Richard A. Horder



Office Address:
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30309


Georgia State University
(M.B.A., 1977)

London School of Economics
(L.L.M, 1974)

University of Florida College of Law
(J.D., 1971)

University of Florida
(B.A., 1968)





Past Chair, State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section

Past Chair, Atlanta Bar Environmental Law & Toxic Tort Section

President, Atlanta Legal Aid Society

Georgia Super Lawyer

Georgia Top 100 Super Lawyer

Chambers USA

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law

Best Lawyers® 2011 Lawyer of the Year – Environmental Law – Atlanta

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating

Who’s Who Legal (Environment)

Rick Horder has engaged in the practice of environmental law and litigation for over forty-eight years.
Rick has extensive experience in environmental litigation, as well as environmental enforcement, permitting, compliance, and counseling. Among his areas of focus are the Clean Water Act, with particular emphasis on permitting, wetlands, and WOTUS and jurisdictional issues, RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, the Endangered Species Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

His litigation experience includes cases involving all of those areas, and also asbestos, formaldehyde, PCBs, dioxin, and other highly regulated substances. He has handled a large variety of toxic tort personal injury matters and represented clients in citizen suits and agency enforcement actions, particularly under the Clean Water Act, as well as suits seeking compensation for natural resources damages and property contamination. He has also been involved in numerous ADR matters, both as a client representative and as a mediator/arbitrator.