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Mr. Richard A. Horder

Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP

Rick Horder is a partner in the Atlanta environmental law firm of Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP (“KMCL”). He received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Florida, an L.L.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia in the Civil Division from 1974 – 1977 where, among other federal agencies, he represented the US EPA. He joined Georgia-Pacific Corporation as Regional Counsel when it moved to Atlanta in 1978. He later served as Associate General Counsel where he was directly responsible for environmental compliance and environmental and toxic tort litigation corporate-wide and supervised the corporate and business matters of the Chemical Division. He joined Kilpatrick Cody (now Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton) as a partner in 1989 where he was Chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group in the Atlanta office for 20 years. He joined KMCL’s predecessor firm, Kazmarek Geiger & Laseter LLP, on January 1, 2010.


Rick has been recognized as an outstanding environmental practitioner in numerous publications, including Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA; America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Martindale-Hubbell; and numerous editions of Georgia Super Lawyers. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers in 2010 and was a member of the 2011 Class of The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership. Rick was the recipient of the 2017 Award for Service to the Profession of Environmental Law from the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He is the former Chair of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.


In addition to being an experienced environmental attorney, Rick is also a recognized expert in adoption and assisted reproduction law and practice. He has written and spoken extensively on adoption, assisted reproduction, and related subjects, and assisted James B. Outman in re-writing of the Georgia Adoption Code in 1990.


He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys, and is a Charter Fellow of the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers. Rick was recognized as an Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, and has received numerous awards for his work in the adoption area, including the William B. Spann, Jr. Award presented by the Access to Justice Committee of the ABA and the Pro Bono Project of the State Bar of Georgia; The National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Award from Georgia State University; the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award from The Florida Bar; and the Emory Public Interest Committee Inspiration Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Public Interest.

He was married to the late Dr. Mary H. Horder, an obstetrician and gynecologist, and has three children, two of whom were adopted.