Rich focuses his practice on representing individuals, governmental entities, and businesses, in a variety of commercial areas, including contract disputes, shareholder/owner disputes, trade secret and non-competes, auto supply chain issues, business and real estate transactions, business succession planning, regulatory matters and commercial litigation. He has experience litigating multimillion-dollar disputes, with first chair trial and appellate experience in those disputes. He has argued several times to the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court, and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Rich was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States on August 23, 2019.
Rich has experience representing manufacturers in stop-ship situations, and he has successfully obtained injunction orders preventing suppliers from terminating ongoing product supply. Rich has extensive experience in multimillion-dollar shareholder disputes and has written and taught continuing legal education seminars on that subject. Rich also represents the Indiana Department of Insurance, Patient’s Compensation Fund, in tort and coverage cases. Rich has an active practice challenging government ordinances on First Amendment grounds. He has written and published law review articles on corporate law, appellate practice, and constitutional issues.
Rich has been selected as an Indiana Super Lawyers® consistently and listed as one of Indiana’s top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers. In 2018-2020, Rich was listed as a Top 25 Super Lawyer. From 2012-2021, Rich has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America® and is Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent.
Rich was honored as Co-Recipient, Defense Lawyer of the Year Award by the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana in 2009. In 2011, Rich was awarded the Indiana State Bar Association, Litigation Section's Civility Award.
Rich is an active supporter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and a member of the Indiana LLS Board of Trustees. In 2017, he raised over $225,000 in a ten-week period and was recognized as ‘Man of the Year’ for that accomplishment. In his free time, Rich enjoys playing hockey and golf. He is married with 2 adult children.