Tools for Prosecution,” The Atlanta Lawyer (Summer, 1986)
  • “Crossing State Lines in Wrongful Death Actions: Traps for the Unwary,” The Verdict (Fall, 1990)
  • “Corporate Criminal Liability: The Need for Effective Compliance Programs,” South Carolina Lawyer (March/April, 1993)
  • “Rule 16 and the Jencks Act: A Need for Legal Reform,” Calendar Call (Winter, 1996)
  • “A Refresher On the Federal Tort Claims Act,” The Verdict (Winter, 1999)
  •  “High Speed Police Chases and Injured Innocent By-Standers,” The Verdict (Summer, 2015) “Tolling the Statute of Limitations in Tort Cases for Victims of a Crime,” The Verdict (Fall, 2007)
  • Master of the Bench with the Lamar American Inn of Court where he works to enhance the professional, ethics and skills of the legal community
  • Adjunct Professor of Litigation at Georgia State University College of Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • District of South Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Strength v. Lovett, 311 Ga. App. 35, 714 S.E.2d 723 (2011)
  • Ramsdell v. State Auto Mut. Ins. Co., 206 Ga. App. 357, 425 S.E.2d 661 (1992)
  • Potts v. Roller, 232 Ga. App. 696, 503 S.E.2d 587 (1998)
  • McCobb v. Clayton County, 309 Ga. App. 217, 710 S.E.2d 207 (2011)
  • Harkins v. Progressive Gulf Ins. Co., 262 Ga. App. 559, 586 S.E.2d 1 (2003)
  • Columbia County v. Branton, 304 Ga. App. 149, 695 S.E.2d 674 (2010)
  • Clayton County v. Austin-Powell, 321 Ga. App. 12, 740 S.E.2d 831 (2013)
  • Canal Ins. Co. v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 256 Ga. App. 866, 570 S.E.2d 60 (2002)
  • Banks v. City of Hampton, 280 Ga. App. 432, 634 S.E.2d 192 (2006)
  • Atlanta Casualty Co. v. Watson, 204 Ga. App. 584, 420 S.E.2d 344 (1992)
  • United States v. Sneed, 732 F.2d 886 (11th Cir. 1984)
  • United States v. Mills, 704 F.2d 1553 (11th Cir. 1983)
  • United States v. Melton, 739 F.2d 576 (11th Cir. 1984)
  • United States v. Killingsworth, 719 F.2d 1130 (11th Cir. 1983)
  • United States v. Herbst, 641 F.2d 1161 (5th Cir. 1981)
  • Sales v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 902 F.2d 933 (11th Cir. 1990)
  • Sales v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 849 F.2d 1383 (11th Cir. 1988)
  • Kolencik v. Stratford Ins. Co., 195 Fed.Appx. 855, 2006 WL 2466182 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • Kolencik v. Progressive Preferred Ins. Co., 2006 WL 738715 (N.D.Ga. 2006)
  • Ayers v. Harrison, 506 Fed. Appx. 883, 2013 WL 411352 (11th Cir. 2013)

Office location for Richard W. Hendrix

229 Peachtree St NE
Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-658-9070


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  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2024

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