Richard is an attorney with the firm and he focuses his practice on civil litigation and criminal cases with the kinds of complications that normally arise in the business context.
Before pursuing his law degree Richard worked for a public defender’s office as a felony paralegal in Orlando, Florida. During law school he worked on civil cases for the Department of Justice, the University of Denver’s Student Law Office, and the complex felony cases with the District Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial District of Colorado. Richard also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Transportation Law Journal, supervising a staff of over 40 of his fellow law students. It was during this time that Richard and his colleague, Mark Solomon, met in class and represented low-income clients for the university’s Student Law Office.
Since becoming a lawyer, Richard has served in the United States Army, worked as a consultant for an international financial regulatory consulting firm, and taught paralegal courses for the Community College of Aurora. During that time Richard managed the work of a large team of attorneys and consultants, worked with banks regarding their mortgage compliance, and was part of a team that helped return over $40 million dollars to servicemember mortgage borrowers who had faced wrongful foreclosure actions or not received appropriate benefits under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003 (SCRA). Richard taught classes on legal writing and employment law.
Today, Richard is ready to put his experience, drive, and talents to work for the clients of the firm. He is prepared to pursue cases through trial, but is more concerned with reaching best outcome for the firms’ clients in the event that a settlement or new contractual terms can be reached in legal disputes.