Richard Kuniansky was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1953.
He received his preparatory education at the University of Georgia, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. He received his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law, where he graduated Order of-the Coif in 1978.
Since his graduation, Mr. Kuniansky has been involved exclusively in trial work. From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Kuniansky was a prosecutor for the State of Georgia. He then became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta) and a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida (Miami) assigned to the Presidential Drug Task Force. After prosecuting primarily white collar criminal cases and drug cases for the Department of Justice for over seven years, Mr. Kuniansky left government service to join the law firm of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams and Martin, where he spent the next five years engaged in litigation practice with heavy emphasis in criminal tax litigation and commercial litigation: Mr. Kuniansky then formed his own firm.
Mr. Kuniansky is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association and Houston Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Tax Court, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. He is also licensed to practice law in both Texas and Georgia (inactive status).
Mr. Kuniansky has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2004, 2020 to 2023. Mr. Kuniansky has lectured at various legal seminars.