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Augusta Attorney
Patrick J. Rice, Esq.

Phone: 706.955.4820


Languages: English

Pat has been a trial lawyer since 1966 and practices in the areas of general civil litigation, health care and general business matters. By providing experienced counsel for several decades Pat has helped clients from numerous industries find solutions to conflicts and avoid future conflicts. He has handled a wide variety of cases including: professional, products and premises liability; personal injury; securities fraud; banking, commercial and general business matters; trademarks; construction issues; non-competition agreements; governmental liability; eminent domain; a diversity of general contractual, tort and estate disputes and national and statewide class actions. He also has represented clients in appellate courts, state and federal trial courts and serves as a mediator in commercial, personal injury and professional liability cases. In addition to his litigation practice, he also represents several businesses and healthcare organizations.


  • Spring Hill College, 1963, B.S., Biology
  • University of Georgia, 1966, L.L.B.
    Honors: Georgia Bar Journal Student Law Review Executive Editor

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow
  • Augusta Area Trial Association, Past Secretary (1976-1978)
  • Augusta Bar Association, Past President (1987)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
  • Georgia Board of Governors (1980-1986)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Past President (1989-1990), Georgia Defense Law Journal Past Editor
  • State Board of Georgia’s Trial Lawyers Competency and Professionalism Committee
  • State Bar of Georgia’s Business Court Committee (2011)
  • Young Lawyers Club of Augusta, Past President (1974-1975)

Civic Associations

  • Augusta Country Club Past President
  • Augusta Tomorrow
  • Aquinas High School PTO Past President
  • Child Enrichment, Inc. Advisory Board
  • Heart Fund Chairman
  • Kiwanis Club of Augusta, Past President
  • Richmond County Board of Elections Chairman
  • Spring Hill College Board of Visitors
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Inc. Chairman
  • United Way Board Member
  • Wake Forest University Parents Council Chairman and Board of Visitors

Honors & Awards

  • Augusta Bar Association’s Robert Lynn Allgood Award (2010)
  • Best Lawyers’ Augusta Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year (2011)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Georgia Super Lawyers - General Litigation (2004-2013), Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers (2005, 2006, 2008)
  • State Bar of Georgia’s Chief Justice Thomas O. Marshall Professionalism Award (2006)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Paul C. Harris Fellow of Rotary International


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Pat is admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals.


  • Pat regularly speaks and presents to national and state groups on medical malpractice, products liability, evidence, torts and professionalism.

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Disputes, Commercial and Securities Litigation
  • Class Actions and Multi District Litigation
  • Copyright
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation
  • Health Care
  • Infringement Claims
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Disputes
  • Products Liability, Personal Injury and Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Trademarks, Service Marks and Trade Names

Contact This Firm

Hull Barrett, PC

Sun Trust Bank Building
801 Broad Street, Seventh Floor
Augusta, GA 30901
United States

Law Firm Contact: George R. Hall / William H. Tucker

Tel: 706.955.4820

Fax: 706.722.9779


Member Since: 2010

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