Rick graduated from Huntingdon College in 1988 and graduated cum laude from the Cumberland School of Law in 1991. While attending Cumberland, Rick served on the Editorial Board of the Cumberland Law Review. He joined the firm in 1996 after practicing with a very good Defense firm. Initially, Rick handled consumer and insurance fraud cases, several of which resulted in seven-figure settlements and verdicts. He was moved over to our Personal Injury Section where he now works.
Rick currently handles product liability cases for the firm, including crashworthy litigation. He has been involved in cases against automobile manufacturers dealing with defective seat belts, seats and seat backs, fuel systems, structural integrity, safety glass, and cargo restraints. He has also handled rollover and roof crush cases dealing with SUVs and heavy trucks. In addition to the numerous cases Rick has handled against automobile manufacturers, he has also represented clients with their cases relative to motorcycles, helmets, saws, tractors, presses, and ATVs. Several of these cases have resulted in seven-figure settlements.
Rick is a regular speaker at various state seminars concerning product liability issues and updates. He is the author of various papers and articles on Product Liability issues, including “The Hidden Dangers of Cargo Vans, The Overlooked Hazard.” Rick is married to the former Estee Knudsen and they have one daughter, Meredith Grace. Rick is also a very hard worker and he too works in a most interesting field. Nothing is easy in product liability cases as we all know, but that doesn’t deter good lawyers like Rick who are willing to meet all of the challenges in those cases. Rick does a very good job taking care of his clients’ needs. We are certainly blessed to have him with us.
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