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Richard C. Foster

Partner


Practice Areas

Insurance CoverageTrucking Litigation

Education

  • Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University (J.D., 1995)
  • Georgia College (B.S., 1988)

Biography

Richard “Richie” C. Foster, a partner in the Atlanta office, dedicates his practice primarily to motor carrier liability, commercial insurance coverage and general commercial insurance defense. Mr. Foster has acted as lead counsel in more than 50 jury trials in his career, often defending trucking companies involved in serious accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries and death. He has tried cases throughout the state of Georgia and parts of the Southeast.

Mr. Foster spearheads the firm’s 24-hour emergency response team that investigates major trucking accidents in Georgia and throughout the Southeast.

A former print journalist, Mr. Foster has authored numerous articles in the areas of motor carrier liability and coverage. He also speaks at national seminars on various topics relating to motor carrier liability and insurance coverage issues and regularly provides continuing education services for clients. He has served as national coverage counsel for his trucking clients and argued trucking coverage appellate cases before the federal Fourth Circuit, Eighth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Foster graduated from Georgia College in 1988 with a B.S. in history and political science. He earned his J.D. from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1995. While attending Mercer, Mr. Foster was a member of the National Moot Court team.

Mr. Foster is admitted to practice in all state trial courts and appellate courts in Georgia. He is also admitted in all three federal districts in Georgia, including the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts.


Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Trucking Law Committee)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Southeast Wood Producers Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Transporation Law Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1995

Interests/Additional Information

Mr. Foster is married with two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys saltwater fishing and hunting.


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