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Rates (per party, per hour)

Two Party $375.00
Three Party $310.00
Four Party $265.00
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Travel Policy

Hearings outside metro Atlanta area - $325.00 per hour for travel time; plus customary travel expenses including, but not limited to airfare, mileage, car rental, lodging and meals.

Seven hour minimum for all cases outside of metro Atlanta.

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Biography

Judge Randy Rich is known throughout the legal community as an expert in litigation and evidence. He has presided over 300 jury trials, as well as the largest pending civil lawsuit in Georgia: the Georgia Opioid Litigation. Judge Rich founded the Gwinnett Business Court and was later named a Business Court Judge in the Metro Atlanta Business Court. He has spoken on the issues of evidence, ethics and professionalism at many seminars and authored several articles on expediting resolution of civil lawsuits in Georgia. He lives in Suwanee with his wife, Bonnie, and their two children.

Professional Experience

  • Full-time Neutral, Henning (2021-Present)
  • Superior Court of Gwinnett County (2014-2020)
  • State Court of Gwinnett County (2004-2014)
  • Rich & Smith, LLC (1992-2004) (General civil litigation in State and Federal Court)

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia (1992 to present)
  • Judge, Metro Atlanta Business Court (2016-2020) (Presided over largest civil lawsuit in Georgia-Georgia Opioid Litigation)
  • Judge, Gwinnett County Business Court (2005-2016)
  • Council of Superior Court Judges (Member 2014-2020, Technology Cmte., 2014 - 2020; Civil Jury Charges Cmte., 2019-2020; Drug Court Cmte 2017-2020
  • Council of State Court Judges (Member 2004-2014)
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism (Orientation Leader Georgia State College of Law, Emory Law School, John Marshall Law School)
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association (Member, 1992 to present; Secretary 1996, Treasurer 1997, Chairman Great Day of Service 1995-1998)
  • Adjunct Faculty (Georgia State College of Law 1994-2004; University of Georgia 1998-1999; Emory Law School Kiesler-Edison 1999-2001 John Marshall Law School 2005-present)
  • Author, Criminal Case Files NITA (Law School Casebook)
  • Drug Court Judge, Gwinnett Superior Court (2017-2020)

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell- AV Rating
  • A. Thomas Jones, Excellency in Advocacy Award
  • Bleckley Inn of the American Inns of Courts; Master (2012-present)
  • Leadership Gwinnett (2002)

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law; Juris Doctor; Cum Laude (1992)
  • University of Georgia; Bachelor of Arts (1988)

Mediation/Arbitration Training

  • Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, Inc.
  • Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, Registered Neutral and Arbitrator

Areas of Expertise

  • Aviation
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury and Brain Injury
  • Church Liability
  • Complex Business
  • Employment/Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Hospital Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Slip and Fall Liability
  • Trucking
  • Wrongful Death

Thank you! And thank you to Judge Rich for stepping in last minute. He did a fantastic job!

Chad Hoffecker

Hotchkiss Hoffecker Peacock LLC


Judge Rich was an exceptionally effective mediator. He has a very calm demeanor, but, somehow, you know that he has a fire in his belly to get the case settled. He was excellent with our client who was very tender about the death of her husband and fearful of a jury trial. Judge Rich set her at ease and appropriately consoled her about her loss. We didn't get it settled, but we got close and Judge Rich stayed engaged for several weeks after the day of medition. I have recommended him to my peers and partners and will definitely use him again.

Render C Freeman

Andersen, Tate & Carr, PC


I write to share my experience with Honorable Randy Rich as a Mediator at Henning. I have known Judge Rich for over 20 years and always admired his intellect, demeanor, sense of fair play and judgment as exercised by him as a trial judge in Gwinnett County over this extended period. Having recently mediated with him, I can attest that he carried to Henning all of these positive attributes that he displayed on the bench which make him a seasoned evaluator and capable dispute resolution officiant. Will definitely use him again.

Gerald Davidson Jr.

Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP


Judge Rich is truly one of the best in the business. His impressive resume gives him a unique perspective. Judge Rich is well respected by both Plaintiff and Defense counsel, and for good reason.

Ronny Hulsey

Hotchkiss Hoffecker Peacock LLC


I've had the pleasure of Judge Rich serving as a mediator and an arbitrator in various cases. He brings a wide range of experience from his years as a Judge. As a mediator, he is willing to listen and uses a calming and straightforward approach with clients. As an arbitrator, he applies the law and isn't afraid to side with the party who should prevail.

Tyler Dillard

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.


Randy Rich is an excellent mediator. Randy has a great demeanor and has the respect of the parties and counsel. He is also well versed in the law. I highly recommend Randy for mediations and will continue to use him for mine.

Bill Stemberger

Stemberger Law, LLC


Randy Rich is an excellent mediator. I recently had two cases and Randy Rich was selected as the mediator. He did an outstanding job and was willing to continue to mediate the parties after the initial mediation at Henning. His efforts led to the eventual resolution of one of the cases. Randy Rich has an unique insight and perspective on the mediation process and I would highly recommend him as a mediator.

Kevin T. Moore

Kevin T. Moore, P.C.


Judge Rich is a fantastic mediator. His knowledge of Georgia law and his experience in dealing with both Plaintiffs and defendants are great assets, especially when combined with his enthusiastic, friendly, and professional demeanor. Judge Rich will do a great job!

Frederick Ferrand

Swift Currie