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Richard “Rick” Lamar Sizemore

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Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Defective and dangerous products
  • Car accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace injuries
  • Whistleblower/ False Claims Act cases
  • Insurance subrogation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina Court of Appeals
  • South Carolina Supreme Court
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • North Carolina Supreme Court
  • S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D., cum laude
  • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
    • B.A. in History and Political Science

Seminars & Publications

Selected Seminars

  • Annual Product Liability Seminar – Expert Witnesses: Practical Tips from Both Sides of the “V.”  (2015)
  • GTLA Paralegal and Legal Assistant Workshop – Preparing a Demand: The Keys to Effective Presentation of Your Case (2015)
  • Panelist, GTLA Leadership Education and Advanced Direction Program (2015)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Practice Manual Seminar – Chapter Four: Procedural Points (2008)

Publications

  • Product Liability, Annual Survey of Georgia Law, 59 Mercer L. Rev. 331 (Fall 2007) (co-author)
  • Associate Editor, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Practice Manual (2007)
  • Product Liability, Annual Survey of Georgia Law, 58 Mercer L. Rev. 313 (Fall 2006) (co-author)
  • Ogletree v. Navistar Int’l Transp. Corp.: The Demise of the “Open and Obvious Danger” Rule, 50 Mercer L. Rev. 1137 (1999)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Macon Bar Association (Executive Committee 2014-present)
  • William A. Bootle Inn of Court
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Federal Law Clerk for the Honorable Jack T. Camp, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Representative Experience

  • Has handled cases or appeared before courts in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and California, in addition to state and federal courts throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina
  • Has represented first-party property insurers and insureds in subrogation cases, including damage caused by a train derailment at an industrial facility that exceeded $200 million, damage caused by a foreign object left inside a generator that exceeded $3 million, equipment failures, defective products, fires, flooding, and other cases involving significant property damage and business interruption claims
  • Has represented individuals who sustained catastrophic injuries during automobile and tractor-trailer accidents, patients who were injured as a result of medical negligence, and individuals who were injured by defective consumer or commercial products
  • Has represented inventors in intellectual property cases involving patent infringement
  • Has represented whistleblowers in cases involving Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance fraud
  • Has represented first-party property insurers in coverage disputes involving boiler explosions, train derailments, construction defects, pharmaceutical products, and equipment failure

Email Rick Sizemore at Rick@clarksmithlaw.com

Richard Lamar Sizemore, known as Rick to his colleagues and clients, is a civil litigator with extensive experience representing individuals and companies in complex tort and business litigation. He has recovered millions in settlements for his clients in cases involving catastrophic injuries, equipment failure, insurance subrogation, defective products and medical negligence.

Rick began his career defending corporations in cases involving personal injury and defective products. He uses this experience to help create solid case strategies for the clients he represents today—those who have been injured or harmed through no fault of their own.

Before Clark & Smith, Rick practiced for Gautreaux & Sizemore, King & Spalding, L.L.P., and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Cirisi, L.L.P., all of which are located in Georgia. He was also a partner with Logan, Jolly & Smith, L.L.P. in Anderson, South Carolina, before returning to his home town of Macon.

Rick is admitted to practice in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, and routinely handles cases in all three states. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.