A. Richard (“Rich”) M. Blaiklock practices primarily in commercial litigation, representing individuals and businesses in commercial disputes. Rich’s diverse experience includes contract disputes, shareholder/owner disputes, trade secret and non-competes, supply chain issues, land use litigation, regulatory matters, and various types of commercial litigation. Rich has lead trial and appellate experience in multi-million dollar commercial and complex cases. He has represented manufacturers in supply chain disputes and stop-ship situations; including successfully obtaining injunction orders preventing suppliers from terminating ongoing product supply. Rich has extensively practiced and written about stakeholder disputes, especially in closely-held companies. Rich has also served as lead counsel on mass-tort cases for the Indiana Department of Insurance, Patients Compensation Fund.
Rich has written and published a wide variety of law review articles on corporate law, appellate practice, and constitutional issues, and has taught and chaired seminars on commercial litigation topics.
Rich has been selected as an Indiana Super Lawyers®; he is consistently listed as one of Indiana’s top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers; he was selected as a 2018 top 25 Indiana Super Lawyer. From 2012-2018, Rich has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America® and is Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent.
In 2009, Rich was honored as a co-recipient of the Defense Lawyer of the Year Award by the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. In 2011, Rich was awarded the Indiana State Bar Association, Litigation Section's Civility Award.
In his spare time, Rich enjoys spending time with his family, watching racing, and playing golf and hockey. Philanthropically, Rich is deeply committed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; in 2017, he raised over $265,000 in a ten-week period. In doing so, Rich was honored as the 2017 “Man of the Year” for the Indianapolis chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.