Rick and his family have lived in Ahwatukee since 1996. He has been practicing law for more than 34 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 1980 and his law degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1983. He practiced law for 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia and the remaining 27 years have been here in Arizona. He spent more than a year as the CEO of Delta Dental Plan of Arizona in 1999/2000 during a challenging time in that company’s history. He is the managing partner of the Phoenix office of Smith LC, a law firm headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in Irvine, Phoenix, Provo, Utah, and soon to be in Jackson, Wyoming. Rick’s practice emphasizes state and federal litigation cases and trials involving investment fraud, intellectual property disputes, and professional advisor liability. Most of Rick’s practice focuses on representation of plaintiffs. Rick and his wife, Lily, are the parents of five kids (all graduates of either Mountain Pointe or Desert Vista) and grandparents of 10 grandkids, none of whom live in Arizona.
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