Larry Rice

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Memphis, TN

Rice Divorce Team
 | 275 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-526-6701
Fax: 901-526-6702
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As a senior partner at Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, PLLC, Larry Rice is dedicated to serving clients in Memphis, Tennessee, and throughout the state. He focuses his practice on family law, generally handling cases that involve divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and spousal support.

In 1970, Mr. Rice graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Arts in history and communication arts. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1976.

With close to 40 years of experience, Mr. Rice guides his clients through the complex challenges that can arise in family law matters. He takes a strategic and thoughtful approach to each case he handles. As a certified Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Rice is committed to helping people and their families achieve favorable resolutions that address their short-term and long-term needs.

Certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification Trial Advocacy, Mr. Rice has an Avvo “Superb” rating. He also has received the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys’ Client Satisfaction Award.

An active member of the legal community, Mr. Rice co-founded the Tennessee Bar Association’s Family Law Section and was founding chair of the Memphis Bar Association’s Family Law Section. He regularly shares his knowledge, lecturing at events for many organizations throughout North America, including a number of American Bar Association conventions. Mr. Rice has also authored books and articles on issues in his practice area, multiple editions including "The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice," currently its 30th anniversary edition.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Larry Rice

Admitted: 1977, Tennessee

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  • International Who's Who, 1995
  • Mentor of the Year, Rhodes College, 1998
  • Top 10 Attorney Award for Tennessee, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Best Law Firm in the Midsouth - 2014-2017
  • Who's Who in American Law, 1985-Present
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2008-Present
  • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Firm in Tennessee 2018
  • Best Lawyer in America, 1993-1994
  • Who's Who in the World, 1987-Present
  • Superb Attorney, Avvo, 2011-Present
  • The Face of Divorce Law, Memphis Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy-Family Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Founder, Divorce and Family Law Section, Memphis Bar Association, 1986
  • President, Family Law Section, Tennessee Bar Association, 1987-88
  • Co-founder, Family Law Section, Tennessee Bar Association, 1987
  • Family Law Revision Commission, 1990-91
  • Chair, Divorce and Family Law Section, Memphis Bar Association, 1986-87
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Child Support Guidelines Commission, 1989

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founding Chair, Student Legal Assistant Program, 1975
  • Vice Chairman of the Board, WKNO sponsor and on air personality, MALS supporter, MPA and GMPA supporter
  • Reunion Chairman for Rhodes, International Children's Heart Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice: Forms and Procedures for the Lawyer, Fifth Edition is a solid resource for all lawyers, whether for those just starting out or for those who want to build up their document library. It is a proven system that provides a winning strategy for family law practices. This complete divorce practice system can easily be customized to fit each jurisdiction and case, providing over 500 documents to efficiently take clients through every step of the divorce practice. The guide is easy to use, arranged in the natural order of the divorce experience. Starting with clients, it follows through the interview, proceeds through discovery, negotiations, mediation, trial and ends with prenuptial agreements. Content includes forms, checklists, worksheets, formal motions, orders, pleadings, agreements, and letters in the following areas: Law office management Clients Client interview Complaints Discovery Marital dissolution agreement Alternative dispute resolution Trial Final decree Motions Petitions Consent orders Orders Miscellaneous pleadings Letters Pre and post-marital agreements, The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice: Forms and Procedures for the Lawyer, 5th Edition, American Bar Association, 2016
  • "Excellence in Continuing Professional Education", 1997
  • Board of Editors, The Matrimonial Strategist,1995,1996,1997
  • Contributor, "Child Custody in Tennessee", NBI, 1992
  • "Alimony- What it is, What it was, and What it shall be", TBA, Family Law, 1991
  • Beauty and the Beast, Family Law in the'90s, "The Perfect Divorce Client", TTLA, 1991
  • "Antenuptial Contracts-Alimony, Attorney Fees, & Property Division", TBA, Family Law, 1989
  • American Bar Association, 1992, 1998, 2005, 2012
  • Trends and Issues in Family Law, "When Mediation Fails, Litigation Prevails," TBA, 1992
  • Divorce Trial, Tribulations, Tactics and Triumphs, Co-author, TBA, 1993
  • Divorce Practice Made Easier, TBA, 1993
  • Divorce Practice, Virginia Law Foundation, 1994
  • Family Law: Ask the Experts, "Total Quality Management: Law Office Automation/Paralegals as Case Managers," TBA, 1994
  • Family Law, "How to Earn Money Practicing Family Law," TBA, 1995
  • The Effective, Ethical Lawyer, PESI, 1996
  • The Matrimonial Strategist, "Case Charts Help You Keep Track of File Details," November 1993
  • The Matrimonial Strategist, "Using 'Divorce Worksheets' to Keep Track of Cases," December 1993
  • The Matrimonial Strategist, "Visual Persuasion: Using Graphs to Make Your Point," February 1994
  • The Matrimonial Strategist, "Good Advice for Your Clients: Have an AIDS Test," June 1995
  • The Matrimonial Strategist, "ADR - During the Marriage- Using Mutual Gifts to Solve Marital Disputes Over Assets," June 1998
  • Hot Topics in Family Law, Ethics & Professionalism, TBA, 1997
  • The Matrimonial Strategist, Divorce: What You Need To Know When It's Happening to You- Videotape, American Bar Association, 1993
  • Plaintiff Personal Injury Paralegal, "In Pursuit of the Perfect Personal Injury Practice," PESI, 1997
  • Child Custody and Visitation in Tennessee, "Divorce," NBI, 1998
  • Larry Rice on Divorce: How to Run an Efficient and Effective Divorce Practice and Improve Client Satisfaction, Virginia Law Foundation, 1998
  • The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, 2nd Edition, American Bar Association, 1998
  • American Journal of Family Law, "Tactics in Divorce Practice," Fall 1989
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section Newsletter, "Antenuptial Agreement, Postnuptial Agreement and Reconciliation Agreement," Co-author, May/June 1992
  • "Divorce Practice in Tennessee", PESI, 1987
  • Tennessee Evidence Workshop Handbook, Contributor, PESI, 1997
  • 1997 Wiley Family Law Update, "Sample Discovery Forms in Divorce Litigation," Wiley, 1997
  • "Rice's Divorce Practice Manual", PESI, 1990
  • "Divorce Practice in Tennessee", 2nd Edition, PESI, 1987
  • "Clients, Interviews, and Complaints", TBA, Family Law, 1988
  • "Winning for Your Client", LEI, 1988
  • "Divorce Practice A to Z", National Dependent Care, 1989
  • "Divorce Lawyer's Handbook", PESI, 1989

Educational Background:

  • Rhodes College BA, Communication History, 1974
  • University College, Oxford, England, B.A. Communication Arts and History, British Studies 1972-1973.
Office Location for Larry Rice

275 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-526-6701

Fax: 901-526-6702

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Last Updated: 4/16/2019

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