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Rich has spent his whole life as a Willamette Valley resident, and obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from the University of Oregon Law School in 1986. While continuing his studies at the University of Oregon, he served as the Chief Justice for the University’s Constitution Court, before graduating with a high class ranking. His legal career began in 1986 when he was hired to work for an insurance defense firm, but Rich quickly learned that it was those who were injured that truly needed strong legal representation against insurance companies. In 1988, Richard began representing injured clients, and his first jury trial in 1992 resulted in a record breaking verdict of $500,745.09 in compensation for a low impact, soft tissue case. For more than 20 years since that point, Rich has had helped hundreds of clients obtain fair compensation for their injuries.


Rich also has an active interest in the community. He has been serving on the Keizer City Council since 2000, and took the initiative to in creating Keizer Rapids Park, a 120 acre riverfront park. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and support of regional, intergovernmental cooperation, Rich was awarded the Gwen VondenBosch Regional Leadership Award by the Mid Willamette Valley Council of Governments. In 2008, Rich was presented the Department of Interior’s Cooperative Conservation Award by secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne in Washington D.C.

While Rich has been awarded with many achievements, he still remains committed to his clients and to his community.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    29 years, 2.7 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Walsh & Associates

5845 Shoreview Ln N #100
Keizer, OR, 97303-3866


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
ListedWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2001
Life MemberN/A2001
ListedStrathmore's Who's Who Millennian Edition2001
ListedWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2000
ListedStrathmore's Who's Who Millennian Edition2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and sole shareholderWalsh & Associates p.c.1994 - Present
PartnerOlson, Rowell & Walsh1988 - 1994
AssociateSchouboe, Marvin & Furniss1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1993 - Present
United States District Court for OregonMember1992 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Oregon Workers' Compensation Attorneys AssociationMember1988 - 2005
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1987 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sachi v Cook Case No. 08C22583$121,000.00
Petrossian v. Sorrensen Case # 0410-1181over $100,000.00 including both uim and underlying claims.
Ridling v. Bowers Case 02C-20873Over $100,000.00 including medicals
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial MagazineDefense Medical Examinations, Combating the Examiner2000
Oregon Trial Lawyer Association Sponsored Legal EducationMy Top Ten Tips on How to Maximize Recovery in a Soft Tissue CaseN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Portland State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Trial Lawyer AssociationHow to Hammer Allstate2000
National Business Institute, All Day Continuing Legal Education SeminarAnalyzing Medical Records for the Oregon Paralegal2000
Oregon Trial Lawyer Association's (OTLA) Summer ConventionSpeaking Presentation1997
Lawyers Of America (ATLA) Continuing Legal Education SeminarHow to Give a Stunning SummationN/A