Richard was born in July 1969 and was raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. His parents Mearl Strunks and Sharon Loop still reside in Fort Smith. Richard graduated from Southside High School in 1987. He attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock and received a bachelor's degree in political science and criminal justice in 1992. He then attended the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, where he received his law degree in 1995.
Richard began practicing law in August 1995 as an associate for the Law Offices of Joey McCutchen and was a partner with McCutchen Sexton Strunks the Law Firm until February 2009, when he realized his goal of owning his own law practice.
Richard's practice has always been focused on personal injury matters, including automobile accidents, and representing claimants in social security disability and SSI cases. Richard is also experienced in all types of domestic relations matters, including divorce, child custody litigation, adoptions, and child support and visitation cases. Richard also handles criminal defense and probate matters, including drafting wills and trusts.
Richard is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyer's Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives. He is licensed to practice in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Richard is married to Christina, and they have two daughters: Emma and Erin. Richard volunteers for the Beard Elementary PTA and coaches and referees for the Upward Basketball Program in Van Buren.