Dr. Larry Richard is recognized as the leading expert on the psychology of lawyer behavior. He has advised hundreds of top law firms and major corporate law departments on leadership, lawyer well-being, building psychological resilience, management, and related issues such as teaming and collaboration, coping with change,
motivation, innovation, collaboration, influencing skills, talent selection, assessment, and other aspects of professional development and OD. Widely known as an expert on the lawyer personality, he has gathered personality data on thousands of 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 the head of the Leadership & OD Practice at Hildebrandt, he launched his own consulting firm in 2011, LawyerBrain LLC.
He is a frequent author and speaker on the use of positive psychology and applied behavioral science in helping law firms and law departments to succeed. He is a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, and a licensed user of the MBTI, Caliper,
Hogan, DiSC, StrengthsFinder and 14 other tools.