With over 30 years as a trial lawyer, Rick has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent by demonstrating the highest level of professional excellence, legal skill and ethical standing in the practice of law.
Rick’s practice includes representing clients in cases involving:
- Personal injury
- Workers’ compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Commercial disputes, such as minority shareholder oppression, judicial dissolution of businesses, and accounting actions involving corporations, partnerships, and family businesses
- Securities fraud
- Probate disputes, including those involving complex estates and trusts
- OSHA violations and disputes
Rick is also certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Born and raised in Columbia, Rick attended the University of South Carolina, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1977. He then went to work for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, where his positions included state sales manager in Atlanta and national sales supervisor at Lawyers Title’s headquarters in Richmond, Va. In that latter position, he analyzed and developed marketing strategies for branch and agency operations throughout the United States. He left Lawyers Title to attend law school.
Rick completed the University of South Carolina School of Law in only two and a half years, graduating in December 1985 as a member of the Class of 1986. He was a member of the Law School’s Moot Court Bar and competed as a member of the law school’s ABA Moot Court Team. He is also a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Advanced Trial Advocacy program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Rick brought his practice to Callison Tighe in 1991 and has been a partner since 1992. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Rick and his family have lived in nearby Camden, SC since 1988. He has been married for over 35 years to his wife Janet and they have one son, Will.