Richard focuses his practice on personal injury cases, as well as representing individuals who have been injured at work. In addition to his personal injury practice, Richard also handles labor law disputes. Richard represents the Independent Employees Union at Hillshire Farm Company, Inc., the Banta Book Group Maintenance Department, and Local Union 78T: Voith Fabrics. Richard’s working knowledge and understanding of municipal laws and codes along with his trial experience and comfort in the courtroom serve Richard well in his role as the lead prosecutor and Town Attorney for a prominent local municipality.
Richard has handled complex litigation matters in front of both the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Wisconsin Court of Appeals, including oral arguments in front of each court. He was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to serve three terms on the District Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation, which oversees the ethical and professional conduct of all attorneys admitted to practice within the State of Wisconsin.
Richard has been named a Wisconsin “Super Lawyer,” placing him in the top 5% of all attorneys in Wisconsin. He was recently honored as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Wisconsin by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Fox Cities Magazine rates Richard a “Premium Pick” in personal injury and worker’s compensation law.
Richard is a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly the Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers) and has been elected to the organization’s Board of Governors. Richard has served WAJ as a Program Committee Chairperson, which allowed him to oversee the Continuing Legal Education Seminars for trial lawyers across the state. Richard’s dedicated involvement with the Wisconsin Association for Justice also allows him the opportunity to maintain a working knowledge of legislative changes and proposed legislation that affect his clients' rights.
Richard is a very active member of the Fox Valley community, having served as President of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, holding multiple positions with United Way Fox Cities, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee at First United Methodist Church. Richard, his wife, Polly, and their three children like to spend their free time in Door County, enjoy the outdoors.
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Top 100 Litigation Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Outagamie County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||N/A|
|Outagamie County Circuit Court||Part-Time Court Commissioner||N/A|
|Wisconsin Association for Justice||Member/Board of Directors||N/A|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Ripon College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|WAJ Spring Seminar||Supressing Admission of Criminal Convictions||2013|