TRIAL ATTORNEY RICHARD READ
ABOUT RICHARD R. READ:
Richard R. Read received both his B.A. in Political Science and his juris doctorate from the University of Georgia. He began his prosecutorial career working as in intern for the Clarke County, Georgia District Attorney’s Office in Athens, Georgia while in law school. Following graduation from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1987, he worked as an Assistant Solicitor in the Dekalb County Solicitor’s Office for two years, then moved to the Dekalb District Attorney’s Office in 1990 where he worked as an Assistant District Attorney specializing in the prosecution of child molestation cases. In 1992, he became Rockdale County Georgia’s Chief Assistant District Attorney, a position he held until 1996. After a brief stent in private practice, he ran for Rockdale County District Attorney in 1998 against incumbent Cheryl Custer and took office in January 1999 at the age of 31. He served five terms, running unopposed for the last four. In October, 2017, he tendered his resignation and served his last day as Rockdale County’s District Attorney on December 31, 2017.
While he was the Rockdale District Attorney, Read personally prosecuted hundreds of felony cases through trial, with his office tallying case completions in the tens of thousands. Read’s high-profile cases include the successful prosecution of the Heritage High School shooter, Anthony Solomon, recent day care shooter Terrence Roberson, and the twins, Tasmiyah and Jasmiyah Whitehead, who stabbed their mother to death.
Read is a 1998 graduate of Leadership Rockdale. He is a past president of the Board of Directors for Project ReNeWal. He has served on the Public Safety Advisory Board for Rockdale Career Academy and has been chairperson for the Rockdale County Child Fatality Review Committee.
TRIAL ATTORNEY T. K. READ
ABOUT T. K. READ:
TK obtained her law degree from the University of Louisville Law School, where she was the winner of the Pirtle Washer Moot Court Competition. She attended the Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy in 1988, and obtained a L.LM in Litigation from Emory University in 1989. She is a member of all Georgia state and federal bar associations and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
TK has a client-centric practice focused on personal injury, advocating for victims, and litigation. She became involved in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) through her construction litigation practice in the early 90’s. At that time, she recognized the value of Internet based ADR as a conflict resolution tool and in 1995, established GAMA, the Global Arbitration Mediation Association, Inc., as the world’s first on-line ADR Company. GAMA and its assets were later sold with substantial pay-outs to the company’s investors. In her personal injury practice, TK represents victims of motor vehicle accidents, sexual assault, work related incidents, slip and trip and falls, medical malpractice and injuries occurring due to premises liability. Practicing for close to 30 years, she has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for her clients.
TK is also a trained mediator and has mediated hundreds of cases.
Contact TK at firstname.lastname@example.org.