Dr. Larry Richard is recognized as the leading expert on the psychology of lawyer behavior. He has advised the majority of the AmLaw 200 law firms on leadership, management, and related issues such as teams, change management, talent selection, assessment, and other aspects of strategic talent management. Widely known as an expert on the lawyer personality, he has tested over 40,000 lawyers.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Dr. Richard practiced law as a trial attorney for ten years. He then earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Temple University. For more than 20 years, he has provided consulting services exclusively to the legal profession. Formerly with Altman Weil, and more recently with Hildebrandt, he recently launched his own consulting firm, LawyerBrain LLC, which focuses on improving lawyer performance through personality science.
He is a frequent author and speaker on the use of positive psychology and applied behavioral science in helping law firms to succeed.