Dick, a Georgetown native, graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and University of Louisville School of Law. He has practiced law in Georgetown since 1968 and practices in all Kentucky state and federal courts. Martindale-Hubbell rates him AV preeminent, the highest rating an attorney can receive.
Richard_RawdonDick is a Past-President of the Kentucky Justice Association (formerly Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys) and continues to serve on its Board of Governors. He is a member of American Association of Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and is a former member of its Board of Governors. Dick is an invited member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers. As a member of the Kentucky Bar Association he is a member of the Publications Committee and a former member of the Ethics Committee.
In order to be up to date on the law and trial techniques he attends seminars and courses lasting from a day to a week. His continuing education has included the Court Practice Institute, National College of Advocacy Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course and its Post Ultimate Course, Kentucky Justice Association and American Justice Association courses. Dick has given talks to Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Associations and the Kentucky and American Justice Associations.
The most significant of his reported cases is Metropolitan Pro & Con Ins. v. Overstreet, 103 S. W. 3d 31 (2003). This case set out the parameters of when a person who is examined by a defense doctor can have the examination video-taped. It prevents an insurance hired gun from violating your rights by lying to a jury.
Proven Success in the Courtroom
Dick has been involved in several cases with verdicts and settlements of over a million dollars and many more above $500,000.00.
An active member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Dick served as its senior warden, numerous times on the Vestry and as Chairman of Stewardship Drive. He was a member of the first Leadership Kentucky class sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in 1985.
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