Richard J.R. Raleigh , Jr. - Wilmer & Lee, P.A.

Richard J.R. Raleigh , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Rich is a shareholder with the law firm of Wilmer & Lee, P.A., and practices law in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Trade Secret/Non-Competition Litigation, Government Contracts Law, and Business Litigation.  He also serves as Wilmer & Lee's Managing Shareholder.  Rich handles complex cases throughout Alabama and the Southeast for businesses and individuals.

Rich was formerly an attorney with the US Army Judge Advocate Generals' Corps, where he served in Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Macedonia.  Among other positions, while in the Army, Rich served as a criminal prosecutor, prosecuting cases on behalf of the Army, and as an operational law attorney.

Rich is the President of the Alabama State Bar (July 2014-July 2015).  He previously served as President-Elect (July 2013-July 2014) and on the Board of Commissioners for the Alabama State Bar.  He either is serving or has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations, including the National Children's Advocacy Center, the Arts Council, and the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Rich has served on the governing body of the Alabama State Bar since 2004, and in 2010 he received the Alabama State Bar President’s Award.  He also serves on the council of the Alabama Law Institute, a legislative agency whose purpose is to clarify and simplify the laws of Alabama, to revise laws that are out-of-date and to fill in gaps in the law where there exists legal confusion.

Rich is also dedicated to providing pro bono representation to the underserved members of his community, personally handling cases for the Volunteer Lawyers Program and serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Regardless of who his client is, or what type of case Rich is handling, his goal is always to achieve the best possible result for his clients in a manner that fits with their personal or business goals.

The University of AlabamaBA 1992The University of Alabama School of LawJ.D. 1995
Downtown Huntsville Rotary ClubThe Downtown Forty-SevenMadison County Volunteer Lawyers ProgramHuntsville Rotary ClubCommittee of 100The Arts Council, Inc.Alabama Law Institute Restrictive Covenants Contracts Study CommitteeAlabama State Bar Board of Bar CommissionersAlabama State Bar Personnel and Bar Operations Oversight Committee

Office Location

100 Washington Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2168
Huntsville, AL 35804
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Huntsville Metro Area
Richard J.R. Raleigh, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Union
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male