He is known for his commitment to representing people who are injured and for his dedication to his lifetime passion, the business of professional sports.
Rick attended Stanford University on a full scholarship and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. While at Stanford, Rick earned the prestigious Pacific-10 Conference Most Valuable Player award and received All-American honors.
After being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies, he became a professional baseball player and played minor league baseball for the Phillies, New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles organizations (Triple A).
Possessing licenses in both Oregon and California, Rick began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon. Rick entered private practice in 1997 as an insurance defense attorney representing insurance companies and their insureds.
However, feeling a strong desire to advocate for people injured due to the negligence of others, in 2001 Rick decided to shift his practice and become a plaintiff’s attorney.
Since then, Rick has continued to fight for the rights of those he is proud to represent, serve and protect.
- Stanford University, Degree in Economics, 1985
- Doctorate, Willamette University School of Law, 1996
- Oregon State Bar Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee
- Board of Governors for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
- Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame
- Oregon State Bar
- Trial Lawyers Association
- State Bar of California
- All Oregon State Courts
- Federal District Court for the District of Oregon
- Federal Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California