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Richard Brian Hein
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Richard Brian Hein

also known as Rick

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Immigration, Criminal Defense, Litigation

About Me

Richard Hein is the Principal and Managing Partner of Hein Law Firm, an International Commercial Immigration Law Firm in Missouri, USA. With office extensions in Mexico City through the Firm NDA Nájera Danieli & Asociados, for which Mr. Hein serves a US Counsel, its affiliation with the Buenos Aires, Argentina Firm, Estudio Jurídico Traboulsi & Asociados, its status as a Cooperating Law Firm for the Mexican Consulate in Missouri, and Mr. Hein’s Board Membership in the prestigious International Law Firms, a cooperating, international organization comprised of highly regarded law firms with member firms in more than 70 cities and 50 countries worldwide, Hein Law Firm is particularly well-positioned to provide legal services on a global basis with an emphasis on Latin America. He is likewise a Member of the Planning Committee for the Solo and Small Firm Division of the Missouri Bar.


 


Mr. Hein has been interviewed on and provided legal analysis for CNN en Español, Voice of America, Radio France International, Deutsche Welle (the BBC of Germany), Univisión, NTN24 (South America's CNN), El Clarín (Argentina), TeLoCuento News (Caracas), CiudadRadio Buenos Aires, ActualidadRadio Miami, as well as on other various radio and television news and political programs on domestic themes of international interest and import.

Mr. Hein is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Pre-Law Program at Saint Louis University, taught law at the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas Law School in San Salvador, El Salvador, and has been an invited lecturer in International Affairs at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr. Hein also studied law at the Centro de Estudios Universitarios at the Colegio de San Pablo, and served as a law clerk to one of the leading law firms in Europe, J. & B. Cremades& Associates, both in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Hein previously chaired the appellate group for one of the largest law Firms in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

He is licensed in the United States Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the Missouri State Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Federal District Court of Eastern Missouri.

 


Mr. Hein earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law as the youngest member of his graduating class in 1994 (the second-youngest by eight days being his now-wife, Maria). He also received his undergraduate degree in History, magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University in 1991. Mr. Hein was born and raised in St. Louis, and graduated from the St. Louis Priory High School.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Litigation: 20%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Immigration: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Workers Compensation: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-400/hour), Contingent (25-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Gerardo Luis Guerra

    I have known Rick for over 20 years, and know him to be an outstanding attorney who passionately and professionally represents his clients. Rick's clients are fortunate to have such a caring and highly skilled lawyer fighting for their rights. He also has an excellent reputation within the legal community. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney.

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    Gerardo Guerra Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I've worked with Rick on a number of cases and can say, without reservation, that he is an outstanding lawyer. I would not hesitate to refer someone to Rick for representation.

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    Brian Howe
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Hein Law Firm, L.C.

7750 Clayton Road
Suite 102
St. Louis, MO, 63117-1343

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active199401/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
One of North America's Top AttorneysThe American Registry http://www.theamericanregistry.com/profile/richardbhein2014
Avvo 10.0 Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo.com2014
Avvo 10.0 Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo.com2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AdmissionUnited States Supreme Court1999
AdmissionUnited States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit1998
AdmissionUnited States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal & Managing PartnerThe Hein Law Firm, L.C.2003 - Present
Associate Litigation CounselKodner Watkins & Kloecker, LC1995 - 2003
Summer ClerkB Cremades & Asociados - Madrid, Spain1993 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mexican Consulate - Kansas CityCooperating Counsel for the Mexican Consulate2011 - Present
Najera Danieli & Asociados - Mexico CityUS Counsel for Mexican Law Firm2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
The Venezuelan Association of MissouriMember2008 - Present
Canterbury Enterprises, Inc.Board Member2008 - 2014
Spanish Meetup - St. LouisMember2007 - Present
Yellow Tie InternationalMember2007 - 2009
River City ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Business Networking InternationalMember2005 - Present
International Law Firms www.ilflaw.comBoard Member2004 - Present
World Affairs CouncilMember2001 - Present
The Argentine Society of St. LouisMember1996 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember1995 - Present
Missouri BarMember1994 - Present
Federalist SocietyMember - Secretary1991 - 1994
Alpha Signa Nu Jesuit Honor SocietyMember1990 - Present
Phi Delta ThetaVice President1989 - 1991
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1989 - 1991

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Garza v. Valley Crest Landscape Maintenance, Inc., et al., 224 S.W.3d 61 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007)Court of Appeals Affirmed, Supreme Court denied Cert.
State ex. Rel. Nixon v. Jamison, 103 S.W.3d 836 (Mo.App. E.D. 2003)Preliminary writ of mandamus made absolute, cause remanded.
State v. Strughold, 973 S.W.2d 876 (Mo.App.E.D. 1998)Found INNOCENT of ALL CHARGES

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Mr. Hein's Column "The People's Lawyer" www.TeLoCuentoNews.com18 Years of Separation2015
Mr. Hein's Column "The People's Lawyer" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comFerguson Elections: Opportunity for Change, Inspiration for the World2015
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comElecciones en #Ferguson: Oportunidad de Cambio, Inspiración para el Mundo2015
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.com¿Cómo es Ser Disparado?2015
Mr. Hein's Column "The People's Lawyer" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comWhat is it Like to Be Shot At?2015
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.com¿Ha Matado la Corte de Apelaciones las Políticas Migratorias de Obama?2015
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comDonald Trump: El Ala Payasa del Partido Republicano2015
Mr. Hein's Column "The People's Lawyer" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comDonald Trump: Clown Wing of the Republican Party2015
Has the Court of Appeals Killed Obama’s Immigration Policies?Has the Court of Appeals Killed Obama’s Immigration Policies?2015
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comAcción Ejecutiva y el Fallo de Texas: ¿As en la Manga o Trampa Tanque?2015
Mr. Hein's Column "The People's Lawyer" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comExecutive Action and the Texas Decision: Trick up the Sleeve or Tank Trap?2015
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.com18 Años de Separación2015
Spanish Language Interview on the Michael Brown Grand Jury Case in Ferguson, Missouri El Clarín (Buenos Aires, Argentina)La Policía Ya No Refleja a la Gente que Está Protegiendo2014
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comAcción Ejecutiva de Obama: Una Jugada Política Magistral2014
Mr. Hein's Column "The People's Lawyer" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comObama's Immigration Plan: A Masterful Political Stroke2014
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comGran Jurado de #Ferguson: Manipulación y Conflicto de Intereses Sistemático Inherente2014
Mr. Hein's Column "The People's Lawyer" www.TeLoCuentoNews.com#Ferguson: Justice for Some; Injustice for Others2014
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comCuba y EEUU Reunidos: Que Sea Beneficiada la Gente2014
Mr. Hein's Column "The People's Lawyer" www.TeLoCuentoNews.comCuba and USA Reunited: May the People Be the Ones Benefitted2014
La Columna del Sr. Hein "El Abogado Popular" www.TeLoCuentoNews.com#Ferguson: Justicia para Unos; Injusticia para Otros2014
Avvo.comWork Comp Rights Under Missouri Law | A Lawyer's Simple Guide2012
Avvo.comComo Conseguir La Apostilla de la Haya en Missouri | Un Guía2012
Avvo.com5 Big Mistakes to Avoid, 3 Things NOT TO DO, & 7 Things to Remember: Injury Cases2012
Avvo.comHague Convention Apostille in Missouri: Lawyer Explains How to Get Hague Apostille in Missouri2012
Avvo.comLos Derechos de Compensación al Trabajador Lesionado en Missouri: Guía Sencillo por un Abogado2012
Avvo.com12 COSAS PARA HACER EN CASO DE UN ACCIDENTE DE AUTO | UN GUÍA LEGAL2012
Avvo.com¿Qué Hago si Tengo Un Accidente de Carro? | Lista de Control | Guía Legal2012
Avvo.comAseguranza Mínima de Auto Requerida Para Manejar en Missouri | Aseguranza Explicada2012
Avvo.com¿PARADO POR LA POLICÍA? Pistas Útiles Por Si Un Oficial Le Para Su Vehículo | Guía Legal2012
Avvo.comLa Fianza: Lo Que Es y Como Funciona | Guía Legal por Abogado de Missouri2012
Avvo.comQuitar Puntos en la Licencia: El Sistema en Missouri | Guía Legal2012
Avvo.com14 Pistas Útiles de Trato con La Policía de Tráfico | Guía Legal2012
Avvo.com5 Big Mistakes to Avoid, 3 Things NOT TO DO, & 7 Things to Remember: Injury Cases2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" School of Law, San Salvador, El SalvadorOral Trial Techniques in Civil LitigationInvited Professor of Law in Diplomate Course2009
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Centro de Estudios Universitarios - Colegio San Pablo - Madrid, SpainEuropean Community & Criminal ProcedureCertificate of Completion1992
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawEuropean Community & Criminal ProcedureCertificate of Completion - Summer Law Program in Madrid, Spain1992
Saint Louis UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude1991
Saint Louis Priory High SchoolN/ADiploma1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Spanish Language Interview on Voice of America's International Broadcast "Foro Interamericano" with Patricia DalmasyLegal Analysis and Commentary on the Obama Executive Order Banning Provision of Military Surplus to Local Police | 6 Jun 2015 | Análisis Legal y Comentario Sobre Orden Ejecutiva de Obama Prohibiendo Provisión de Excedentes Militares a Policías Locales2015
Spanish Language Interview on Univisión by Viviana Avila for National News Broadcast #NoticieroUnivisiónLegal Analysis and Commentary on the Push to Dismantle the #Ferguson PD after the DOJ Report | 13 Mar 2015 | Análisis Legal y Comentario Sobre el Empujo para Desmantelar el Depto de Policía de #Ferguson Luego del Informe del Ministerio de Justicia2015
Radio France Internationale - Spanish Language Interview with Raphaël MoránLegal Analysis and Commentary on the #WalterScott Case in South Carolina | 9 Apr 2015 | Análisis Legal y Comentario Sobre el Caso #WalterScott en Carolina del Sur2015
Live Spanish Language Interview on Voice of America's International Broadcast "Foro Interamericano" with Patricia DalmasyLegal and Political Analysis and Commentary on Racial Issues in the US | 26 Jun 2015 | Análisis y Comentario Legal y Político Sobre el Tema Racial en EEUU2015
Live Spanish Language Interview on South America's TV News Channel NTN24 for Afternoon Program "La Tarde" with Idania ChirinosLegal Analysis and Commentary on the Department of Justice Report on #Ferguson | 5 Mar 2015 | Análisis Legal y Comentario Sobre el Informe del Departamento de Justicia Sobre #Ferguson2015
Live Spanish Language Interview on South America's TV News Channel NTN24 for Afternoon Program "La Tarde" with Idania ChirinosLegal Analysis and Commentary on the Judicial Injunction of Obama's Executive Action Immigration Program Known as DAPA | 17 Feb 2015 | Análisis Legal y Comentario Sobre el Bloqueo Judicial del Programa Migratorio DAPA para Padres de Cuidadanos Americanos2015
Live Spanish Language Interview on Colombia TV News Channel CableNoticias for Evening Program "Hoy en el Día" with Johan RendónLegal Analysis and Commentary on the #FreddieGray Case in #Baltimore | 28 Apr 2015 | Análisis Legal y Comentario Sobre el Caso #FreddieGray en #Baltimore2015
Special Spanish Language Interview with TeLoCuento News in Caracas, Venezuela, South America with Francys JulioMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Spanish Language Interview on Voice of America by Alberto PimientaMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Spanish Language Interview on Univisión by Viviana AvilaMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Spanish Language Interview on Univisión by Blanca Rosa Vílchez for TV News Program Al Punto with Jorge RamosMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Spanish Language Interview on Telocuento News by María José RamírezImmigration Executive Action | DAPA Acción Ejecutiva Inmigración2014
Spanish Language Interview from London on Univisión by Viviana AvilaMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Spanish Language Interview for Red Latina Spanish Language Newspaper with Cecilia VelazquezMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Spanish Language Interview for Diario-Digital by Daniel TablanteMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Spanish Language Interview for CNN en Español by Ana María Luengo-RomeroMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Spanish Language Interview for CiudadBuenosAires Radio News Program "Corresponsales en Línea" with Paula LugonesMichael Brown Grand Jury Case #Ferguson Missouri2014
Radio France Internationale - Spanish Language Interview with Lucía ValentínMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeSpeaker, International Parental Kidnapping2014
Live Spanish Language Interview with Ricardo Brown on his Afternoon Program on ActualidadRadio 1020AM MiamiMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Live Spanish Language Interview with Agustín Acosta and Carinés Moncada on ActualidadRadio 1020AM MiamiMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Live Spanish Language Interview on Voice of America's TV News Program "Foro Interamericano" with Patricia DalmasyMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Live Spanish Language Interview on South America's NTN24 TV News Program "La Tarde" with Idania ChirinosMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Live Spanish Language Interview on South America's NTN24 Television News Station on Evening Grand Jury Decision Came OutMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Live Spanish Language Interview on NTN24 Television News Program "La Tarde" in Bogotá, Colombia, South America with Jesús PradoMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Live Spanish Language Interview on NTN24 Television News Program "La Tarde" in Bogotá, Colombia, South America with Jesús PradoMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Live Spanish Language Interview for Agustin Acosta's Afternoon News Program on ActualidadRadio 1120AM MiamiMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Interview on CiudadRadio Buenos Aires, Argentina Sunday Morning News Program "Corresponsales en Línea" with Paula LugonesMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
German Language Interview for German Broadcast Television News Deutsche Welle by Miodrag SoricMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
English Language Interview for German Television News Deutsche Welle by Miodrag SoricMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
CNN en Español - Live Spanish-Language Interview with Ana Maria Luengo-RomeroMichael Brown Grand Jury Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
CNN en Español - Live Spanish-Language Interview on Prime Time News Program "Conclusiones" with Fernando del RincónMichael Brown Case in #Ferguson Missouri2014
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeModerator, Pre-Trial College/Litigation: Pretrial Motion Practice2013
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeModerator, Lien on Me: Resolving Lien Issues in PI Cases2013
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeModerator, R U Rdy 4 Nxt Gen? (Are You Ready for the Next Generation: Communicating Ethically & Effectively)2013
Actualidades en la Ley Migratoria (What's New in Immigration Law)Speaker, Inmigración Desde Adentro (Immigration from the Inside)2013
Missouri Solo and Small Firm ConferenceModerator, Your Web Presence: Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimization and Why You Should Care2012
Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm ConferenceModerator, Social Media for Lawyers and How to Get "Liked" by Potential Clients2012
Deferred Action Under Obama's New Policy | Acción Diferida de la Ley de ObamaSpeaker, Deferred Action Under Obama's New Policy | Acción Diferida de la Ley de Obama2012
2012 International Law Firms Annual World Meeting - MontréalSpeaker, 12 Tech Tips for Lawyers in 12 Minutes2012
SeminarSpeaker, Medicare Set Asides in Personal Injury Litigation2011
Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm ConferencePanelist, Starting a Practice: Hear From Those Who Have Been There and Did It!2010
Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm ConferencePanelist, How to Stay Out of Hot Water: Trust Accounts, Client Relations, Professionalism, Risk Management2010
Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm ConferenceSpeaker, Immigration Implications of Criminal Practice2010