Attorney at Law
CA, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
School of Law
Before opening his practice, Richard worked at an insurance defense firm handling civil cases involving construction defects, general liability, toxic tort, wrongful death, business litigation, and asbestos exposure, and at a firm where he litigated state and federal civil cases in the areas of labor and employment, government liability,… read more general liability, and Con law civil rights.
Hurrell Cantrall LLP
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Litigated state and federal civil cases in the areas of government liability, general liability, Constitutional law civil rights, and employment law. Handled all stages of litigation from evaluating and responding to pleadings and developing comprehensive litigation strategies to negotiating settlements or obtaining favorable resolutions at trial.
Oct 2011 - Mar 2013
Managed extensive litigation case load involving construction defects, general liability, toxic tort, wrongful death, business disputes, and asbestos exposure. Appeared at hearings, drafted responsive pleadings and motions, prepared and responded to discovery, and drafted letters and reports to clients. Vetted and designated expert witnesses.
Hanger, Steinberg, Shapiro & Ash
Oct 2009 - Oct 2010
Drafted pleadings and motions. Conducted discovery, conducted client interviews, researched legal issues and drafted legal memoranda, and prepared cases for trial.
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Certified Law Clerk, Criminal Division
Nov 2009 - May 2010
Conducted plea bargain negotiations with criminal misdemeanor defendants. Drafted motions filed with the court and researched and drafted legal memoranda. Assisted Deputy City Attorneys in court with daily calendar and hearing preparation. Interviewed victims and witnesses to obtain necessary facts.
Superior Court of California-County of Orange
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
Researched and drafted legal memoranda, reviewed motions, and wrote recommended rulings adopted by the Court. Observed conferences, voir dire, motion hearings, and opening statements and closing arguments.
The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research
Director of In Vivo Research
Jan 2002 - Jun 2008
Designed and executed preclinical anti-cancer studies. Managed a team of research associates and laboratory assistants. Drafted numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts. Presented research at national and international oncology conferences (summary of publications attached available on request). Prepared grant proposals and project budgets.