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J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, cum laude


Supreme Court of the United States of America

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

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Rick focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, legal ethics, and professional responsibility.  Rick also has been certified as a Civil Trial Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2002.  Rick served as a Commissioner for the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline from 1997-2005, and the Board's Chairman from 2001-2003.  He is a Life Member to the Eighth District Judicial Conference, an ABOTA Associate, and Past President of the Ohio Chapter.  Rick also has served as a Past-President to the Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys.  He served as a Member of the Richfield Board of Zoning Appeals in 2009 and also the Village of Richfield Planning and Zoning Commission from 2010-2013.  Rick is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, among many others.



  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers​

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