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Richard focuses his practice on recovering insurance benefits from reluctant insurance companies on behalf of his institutional and individual clients. Richard draws on over 30 years of experience as an insurance recovery lawyer to craft litigation strategies for complex insurance and commercial disputes and he is a strong advocate for policyholders in cases involving nearly every conceivable type of insurance coverage. Richard has represented policyholders all over the country and, in that capacity, he has successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars in defense costs, settlements, and indemnity payments on behalf of his clients.  

In addition to representing corporate clients, Richard also represents collegiate and professional athletes, professional sports teams, and entertainers in connection with permanent total disability (PTD), temporary total disability (TTD), and loss-of-value (LOV) insurance claims, as well as securing workers’ compensation benefits for professional athletes.  He is one of the only lawyers in the country with a significant breadth of experience representing numerous professional athletes to help them maximize payouts under PTD, TTD and LOV coverages.  Richard is a thought leader in this unique area of insurance and has authored more nationally published articles on athlete insurance than any other commentator and he is often sought out to be interviewed and to lecture on these topics.  Richard has significant experience in analyzing event cancellation insurance, cast & crew insurance, and a number of other entertainment-related insurance products and he has also helped policyholders obtain coverage for business interruption losses, crime losses, cyber losses, and political risks


  • Southwestern Law School, 1984, J.D.
  • College of the Holy Cross, 1981, B.A.

  • California

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - District of Massachusetts

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Professional Sports and the Law publication

Awards & Recognition

  • Finalist, 2017 Los Angeles Entertainment and Sports Law Attorney of the Year Award, Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015

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