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Richard spent his entire career fighting for the rights of others.  First in Ohio, at a well-established medical malpractice, personal injury, and estate planning law firm.  Then, after moving to Chicago in 2007, Richard took his passion for representing individuals to a national consumer rights law firm.  In his career, Richard represented individuals and businesses in over 20 states, recovering over $3,000,000 for them.  Richard's expertise, integrity, and commitment to his clients earned him the respect and esteem of other attorneys and judges throughout the United States.

Before going to law school, Richard completed a double major in Accounting and Economics in three years, and a Master of Accountancy in two semesters; while completing his Master’s degree, Richard studied for and passed the CPA exam. After the getting his Master's degree, Richard worked as the controller for a real estate conglomerate where he managed the financial reporting for several subsidized-housing projects, a manufacturing company, two hotels, and four commercial properties.


As the son of a missionary family, Richard was raised in Argentina and speaks fluent Spanish. Richard also has a working base in French, Italian, and Bulgarian, that he studies to improve every week.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 80%
  2. Social Security: 10%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    11 years



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  • Carlene M Simmons

    Richard is a step above the rest. His practical approach and knowledge of the FDCPA and bankruptcy code have led me to refer work to him with absolute confidence on many occasions.


    Carlene Simmons Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • George Michael Vogl IV

    Richard is a rock solid attorney who genuinely cares about his clients' best interests. We have been working together for several years on consumer debt matters and he always comes through.


    George Vogl Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Meier LLC

53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 709
Chicago, IL, 60604


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200705/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation AttorneyMacey & Aleman,P.C./Legal Helpers, P.C.2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Hispanic Lawyers Association of IllinoisN/AN/A
Hispanic National Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Patterson v. Capital One, et al.Settled
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital UniversityN/AN/AN/A