David A. Rich
David Rich is a civil litigator who represents individuals and business entities. David’s practice as a trial attorney focuses on complex civil litigation matters, including those involving business and commercial law, intellectual property, employment law, real estate, zoning, administrative law, licensing, construction, personal injury (plaintiff and defense), civil rights, health care, domestic relations, and trusts and estates. David has tried many cases in both state and federal courts, securing successful jury and bench verdicts, and has successfully handled appeals in both state and federal courts.
In addition to his work as a litigator, David also offers valuable legal counseling and representation for start-up companies and small businesses, including those in high tech, health care, food and beverage, retail, and the trades.
David has practiced before many state courts, federal courts and administrative agencies, including: the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts; the Social Security Administration; the Massachusetts Superior Court; the Massachusetts District Court; the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court; the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Massachusetts Department of Employment & Training; the Massachusetts Alcohol & Beverage Control Commission; the Massachusetts Appeals Court; and the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education:
Co-Chair, “Openings & Closings Workshop,” 2020
Chair, “Ethical Considerations in Civil Litigation,” 2017
Chair, “Preparing Discovery,” 2015
Instructor, “Opening & Closing Statements,” 2015-2017
Awards & Recognition
Super Lawyer 2015-2020
RGJ Associates d/b/a Williamsville Products v. Stainsafe, Inc., 300 F.Supp. 2d 250 (D. Mass. 2004), 338 F. Supp. 2d 215 (D. Mass. 2004)
Stephen DiPhillipo v. Littlefuse, Inc., et al., D. Mass. Docket No. 06-CA-12062 (resolved in 2008)
Wilson v. Copen, 244 F.3d 178 (1st Cir. 2001) (co-counsel)
McSally v. Warren, Boston Municipal Court, Docket No. 9801CV-254264 (2000)
Lubin & Meyer, P.C. v. Lubin, 427 Mass. 304 (1998) (co-counsel).
Johnson v. Kamper, 41 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (1996)
Back Bay Restorations Company v. Krock, 40 Mass. App. Ct. 1133 (1996)
Fine v. Cohen, 35 Mass. App. Ct. 610 (1993) (co-counsel).
John Kokajko d/b/a Voyagers v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 837 F.2d 524 (1st Cir. 1988).
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