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Seventh Congressional District

Richard Valladares​

Photo of State Board Member Richard ValladaresRichard Valladares is a Peruvian-American shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He has practiced complex litigation law for over 20 years and has been with Greenberg Traurig for 17 years. He also currently serves as the Chai​r of the firm’s Atlanta Business Litigation Group. Valladares has extensive litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts, representing a wide array of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses. He has been ranked by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Georgia Super Lawyer” for the last ten years, was listed in Georgia Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite” from 2011-2013, and was listed as a 2009 “Future Star” in Benchmark Litigation. He serves as a mentor to students participating in the Georgia Latino Law Foundation who have legal career aspirations, he has served as Vice President of the Peruvian-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, and he worked with the Atlanta Public School System to develop the “Lawyer for a Day” after school program. In 2012, Valladares was awarded the Professional of the Year - XVII TUMI USA Award. Valladares received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. In 2021, Governor Kemp appointed Valladares to​ the Judicial Nominating Commission. He and his wife, Melissa, have four children and reside in Sandy Springs.​