Lea Richmond, IV is a shareholder in the Birmingham, AL office of Carr Allison. His trial practice involves the defense of transportation liability litigation, products liability and health care litigation. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) – Transportation Committee.
In 2014, Lea received an exclusive honor when he was appointed by the Alabama Supreme Court to serve a three-year term on the Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee – Civil. This committee is charged with drafting the language of the pattern jury instructions that are used across the state of Alabama in all state courts. In recognition of his legal skills, he was named to Alabama Rising Stars in 2012 and Mid-South Super Lawyers from 2013-2016.
Lea presented at the DRI Trucking Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona in April of 2008. His presentation was titled: Decoding the Documents – Understanding the Documents that Motor Carriers Must Maintain under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. He has also published several articles including: “Stuck in the Middle with You: Guidance from the Rules of Professional Conduct Regarding Simultaneous Representation of Parties Whose Interest in Litigation May Conflict”, (2007) and “Sisters of the Visitation v. Cochran Plastering Co.: Earnest Federalism or Reconstructive Defiance to the Federal Arbitration Act”, 25:3 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 63 (2002).