Rick is a third generation Montanan who has practiced law since 1977. He was counsel to the Montana Human Rights Commission from 1978 to 1982, and has been in private practice in Helena ever since. He has been a partner in this firm since 1989.


  • Stanford, B.A. 1974 (with distinction)
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt School of Law, J.D. 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Montana Supreme Court 1977
  • U.S. District Court of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • State of California (inactive) 1978

Current/Recent Positions

  • State Bar of Montana
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1st Judicial Bar Association

Selected Cases