Areas of Concentration
Rich's practice focuses on products liability defense, specifically medical and scientific causation issues. Rich has experience in individual and class action litigation in state and federal courts across the country.
While in law school, Rich participated in the Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review, was a member of the Missouri Law Review and received the Order of the Coif.
Prior to joining the firm, Rich had a successful career as an officer in the U.S. Army. He was commissioned as a military intelligence officer in 1986 and served in the Regular Army until 1995, with assignments in the Republic of Korea; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Fort Shafter, Hawaii. As a lieutenant and captain, he performed duties as a platoon leader, company executive officer, battalion intelligence officer and army-level operations officer. After leaving the Regular Army to attend law school, Rich served as the battalion logistics officer for a Reserve Psychological Operations Battalion in St. Louis and was recalled to active duty to support peace keeping operations in Bosnia. While in Bosnia, Rich served as a team commander and battalion operations officer. Recalled to active duty again, as a major in 2004, Rich served on the U.S. Central Command staff in both Tampa, Florida and as a liaison officer in Afghanistan. He has deployed in support of operations worldwide, including Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia) and Operation Enduring Freedom. Rich's decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, several campaign and expeditionary medals and the parachutist badge.