David H. Rich concentrates his varied civil litigation practice on complex business and commercial litigation, First Amendment law, and employment law. He guides clients on the best approach to their litigation challenges – from trying cases to attempting reasonable compromises out of court. Bottom line: Mr. Rich is always prepared to win at trial, which often leads to favorable pre-trial resolutions.
A partner at the firm, Mr. Rich has obtained several jury verdicts, including a $3.5 million defamation award from a federal jury on behalf of a Saudi Arabian scientist, as well as favorable bench trial decisions, including a $6 million judgment for a prominent neurosurgeon involved in contract dispute with a major regional hospital over the failed development of a brain and spine institute.
Other diverse matters Mr. Rich has successfully tried in the state and federal include:
- a state Superior Court judge suing a media entity for defamation
- a harness horse racing facility suing a contractor for fraud
- a local investment banker suing for an investment banking fee
- a former chair of a board of selectmen suing for defamation
Mr. Rich has provided defense counsel in a lender liability lawsuit, in a suit on a promissory note and guarantee, and in a class action against a regional automobile dealership alleging RICO violations. He has represented an insurance brokerage firm on a wide variety of employment-related matters.
Mr. Rich is quoted frequently in the media and regularly lectures on matters relating to defamation law, employment matters and trial practice.