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Rich represents plaintiffs in class actions and other civil litigation matters. He has prosecuted dozens of consumer and securities class actions, along with commercial and tort disputes, in state and federal courts throughout the nation. Many of these cases have involved complex procedural and jurisdictional issues. A graduate of Baylor Law School, Rich has worked extensively with class action attorneys around the country in coordinated joint venture arrangements to prosecute cases on a national scale. He also has consulted on trial tactics, assisting plaintiffs with the formulation of strategy for large-scale class action litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
  4. Investment Fraud: 10%

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  • Matthew R Mendelsohn

    I have been co-counsel with Rich on a couple of class actions. Rich is a very talented lawyer who is both aggressive and pragmatic. I highly recommend Rich.


    Matthew Mendelsohn Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeffrey Donald Meyer

    I have known Rich for close to 20 years. He's a very talented lawyer and always puts his clients first. He also is very ethical and does what he says.


    Jeffrey Meyer Admiralty and maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Crowley Norman LLP

Three Riverway
Street Suite 1775
Houston, TX, 77056-2072


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199308/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Monthly Magazine "Super Lawyer," Class Action/Mass TortsLaw and Politics Magazine2010
Texas Monthly Magazine "Super Lawyer," Class Action/Mass TortsLaw and Politics Magazine2009
Texas Monthly Magazine "Super Lawyer," Class Action/Mass TortsLaw and Politics Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerCrowley Norman LLP2007 - Present
PartnerCrowley Douglas & Norman, LLP1997 - 2007
AssociateCrowley Marks & Douglas, LLP1993 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasFellowN/A
District 4A Grievance Committee, Houston, State Bar of TexasMember2000 - 2006
The River Performing and Visual Arts CenterBoard Member2000 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Class Actions and Derivative SuitsStanding Of Unnamed Class Members To Appeal a Trial Court's Approval Of A Class Action Settlement1998
Houston Bar Association Damage Control SeminarPushing The Envelope Of Damages In Class Actions1997
Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Product Liability Seminar, HoustonClass Action Lawsuits and Product Liability Litigation1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990