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Richard H Rizk

About me

Trained by insurers and their law firms. Over 24 years of legal / insurance experience. Former defense insurance lawyer and large loss claims analyst.


Richard passionately advocates for people hurt in auto accidents, inury victims, and people with denied insurance claims.overage disputes, and . His office is located at 0434 SW Iowa Street, Portland Oregon 97239/ Phone (503) 245-5677 / email:          


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    26 years



Contingent (29-50%)

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Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Douglas Adam Green

    I endorse this lawyer. Rich is a smart and hard-working attorney. I worked with him on several matters and observed first-hand the hard work he puts in on his cases. Rich will get you the best possible result whether that is settlement or trial. Rich worked for the insurance companies so he comes well-equipped to deal with the insurance industry games and navigating that arena to get the results you want on your case.


    Douglas Green Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Andrew M.J. Pinchin

    I fully endorse Richard Rizk for all areas of personal injury law and long-term disability appeals. Rich is not only a first-class lawyer, but also a first-class person. He genuinely cares about his clients and getting the best results for them, and he uses his skill and superior knowledge of insurers to get optimal results. He is the go-to guy in Portland in these areas.


    Andrew Pinchin Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Richard Rizk, Attorney at Law

0434 SW Iowa Street
Portland, OR, 97239


ILVoluntarily Inactive199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Profiles in Law"Oregon State Bar2011
Guardian of Civil JusticeOTLA (Oregon Trial Lawyers)2011
Safety Person of the YearFar West Ski Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRichard Rizk, Attorney at Law2000 - Present
AttorneyNationwide Mutual Ins. Co.1990 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationLawyer2015 - Present
Oregon State BarPublic Service Advisory Committee2015 - 2016
Oregon State Bar New Lawyer Mentoring ProgramMentor2015 - 2016
Oregon Special OlympicsSki Coach-Downhill2013 - Present
House of Delegates- Oregon State BarOfficer2011 - 2012
Cascade Ski ClubBoard of Directors- Legal & Insurance Mattters2010 - Present
Northwest Ski Club CouncilVice President2009 - 2010
Cascade Ski ClubVice President2008 - 2010
Cascade Ski ClubPresident2005 - 2008
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Oregon Minority Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Easter SealsAdvisory Board2003 - Present
United States District Court of OregonN/A2002 - Present
Illinois Supreme CourtN/A1991 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Progressive v. DyerUnanimous Verdict ( Clackamas County)
Lott v. Oregon Boilerworks & Wausau Ins. 115 Or. App. 70; 836 P.2d 756Won at Oregon Court of Appeals
Mendoza v. Saif 123 Or App 349Won at Oregon Court of Appeals
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lewis & Clark Law School -AlumniAlumni News2014
Oregon State Bar BulletinProfiles in the Law: Avalanche? It's Good2014
Oregon State Bar BulletinLong Term Disability Calls; Will You Answer?2012
Disabiltylawyers.comWashington State Federal Court May Close ERISA Trap Door2012
Longtermdisabilityattorney.comLong Term Disability Overview under ERISA2010
Rizklaw BlogInsured v Insurer: Motivating Insurers2009
Rizklaw BlogChart Notes & Insurance Claims2009
Rizklaw BlogOregon’s New Ban On Mobile Phone Use While Driving2009
Rizklaw BlogDeath and Serious Injury Claims against Drunk Drivers2009
Rizklaw blogLife Insurance Disputes2009
Rizk law blogOregon PIP Insurance Update2009
Rizk law blogOregon Supremes Undermine PIP Insurers2009
Rizk law blogOregon Auto Insurance PIP Law: Whole New World?2009
Rizklaw blogInsured v Insurer: Motivating Insurers2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Southern Methodist UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Culver Military AcademyN/AN/A1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Special Topics in Disability LawLong Term Disability Appeals2014
AVVO Inside Out by Richard RizkHow AVVO operates2011
Northwest Trail Alliance Election MeetingNW Ski Council Events and trips2009
Cascade Safety Ski Law & Safety SeriesSki Laws and Safety2009