Richard B. Herzog, Jr.

Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

1970, 1980
Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science, Juris Doctor (JD)

Mr. Herzog is a business bankruptcy and commercial lawyer, primarily representing banks, bondholders, indenture trustees, servicers, special servicers and other institutional lenders in restructuring and enforcing secured and unsecured business obligations. He has been involved in all aspect of the debt collection process including voluntary restructuring, repossession, foreclosure, and litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts around the country.


BA, Political Science, 1970
JD, 1980.

Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

I garden, read non-fiction, play guitar and collect antique maps of Georgia and the Southeast.

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

Professor Agnew’s Political Science classes with All American UGA defensive tackle (and later All Pro) Bill Stanfill.

My Top Three Career Tips

1. Early is on time; on time is late.
2. Return your phone calls on the day received, or no later than the next morning.
3. Always have something to write with and something to write on.

Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

President, Old War Horse Lawyers Club, 2015-6
President, Atlanta Bar Association, 2006-7
Chairman of the Board, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and Savannah Law School, 2013-present
Trustee, DeKalb Medical Foundation, 1995-2011
Trustee, the Temple, 2004-5

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

My favorite hangout was Allen’s (out on Prince Avenue). It had great burgers, cheap beer and foosball.

Recent Honors / Awards

Elected to the American Law Institute, 2015
Georgia Super Lawyer, 2004-2016
Georgia Trend Legal Elite, 2003-2016
Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business, 2007-2015
Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2016
Special Recognition Award, Dekalb Medical Center Foundation, 2004