Honorable Randy Rich

Adjunct Professor, Henning Mediation & Arbitration Services


B.A., University of Georgia

J.D., Georgia State University College of Law

Courses Taught

Client Interviewing & Counseling

Career Highlights

Judge Randy Rich is known throughout the legal community as an expert in litigation and evidence. He is an experienced trial lawyer and legal innovator. An attorney in Taylor English’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team, he has presided over 300 jury trials, as well as the largest pending civil lawsuit in Georgia: the Georgia Opioid Litigation. Judge Rich founded the Gwinnett Business Court and was later named a Business Court Judge in the Metro Atlanta Business Court. He has spoken on the issues of evidence, ethics and professionalism at many seminars and authored several articles on expediting resolution of civil lawsuits in Georgia. He lives in Suwanee with his wife, Bonnie, and their two children.

  • State Bar of Georgia (1992 to present)
  • Judge, Metro Atlanta Business Court (2016-2020) (Presided over largest civil lawsuit in Georgia-Georgia Opioid Litigation)
  • Judge, Gwinnett County Business Court (2005-2016)
  • Council of Superior Court Judges (Member 2014-2020, Technology Cmte., 2014 – 2020; Civil Jury Charges Cmte., 2019-2020; Drug Court Cmte 2017-2020
  • Council of State Court Judges (Member 2004-2014)
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism (Orientation Leader Georgia State College of Law, Emory Law School, John Marshall Law School)
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association (Member, 1992 to present; Secretary 1996, Treasurer 1997, Chairman Great Day of Service 1995-1998)
  • Adjunct Faculty (Georgia State College of Law 1994-2004; University of Georgia 1998-1999; Emory Law School Kiesler-Edison 1999-2001 John Marshall Law School 2005-present)
  • Author, Criminal Case Files NITA (Law School Casebook)
  • Drug Court Judge, Gwinnett Superior Court (2017-2020)