about richard

Two things I'm known for are my resourcefulness and love of a good challenge. These character traits are just a couple of factors that drew me to the law field, but — more so — I'm passionate about being an advocate for people when it comes to those things that matter most to them. In my opinion, there are few things that matter most than our well-being.

Initially, I was interested in science. I have a Bachelors of Science in biology and chemistry from Beloit College. It wasn't until after getting my undergraduate degree that I discovered my love for a different kind of science: human connection. Couple that with my drive to protect the welfare of others and I found that law was the ideal path for me.

After getting my Juris Doctorate from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 1981, I spent four years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. During my time there, I worked in the civil division and prosecuted cases under the False Claims Act while also defending the government in contract cases before the U.S. Claims Court. In addition, I spent several years working for bigger law firms and continuing to hone my craft as an attorney.

I believe in treating every case with respect, care, and caution.


In 1991, I decided that I wanted to strike out on my own. Fueled by my core desires, I was ready to create a practice that aligned my background with the values and strengths I believe set me apart:

  • I have an uncanny ability to understand personal injury. Because of my education in biology and chemistry, I have an advantage most insurance companies and opposing parties don't see coming from an attorney. I know the human body, so I know how to cultivate an ideal game plan for your case.
  • I give my clients the one-on-one attention they deserve. In running a boutique law firm, I'm able to spend ample time with my clients. The cases I take on are so sensitive in nature that it's unethical to treat them like another number. I take pride in building real relationships with my clients and being the support they need legally and emotionally.
  • I believe in efficiency. With me, you don't have to worry about things like unresponsive phone services or lost paperwork. I have a very good internal system with my office and team. This smooth, streamlined service only works to your benefit.

As a personal injury attorney, I primarily deal with cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, medical negligence, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death. I also take cases that involve slip and falls, premises liability, and police brutality. If you're in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia, please don't hesitate to reach out. I don't collect unless we win, so there's no risk in scheduling a consultation. Contact me today.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington DC
  • Maryland

Education

  • JD - University of New Hampshire School of Law, 1981
  • BS - Beloit College, 1975

Awards and Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2012
  • Baltimore & Washington DC’s Top Lawyers (The Washington Post), 2012