Richard grew up in Savannah, Georgia, where he attended Benedictine Military School.    He received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University in 1993 and a Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1997. 


After law school, Richard served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James R. Tuten, Jr. in Brunswick, Georgia.  While working for Judge Tuten, he saw firsthand how the law can be used to help families that are going through difficult times.  Richard took these lessons to heart and has dedicated his legal practice to helping others and serving the community.   He was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Federal Defenders Office in the Middle District of Georgia and has served as a Guardian Ad Litem for children of families in crisis.  


Richard has been practicing law for over 20 years and has litigated thousands of cases.  At Vayman & Teitelbaum, he draws on a wealth of experience and expertise to zealously advocate for his client’s interests and help them navigate stressful legal and family circumstances with empathy and compassion.