Chair of the Insurance Coverage Group, Rich offers clients more than 30 years of experience in first-party insurance defense litigation. His practice includes matters of coverage disputes, coverage opinions, extra-contractual/bad faith punitive damage claims and fraudulent arson and theft claims. He has broad experience in analyzing issues and formulating strategies for good-faith claim handling and for conducting investigations of coverage issues and suspected fraudulent claims. When litigation is necessary, Rich is highly skilled in fire and property damage litigation, and seamlessly executes the addressing of investigative strategies as well as conducting jury trials throughout Ohio in both state and federal courts. He has achieved the highest ranking, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell®.
(B.A., cum laude, 1975)
State of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Richard’s interests outside of the office include horseback riding and horsemanship. He also studies martial arts and is a martial arts instructor.