Rick is engaged in a civil trial practice involving complex commercial and business tort litigation, including class action litigation. A member of the firm’s Financial Services & Capital Markets industry team, he has handled a wide range of cases in state and federal court as well as arbitration proceedings. He vigorously defends clients in contract disputes, employer and employee relations disputes, collections-related matters, fraud, civil antitrust claims and issues relating to the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). He also has experience in franchise law, covenants not to compete and trade secrets, corporate securities, banking, real estate, partnership, landlord and tenant, breach of fiduciary duty and product liability claims.
Rick also handles claims against life and health insurers asserted under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act, Texas Insurance Code, and bad faith. His clients have included businesses in the hotel and resort, banking, aviation, real estate development, residential home building, brokerage and securities, mortgage lending and life insurance sectors.
In the financial services arena his clients include: Southwest Securities, FSB, Southwest Bank, NexBank, PNC, Wells Fargo Bank and Jackson National Life Insurance Co. He has represented clients in lawsuits and arbitrations filed in Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Michigan, Montana, New York and Oklahoma.
Rick currently serves as the Office Managing Partner for Husch Blackwell's Dallas office. Before joining the firm, he was a partner at Brown McCarroll.