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Richard W. Hendrix is a former state and federal prosecutor who has more than 30 years of experience in complex civil and criminal litigation. He has also served as a mediator in Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR).

Since joining Finch McCranie in 1985, Mr. Hendrix has built an extensive litigation practice focusing on wrongful death and serious personal injury cases as well as federal white collar criminal defense cases. He has successfully represented injured parties in personal injury cases throughout the state of Georgia. Mr. Hendrix has also effectively defended business and individuals, including a former US Congressman, against indictments and grand jury investigations. In 2006 and 2008-2012, he was selected to Georgia Super Lawyers.


Large Vans Subject to Rollover

The alarming rate of deadly crashes involving 15- passenger vans has been the subject of calls for action by consumer groups for years. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration show there were 1,090 fatalities between 1997 and 2006 in 15-passenger vans, 688 of those in rollovers. Recently, three […]

Minibus On Highway

Finch McCranie recognized for 2 of the top 25 Georgia verdicts in 2014.

Finch McCranie was recently recognized for winning two of the top 25 jury verdicts in Georgia in 2014.  According to VerdictSearch, our firm won the largest Georgia verdict in 2014 in the Business Torts category in a kickback case involving fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.  This verdict of $10.4 […]


Finch McCranie Welcomes Larry D. Thompson

July 29, 2015 Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and PepsiCo General Counsel Larry D. Thompson Joins Atlanta-Based Finch McCranie, LLP as Counsel Larry D. Thompson, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and PepsiCo General Counsel, has joined the Atlanta-based law firm of Finch McCranie, LLP as Counsel, according to Finch McCranie […]


Professional Malpractice

Malpractice cases usually involve an alleged civil wrong done to an injured party by a professional. The professional will have had a duty of care to that party and the failure to exercise that care will have led to the plaintiff sustaining injuries or damages. Malpractice, like all other torts, […]


Construction Accidents

Work injuries—especially those that take place at construction sites—frequently occur because of hazardous conditions, dangerous machinery, faulty equipment, unsafe surroundings, or the unsafe conduct of people—either due to negligence or ignorance. If you have been injured in a construction accident or during any other kind of work-related accident anywhere in […]


Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death occurs when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another. Each state has jurisdiction over its wrongful death cases. In some states only a spouse and children may bring a wrongful death lawsuit, while in other states, grandparents or other relatives may also […]