Rich is a Partner in the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group at Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas, Texas. He focuses his practice on appellate matters. He has represented a variety of clients in appeals before Texas courts of appeal, the Texas Supreme Court, several federal appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Rich provides trial support, including preparing dispositive motions, the jury charge, and post-trial motions. He also assists clients in evaluating potential appellate issues.
Rich is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also active in appellate organizations. He is an associate editor of The Appellate Advocate, published by the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is currently Secretary of the Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section. He is also a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
He was named to the Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters from 2007-2013. He was named to the Texas Super Lawyers® (Appellate) by Thomson Reuters in 2013-2016. He was also named as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas (Appellate) by D Magazine in 2016. He previously served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court, from 2001-2002.