Richard received a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor degree from the William & Mary Law.  After graduation, he joined the firm then known as Furniss, Davis and Rashkind where he has defended civil lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout Virginia for over 40 years. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Virginia’s Best Lawyers, and Virginia Super Lawyers, and has been selected by his peers as a member of Virginia’s Legal Elite. In 2021, he was named by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in the field of Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants.

Richard has earned an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® its highest recognition, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice Areas
  • Civil litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • Insurance coverage
  • Personal injury
  • Products liability
  • Trucking liability
  • Attorney malpractice
  • Professional liability
  • Workers compensation
  • Construction disputes
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, B.A.
    • with distinction
Associations & Memberships
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute

Contact the Firm


Furniss, Davis, Rashkind and Saunders, P.C.


6160 Kempsville Circle,
Smithfield Building, Suite 341B,
Norfolk, Virginia 23502