Before joining Reminger in 1980 as a law clerk, Rick earned an economics degree and worked at a major accounting firm. He leveraged his business experience in building a practice devoted to the defense of medical, dental, and non-medical professionals. Rick has tried more than 100 first chair jury trials and has focused his practice on litigation involving:

  • Medical and Dental Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Liability
  • General Liability

In addition, Rick devotes substantial efforts to advising businesses and healthcare professionals on a wide variety of issues. He is a regular speaker not only at risk management programs for physicians, dentists and allied health professionals, but also at the Case School of Dental Medicine, where he serves as Assistant Professor.

Rick is a member of the Grace Hospital Board of Directors. Within the firm, Rick serves as the Co-Chair of the Dental Liability practice group. An officer of the corporation, he also is on Reminger's Executive, Management and Marketing Committees, and the Board of Directors. Rick played a significant role in establishing the Reminger Foundation, a 501(C)(3) charity which supports worthwhile causes in the communities where Reminger employees and clients live and work.  He offers his ongoing guidance to the rotating Board of Directors of the Reminger Foundation charity.

Honors & Recognitions

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Ohio Legal Center Institute Award of Merit

OMSNIC Continuing Excellence Award-2008, 2010, 2012

Fortress: Outstanding Service and Partnership Award-2014

Rated Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell, widely respected by peers for high professional achievement and ethical standards 

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine


Community & Professional


American Bar Association
-Litigation Committee

Ohio State Bar Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
-Fee Dispute Resolution Committee

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Arbitration Chairman

William J. Thomas Inn of Court
-Master Emeritus

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Medical Professional Liability Network

Community Service/Other:

Assistant Professor Case School of Dental Medicine-1997 to Present

Member, Grace Hospital Board of Directors-2009 to Present

Delegate, Eighth Judicial Conference-Life Member

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation-Fellow


For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.



Speaking Engagements

  • Technology and the Nontraditional Delivery of Dentistry
    Austin, TX, Feb 27, 2020
  • The Basics of Dental Malpractice Law and Risk Management
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 17, 2019
  • Dental Malpractice Common Claims
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 25, 2018
  • Anesthesia Safety Program Close Claims and Near Misses
    Chicago, IL, Oct 13, 2018
  • The Basics of Orthodontic Malpractice and Risk Management Considerations
    Columbus, OH, Aug 31, 2018
  • Dental Student Risk Management Program
    Cleveland, OH, Jan 22, 2018
  • Ethical Considerations Associated with the Mediation Process
    Cleveland, OH, Mar 9, 2017
  • Frequent Complications Associated with Implant Dentistry Leading to Malpractice Claims
    Cincinnati, OH, Nov 12, 2016
  • Dentistry and the Law, Risk Management Practices for Dentists
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 27, 2016
  • Dentistry and the Law, Risk Management, and Malpractice Trends
    Airport Marriott, Feb 9, 2016
  • Risk Management-Ohio Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy
    Cleveland, OH, Nov 12, 2014
  • Shula's 2 Steak & Sports, Sep 8, 2014
  • Risk Management
    Greater Cleveland Dental Society - Cleveland, OH, Sep 8, 2014
  • Morbidity and Mortality Session on Implant Problems and Complications
    American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Conference - Chicago, IL, Dec 5, 2013
  • 'Final Rule' of HIPAA
    Comprehensive Dental Excellence Forum - Cleveland, OH, Sep 11, 2013
  • Risk Management for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    University of Cincinnati Medical School - Cincinnati, OH, Jun 26, 2013
  • Litigation Basics and Trial Tactics
    Ohio State Bar Association CLE Seminar - Cleveland, OH, Oct 18, 2012
  • Selecting Experts in Dental Malpractice Claims
    Fortress Insurance Defense Counsel Seminar - Chicago, IL, Jul 12, 2012
  • Dental Risk Management: Recent Legal Developments and Trends
    Northeast Ohio Dental Study Club - Cleveland, OH, Apr 10, 2012
  • Legal Considerations in the Practice of Dentistry and Risk Management Best Practices
    Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry - Cleveland, OH, Nov 10, 2011
  • Trial Objections: Using the Rules of Evidence to Your Advantage
    Ohio State Bar Association Litigation Basics CLE seminar - Cleveland, OH, Oct 20, 2011
  • Cleveland, OH, Nov 11, 2010
  • Risk Management Practices for Dentists - Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 27, 2010
  • Trial Objections: Using the Rules of Evidence to Your Advantage
    Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation Basics CLE Seminar - Cleveland, OH, Oct 13, 2010
  • The Topic of Informed Consent in Dental Treatment
    Nov 16, 2009
  • Trial Objections
    Oct 14, 2009
  • Handling Objections at Trial, Ohio State Bar Association Attorney CLE Course
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 15, 2008
  • Risk Management for Dentists, Medina County Dental Society
    Medina, Ohio, Feb 18, 2008
  • Risk Management, Legal Principles & Case Study Fundamentals for the New Dentist, Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 25, 2007
  • Litigation Basics 2007-Trial Objections, Ohio State Bar Association CLE Seminar
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 11, 2007
  • Best Practices in Dental Risk Management, Northwest Ohio Association of Dentists
    Sandusky, OH, Jul 17, 2007
  • Risk Management for Oral Surgeons, OMSNIC Oral Surgeons Conference
    Sandusky, OH, Jul 3, 2007
  • Medical Tort Reform in Ohio: Will it Hold This TIme?, Northeast Ohio Alliance of Physicians & Professional Liability Insurance Underwriters
    Cleveland, Ohio, Apr 18, 2007




J.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1982

B.A., Macalester College, 1979


  • State of Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
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