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Richard Rizk
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Richard Rizk is the senior lawyer at RizkLaw, an Oregon plaintiff personal injury & insurance, law firm he founded in 2001. Richard passionately seeks justice for everyday people in the context of serious injury and denied insurance claims. Richard believes that success as a personal injury lawyer requires passion, a deep understanding of insurance and readiness to try every case. Mr. Rizk has resolved over $15M in claims. His goal is successful resolution of your claim quickly and for the greatest amount possible.

A former insurance defense and coverage lawyer, Mr. Rizk now serves everyday people every day at RizkLaw. From 1996 to 2000 Mr. Rizk managed high exposure environmental litigation for Nationwide Insurance nationally from Chicago, Illinois. Before that, he defended Nationwide’s insureds in the context of personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.

Mr. Rizk is the oldest son of a surgeon and a psychiatric nurse. Mr. Rizk graduated with degrees in political science and advertising from Southern Methodist University in 1985. He graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1988 and is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Illinois (inactive) and Federal Court (District Court of Oregon & 9th Circuit). Mr. Rizk graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1981.

Richard serves on the board of directors for South Portland Business Association and Cascade Ski Club. Mr. Rizk coaches downhill ski racing for Oregon Special Olympics and serves as an advisor to Easter Seals (Oregon). “Rich” lives in southwest Portland, Oregon with his wife Jill and cats Justice and Mr. Wiggins.

Bar Addmision:
WA Active 2015 04/18/2018
IL Active And Authorized To Practice Law 1991 11/30/2017
OR Active 1990 04/01/2018

EDUCATION:
Lewis & Clark Law School JD - Juris Doctor 1988
Southern Methodist University BA - Bachelor of Arts 1985
Culver Military Academy N/A 1981

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Owner Richard Rizk, Attorney at Law 2000 - Present
Attorney Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co. 1990 - 2000

ASSOCIATIONS:
Washington State Bar Association Lawyer 2015 - Present
Oregon Special Olympics Ski Coach-Downhill 2013 - Present
Cascade Ski Club Board of Directors- Legal & Insurance Mattters 2010 - Present
Multnomah Bar Association Member 2006 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Member 2003 - Present
Oregon Minority Lawyers Association Member 2003 - Present
Easter Seals Advisory Board 2003 - Present
United States District Court of Oregon N/A 2002 - Present
Illinois Supreme Court N/A 1991 - Present
Oregon State Bar Member 1990 - Present
Oregon State Bar New Lawyer Mentoring Program Mentor 2015 - 2016
Oregon State Bar Public Service Advisory Committee 2015 - 2016
Oregon State Bar Public Service Advisory Board 2015 - 2016
House of Delegates- Oregon State Bar Officer 2011 - 2012
Northwest Ski Club Council Vice President 2009 - 2010
Cascade Ski Club Vice President 2008 - 2010
Cascade Ski Club President 2005 - 2008

AWARDS:
Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2016
"Profiles in Law" Oregon State Bar 2011
Guardian of Civil Justice OTLA (Oregon Trial Lawyers) 2011
Safety Person of the Year Far West Ski Association 2010
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