Academy Member Inducted 2022Map & Directions
- Practice Commenced: 2004
- Total Mediations (as of Nov 2022): 80
- Total Arbitrations (as of Nov 2022): 45
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After more than 42 years as a commercial trial attorney, Rick has started the process of transitioning his practice to service as an arbitrator and mediator. He has been on the employment, construction, and commercial panels for the American Arbitration Association for more than 15 years, serving as both an arbitrator and mediator. He is also a panel member for FINRA. Rick can also be retained directly by the parties for mediation or arbitration. He currently serves as a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
Rick has represented clients in arbitration, state, and federal court in commercial disputes involving construction, business dissolutions, corporate governance, contract enforcement, and employment matters. His experience handling employment matters includes restrictive employment covenants, defending wrongful termination and discrimination claims, and advising employers on complying with employment laws. Rick does extensive appellate work and has also served as a judge pro tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Rick’s lengthy career as a successful attorney has solidified him as a go-to presenter and speaker on the issues and challenges associated with mediation, arbitration, and litigation. In the past several years, he has spoken for a number of organizations including the Arizona Builder’s Alliance, State Bar of Arizona, National Business Institute, Arizona State University, and the Park City Bar Association.
Rick has maintained an AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell since 1980 and consistently makes the ranks of Best Lawyers in America in numerous categories.
- ADA Disability
- Contract Disputes
- Family Businesses
- Health Care
- Land Use/Planning
- Legal Malpractice
- Libel & Slander
- Local Govt./Municipalities
- Media & Communications
- Non-profit Organizations
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Fees
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
- Real Estate
- Religious Institutions
- Sexual Harassment
- Shareholder Disputes
- Title Disputes
- Unfair Competition
- Wage & Hour/FMLA
- J.D., Arizona State University, 1977
- B.A., Arizona State University, 1974
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Arbitration Association Panel Member
- FINRA Panel Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Arizona Career Pathways, Board Member
- Men’s Art Council – Phoenix Art Museum, former President and current Board member
- Town of Paradise Valley Planning Commission, 2000-2017
- Encanto Village Planning Committee
- Arizona Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Board Member
$425 an hour.
Charges for study time.
Travel time billed at $100 an hour.