Richard A. Rice is a Huntsville native, where he attended Bob Jones High. He matriculated at the University of Alabama, majored in Business Administration with a primary concentration in Economics. He received several scholarships and did studies in pre-law and psychology. Upon graduation in August 2004, he returned home and worked with AMCOM in the Office of the Judge Advocate General as a legal assistant. After a year of serving in this capacity, he matriculated at the University of Alabama School of Law in August 2005. Rice received a full academic scholarship to pursue a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. After graduation in May 2008, he joined up with a political consulting firm, as a Canvass Director. In this capacity he worked to promote democratic and progressive principles by organizing individuals, groups, civic organizations and other affiliates. In 2009, he founded The Rice Firm, LLC. In his practice, Rice assists consumers, homeowners, injury victims, veterans, charities and small business owners with a multitude of legal issues. The firms practice areas are diverse but are generally focused on the pursuit of social justice and economic empowerment including consumer law, personal injury, civil rights and small business consulting.

Attorney Rice, for the last five years, has been proud to call Birmingham, AL, his home. He is admitted to practice in Municipal and State courts of Alabama as well as U. S. District Federal Court for the Northern District of Alabama. U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is a member of Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Magic City Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Alabama Lawyers Association; he is member of the Board of Directors for several charity organizations including: Alabama Possible (Board Member), Magic City Agriculture Project (President of the Executive Board and Board Chairperson), and Four Letter Word (Co-Founder/Board Member).