Washington University in St. Louis School of Law,
Order of the Coif
Washington University in St. Louis,
US Supreme Ct
Illinois USDC, Southern District
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
Texas USDC, Eastern District
Wisconsin USDC, Eastern District
US Ct Appeals, 2nd Circuit (Covers CT, NY, VT)
US Ct Appeals, 4th Circuit (Covers MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
US Ct Appeals, 7th Circuit (Covers IL, IN, WI)
US Ct Appeals, 8th Circuit (Covers AR, IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
US Ct Appeals, 11th Circuit (Covers AL, FL, GA)
US Ct Appeals, Federal Circuit
Admiralty Law Institute Speaker
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Bar Association
American Journal on Science and Health
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Defense Research Institute
Chairman, Recreational Boat Subcommittee, Admiralty Law Group, DRI
Illinois State Bar Association
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
New York Academy of Sciences
The Maritime Law Association
Practicing Law Institute
The Missouri Bar
United States Supreme Court Bar
Amada Company, Ltd.
Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Honda North America, Inc.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
TK Holdings, Inc.
Yamaha Motor Company Ltd.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America®", 2009-Present
Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Listed in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" 2005, 2007-2016
The Legal 500, Litigation-Product Liability
Admitted Pro Hac Vice
Trial Practice, Washington University School of Law
Rick's litigation practice includes a wide range of matters, with emphasis in product liability, commercial litigation and maritime matters.
He has extensive trial experience in both commercial and product liability litigation. He has tried real estate fraud cases, patent cases, commercial contract disputes and a wide variety of product liability cases.
Rick is National Coordinating Counsel for Kawasaki Motors Corp. He has represented clients from New Jersey to California, Florida to Alaska and also successfully represented a client in a trial in Guam. Rick has cross examined experts in a variety of fields including engineering, epidemiology, human factors, warnings, naval architecture, patent validity, computer simulations, management policies, a variety of fields of medicine, aerodynamics, intellectual property, to name a few.
Inside the Minds, "Leading Product Liability Lawyers";
Aspatore Books, 2003
"Defense of Marine Products Litigation";
Defense Research Institute Monograph, June 1990
"The Use of Standardized Materials";
Practicing Law Institute, 1988
"Protecting Experts Consulting Teams From Discovery";
For The Defense, 1987
"Subsequent Remedial Measures";
A Products Liability Commentary and Cases, 1987
"The Investigation and Use of Experts";
Product Liability of Manufacturers, Practicing Law Institute, 1979
"Defending the Products Liability, Prevention and Defense of Manufacturers’ Products Liability";
Practicing Law Institute, 1978
"A Dilemma for the Legal and Medical Profession: Euthanasia and the Defective Newborn";
22 Saint Louis University Law Journal 501, 1978
"The Defense of a Products Liability Lawsuit, Products Liability Manufacturers";
Practicing Law Institute, 1977
"Case Update: Products Liability";
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, 1995
"Coordinating Products Liability Litigation";
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1990
"Effective Coordination of Multiple Products Liability Litigation";
Practicing Law Institute, 1988
The Missouri Bar, 1987
The Missouri Bar, 1986
"Defending the Lawsuit: Products Liability of Manufacturers";
Practicing Law Institute, St. Louis, 1981
"Missouri Practice and Update on Law";
Special Problems in Products Liability Litigation, Practicing Law Institute, St. Louis, 1978
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