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Rich is a Founding Member of Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip. He has a national civil litigation exercise with special emphasis on environmental litigation, merchandise liability and chemical publicity topics. He has good sized experience in spill reaction and forensic analysis at historical sites of contamination. His experience additionally consists of property transactions together with environmental due diligence, dangerous waste, CERCLA and RCRA problems, and Michigan’s Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act (NREPA). Rich’s enormous practice additionally consists of commercial enterprise issues and business litigation, production law, mass torts, product liability and aviation regulation.

After practising regulation for greater than 30 years,…
Rich is a Founding Member of Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip. He has a countrywide civil litigation practice with unique emphasis on environmental litigation, products liability and chemical exposure subjects. He has full-size experience in spill response and forensic evaluation at historic websites of infection. His experience additionally consists of belongings transactions consisting of environmental due diligence, hazardous waste, CERCLA and RCRA troubles, and Michigan’s Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act (NREPA). Rich’s tremendous practice additionally includes enterprise troubles and commercial litigation, creation law, mass torts, product liability and aviation law.

After practising law for greater than 30 years, Rich has developed the one of a kind capability to quickly get to the coronary heart of the problem, discover and propose a method and combine his client's goals into the route ahead. He is often complimented through clients for his capacity to make complex medical and technical problems simple and understandable. He has observed that doing away with the noise and honing in on what truely subjects is a key to a hit outcomes. He believes that this approach saves time, cash and heartache and resolves the venture or litigation. An educational background in the environmental place (he likes technology), offers a solid backdrop for his practice.

Rich is the previous Chairperson of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, wherein he served at the environmental Law Section Council for decades. He has been the editor of the Michigan Environmental Law Journal and the American Bar Association, Environmental Litigation Committee Newsletter. Rich is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and consists of 's "A-V" score. He has served as an accessory professor of Environmental Law and Aviation Law on the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Rich has served as lead counsel for an industry leader in chlorinated solvent remember, coping with merchandise liability, administrative and litigated matters from California to Texas to the U.S. Virgin Islands. As he instructed a consumer as soon as at a first-rate groundwater contamination website in Wisconsin, "I need to be as cushty in trekking boots as I am in wingtips." He believes that sitting in the workplace isn't any replacement for "boots at the ground," whilst warranted, to assess the contentions being made, perceive change theories and in knowledge capability regions of challenge higher than the competition.

In addition to creating the complex easy, Rich believes the info count. After problems with their insurance carrier, the CEO of massive solvent recovery system organisation became prepared no longer to love Rich while he was delivered in to guard a critical damage declare concerning his device. However, when Rich commenced asking detailed instrumentation questions and discussing ability weak spots inside the allegations, the purchaser quickly modified his preconceived critiques and trusted Rich for the successful handling all in their environmental paintings for over 25 years.

Because now not all topics are litigated, Rich believes that obtaining to “yes” is critical to resolution whether in allow negotiation, a real property transaction or settlement issue. Rich represented an global manufacturer in a purchaser settlement dispute that threatened extensive present and future commercial enterprise and cash drift. He was able to perceive a contract provision between the two agencies which became the stability of strength absolutely in his purchaser's choose and taken the dispute to a fast decision. Not most effective did the patron maintain the business, however remained the customer’s sole source as nicely.
Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC

Practise Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Aviation Law
  • Business Issues
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Mass Torts
  • Product Liability
Law Firm Position

Founding Partner lawyer

Admission Info

Admitted in Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
1990, US District Court, Western District of Michigan
2008, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
1987, Wisconsin

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Free consulting carrier
Fixed hourly prices
Fixed costs available

Start on the Faculty of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Class of 1981

University Attended

Michigan State University
Class of 1978
Environmental Education

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of Michigan (Chairperson, Environmental Law Section, 1997-1998)
State Bar of Wisconsin
American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Aviation Law
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Thomas Cooley Legal Authors Society
International Association of Defense Counsel.
Representative Cases
Bennett v. MIS Corp., et al, 607 F.3d 1076 (6th Cir 2010)
Adobe Lumber v. Hellman, et al, 415 F.Supp. second 1070
Hinds Investments, L.P. v. Team Enterprises, 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 48554
Voggenthaler v. Maryland Square, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11385 (Feb. 4, 2011)
Hinds Invs., L.P. v. Angioli, 654 F.3d 846 (9th Cir. Cal 2011)
Hinds Invs., L.P. v. Angioli, 445 Fed. Appx. 917 917 (9th Cir. Cal 2011)
Walls Fargo Bank, N.A. v Renz, 795 F. Supp. 2nd 898 (N.D. Cal. 2011).
Hobbies & Interests
Rich's hobby in the environment extends past the workplace. He is a federally-certified blaster, and plays blasting operations on his assets inside the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, constructing roads of enough nice to have a sustainable woodland wooden harvest. In addition to harvesting wood, Rich is running on natural world habitat improvement on his property. In partnership with the Michigan DNR in 2014, he planted oak, hazelnut and apple timber, clovers and native prairie species for natural world. Rich has lately delivered beekeeping to his list of environmental hobbies.Rich is also an avid winemaker and has an experimental winery for cold climate wine grapes on his Upper Peninsula property, which he hopes at some point for you to use to supply a new wine. In the period in-between, he produces excessive-end, award winning, no longer-for-sale “garage” wine from Napa grapes that has earned him awards inside the Indy International Wine Competition and American Wine Society. Since 2004 he has also made a totally confined release, award-winning Napa Cabernet Sauvignon commercially, from vineyards inclusive of ToKalon, Stagecoach, Tourmaline, Ink Grade and others. In 2005, Rich turned into featured in a USA Today story on wine making. Rich additionally pilots a turbocharged Mooney (231) (SEL-S, IFR), enjoys scuba diving, an assertive exercising software and some of other outside activities.
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Livonia, MI  48152

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Livonia, MI  48152

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