Rick practiced in the firm’s Litigation Department, where he specialized in civil cases before state and federal courts. He had extensive experience with all manner of business disputes including securities and shareholder rights, as well as natural resource and environmental based litigation. Rick tried over 200 cases and more than 75 injunctive proceedings to conclusion. He is a sought after speaker and instructor.
Rick began his legal career as an associate in 1972 at Davies, Biggs, Strayer, Stoel & Boley in Portland. In 1974, he joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate, becoming a partner in 1978. He became of counsel in 2014.
Rick became a fellow of the International Society of Barristers in 1995. In 1999 he was appointed to the Board and in 2009 he served as President of that organization in 2009-2010. He was also an Officer and a Member of the International Society of Barristers Foundation. Rick served on the Oregon Historical Society Board from 1990–2009, serving as President during 1997–1999; Treasurer during 1994–1997; and Assistant Treasurer during 1992–1994.
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Michigan Law School, 1972; B.A., magna cum laude, Washington & Jefferson College, 1969