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  1. Animal & Dog Bites: 19%
    25 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 19%
    25 years
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 19%
    25 years
  4. Car Accidents: 19%
    25 years
  5. Other: 24%
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Attorney Endorsements

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  • Craig McLaughlin

    Richard is savy and tough and is not afraid to fight for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Craig McLaughlin Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judd S Nemiro

    Excellent, compassionate and wonderful lawyer. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Harting, Simkins & Ryan

3545 Long Beach Boulevard Suite 200
Long Beach, CA, 90807

Harting, Simkins & Ryan, LLP

3545 Long Beach Boulevard Suite 200
Long Beach, CA, 90807




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ADR Volunteer Neutral RecognitionLos Angeles Superior Court2008
Commendation - Distinguished Member of the BarLong Beach Bar Association2008
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court2007
AdmissionU.S. Tax Court2007
AdmissionU.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces2007
AdmissionSupreme Court of the United States of America2007
Leadership and Achievement in the ProfessionWho's Who Legal2001
Honorary MemberLong Beach Police Officers Association1997
Outstanding Volunteer ServiceArts & Services for the Disabled1996
Outstanding Volunteer ServiceArts & Services for the Disabled1995
Appointment - Judge Pro TemLos Angeles Superior Court1995
AdmissionUnited States Court Of Appeals, 9th Circuit1991
AdmissionUnited States District Court, Central District1991
Dedicated Service AwardCalifornia State University Long Beach1991
Dedication of Volunteer ServicesCalifornia State University Long Beach1990
Outstanding Achievement in the Study of LawWho's Who Among American Law Students1990
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Neutral EvaluatorOrange County Superior Court2007 - Present
Settlement OfficerOrange County Superior Court2007 - Present
MediatorOrange County Superior Court2007 - Present
PartnerHarting Simkins & Ryan, LLP2006 - Present
Judge Pro TemOrange County Superior Court2004 - Present
Panel AttorneySuperior Court Of Los Angeles- Juvenile Dependency Court2002 - Present
ArbitratorOrange County Superior Court2000 - Present
MediatorRichard Harting1994 - Present
Judge Pro TemLos Angeles Superior Court1995 - 2005
MediatorLos Angeles Superior Court1994 - 2006
ArbitratorLos Angeles Superior Court1994 - 2006
Judge Pro TemLos Angeles Superior Court1994 - 2006
Student Legal Aide CounselorCSU, Long Beach1991 - 1993
Student Legal Aide CounselorLong Beach City College1991 - 1993
AttorneyHarting Law Firm1991 - 2006
Research Clerk- Law & Motion Dept.Los Angeles Superior Court1990 - 1990
AttorneyVandenberg, Newell, Curtis & Nelson1990 - 1991
ClerkCalifornia Dept. Of Corporations1989 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
Pacific West Association of RealtorsMember1997 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1995 - Present
Arts & Services for the DisabledBoard of Directors1995 - 1997
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - 2014
Long Beach Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
Women Lawyers of Long BeachMember1990 - 1992
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Simkins & Ryan v. Pattersonprevailed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Long Beach Press TelegramEditorial Propositions 30 & 312001
Grunion GazetteSpot Light on the Law1994
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
California State University, Long BeachBusiness FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1986