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Richard P. Carmody


Current Position

Adams and Reese LLP
Regions Harbert Plaza
1901 6th Avenue North
Suite 1110
Birmingham, AL 35203

Tel: 205-994-0193
Fax: 205-250-5034

Class: X (1999)Circuit: Eleventh


University of Illinois, B.A. (1964)
Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D. (1975)
Admitted to Alabama Bar (1975)
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court (1988)

Professional Career

Adams and Reese LLP (2009-)
Adams and Reese/Lange Simpson LLP (2003-09)
Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville, LLP (1975-02)
Field Artillery Officer, U.S. Army (1964-72)


Alabama State Bar, Former Chair, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section
Alabama Law Institute, Committees for Revision of Articles 3, 4, 4A, 5 and 9 of UCC
American Bankruptcy Institute: Co-Chair, Ethics Committee (1999-05); Pro Bono Committee (2007-12); Foundation Development Committee (2009-11); Vice Chair, Ethics Task Force (2011-13)
American Board of Certification: Standards Committee (2004-), Director (2002-05); Director (2009-)
St. Vincent's Hospital Foundation: Board (2003-10); Chair (2008-09); Board Emeritus (2012)
National Conference for Community & Justice, Former Chair, Alabama Region, Director (1993-)
Alabama Appleseed, Director (2008-)
American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, Director (2009-); Pro Bono Committee (2008-)


"The Boundaries of Litigation Privilege," ABI Journal Jul/Aug 2003 Co-author
"Corporate Law for the Healthcare Provider: Organization, Operation, Merger and Bankruptcy," National Health Lawyers Association Focus Series 1995 Co-author
"Taking Collateral or a Guaranty to Secure the Payment of Attorney's Fees in Bankruptcy Cases," Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 1991 Author p. 113


Board Certified Specialist, Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification (1992-2021)
Listed in International Who's Who of Professionals
Listed in Best Lawyers in America
Western Golf Association, Evans Scholarship (1960-64)
Chambers USA, Leader in Field of Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member Service Award (2012)
Bronze Star (Meritorious)(3); Air Medal; Army Commendation Medal (4+1 for Valor); Presidential Unit Citation (Ia Drang Valley)