Rich is a commercial litigator with a wealth of experience representing insurance carriers in property insurance disputes, including complex first-party coverage matters and claims of bad faith. He also handles large loss commercial property subrogation matters, third-party insurance coverage disputes and environmental liability insurance claims. In addition to insurers, Rich has experience defending other financial institutions from claims of fraud, unfair trade practices and violations of various other consumer protection statutes.
Some of Rich's recent matters include the arbitration of a multi-million dollar dispute over Extra Expense coverage for a fire at a large manufacturing facility, the prosecution of a subrogation action arising out of a the catastrophic failure of a pre-engineered metal building and the defense of a commercial property insurer in the appraisal of a seven-figure property insurance claim. He is often engaged to provide coverage and claims handling advice early in the claims adjustment process to avoid or eliminate costly litigation to his insurer clients. Rich is a past Chair of the American Bar Association's Property Insurance Law Committee and was recently recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Insurance Coverage.