Rick understands that, whether it’s an accident case or a multi-million dollar commercial case, the client deserves the kind of hands-on, personal attention that he delivers. He believes his clients are best served when he gives them honest, straightforward advice based on a thorough understanding of the facts and the law regarding the client’s case.
A 1970 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and former pilot in the Air Force, Rick has spent his entire legal career in private practice in the Denver area. He and Laurie, his wife of thirty-seven years, are the proud parents of two sons. He enjoys reading, music, skiing, golf and competing in basketball against kids half his age.
Hourly ($200-350/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)
|Shareholder||Darling Milligan Smith & Lesch, PC||2004 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Richard J. Lesch||1981 - 2003|
|Attorney||Epstein, Lozow and Preblud, P.C.||1978 - 1981|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|American Law Institute||Member||N/A|
|Tucker v. Volunteers of America (a/k/a) Volunteers of America v. Gardenschwartz||Win|
|Diltmar v. Joe Dickerson & Associates, LLC, 9 P.3d 1145||N/A|
|Sneath v. Express Messenger Service, 931 P.2d 565||N/A|
|University of Denver||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|United States Air Force Academy||N/A||B.S.||1970|