Rick Horder joined the Kilpatrick Stockton "as a partner in 1989 and is the head of the Atlanta Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources Team. Mr. Horder received a B.A. degree in 1968 and a J.D. degree in 1971 from the University of Florida, an LL.M. degree in International Law in 1974 from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an M.B.A. degree in International Business in 1977 from Georgia State University.
"Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Horder served as Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Georgia (Civil Division), from 1974 through 1977 representing numerous federal agencies including EPA, FDA, and CPSC, and defending Federal Tort Claims Act matters.
"From 1978 through 1982, Mr. Horder was Regional Counsel for Georgia-Pacific Corporation where he was responsible for environmental matters and general litigation. In 1983, he became Associate General Counsel with Georgia-Pacific where he was directly responsible for environmental compliance and environmental and toxic tort litigation corporate-wide, and supervised corporate and business matters for the Chemical Division.
"He has broad-ranging experience in all areas of environmental law from negotiating permits through litigating environmental cases. He has successfully negotiated numerous air, water, and solid and hazardous waste permits, and has worked extensively on behalf of clients in matters involving regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation Recovery Act, CERCLA, EPCRA, the Endangered Species Act, and other environmental statutes.
"Mr. Horder has substantial experience in asbestos, formaldehyde, PCB, dioxin, and other toxic tort personal injury litigation, having defended numerous such cases. He has also represented clients in citizen suits and agency enforcement actions, as well as suits seeking compensation for natural resources damages and property contamination. In addition, he has successfully litigated on behalf of clients involved in environmental insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Horder is listed in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law.
"He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Florida Bar, and the American Bar Association, and has served as Chair or Vice-Chair of various state and American Bar Association committees and subcommittees. He is a former Chairman of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and he has been Vice Chair of the Committee on Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Environmental Law of the Section of Tort and Insurance Practice of the American Bar Association since 1990.
"Mr. Horder is the author of numerous papers on environmental law, toxic tort litigation, and litigation management, and is a frequent seminar lecturer on these subjects."