Experienced appellate litigator having represented clients in all Pennsylvania Appellate Courts, the U.S. Third, Sixth, and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
A seasoned litigator, Dick has argued cases in the United States Supreme Court, Third, Sixth, and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts. He has successfully handled a variety of complex ERISA cases and has managed civil cases involving employment issues, general commercial transaction claims, trusts & estates, letters of credit, insurance coverage, and workers’ compensation. Dick concentrates his practice in the field of litigation, particularly appellate litigation.
- Ferens v. John Deere Co. where he successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court agreed with our client’s position that a federal district court must apply the state law of the state where the lawsuit was filed even after the lawsuit had been transferred to a federal court in another state at the plaintiff’s request. As a result, an injured farmer was granted recourse using the longer statute of limitations of the state in which the lawsuit was filed and in which the defendant company did business. The statute of limitations in the farmer’s home state had expired.
Presentations & Publications
- "The Supreme Thrill. Meet Seven Lawyers Who Have Appeared in the Super Bowl of Law", Super Lawyers Magazine.