Richard Rizk, Attorney at Law

Firm Overview

Maximizing large loss claim recovery requires timely identification and triggering of rights and duties, under sometimes conflicting insurance provisions. Richard Rizk is one of few Oregon and Washington state lawyers with the experience to efficiently harvest insurance benefits in the context of your catastrophic personal injury claim or large loss property loss.

The key to large loss resolution is accessing money to pay for the loss. Insurance is, by far the largest potential single source of funds to pay for catastrophic losses. As a result, a deep understanding of insurance and the interplay of various coverages is at the heart of effective large loss resolution. Call Rizklaw today at 503 245-5677 to help maximize your insurance claim.
Main Office
Main
0434 SW Iowa Street
Portland  OR  97239
Phone
  • (503) 245-5677
Fax
  • (503) 427-1919
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Some insurance denials
Hourly Rates
Contigent fee for qualifying cases

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Two reasons:

#1: I am a former insurance company lawyer who became ashamed of insurer tactics crafted to take advantage of those injured due no fault of their own. I now anticipate insurer tactics and flip my insurer insights to my client's advantage;and

2. I was seriously injured in an automobile crash long ago. I have not forgotten the experience, empathize with people hurt by others and want to help.

I am a former insurance company defesne

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

I learned insurance working for Nationwide Insurance Company for a decade-- 6 years as an injury defense lawyer and 4 as a claims attorney resolving high exposure insurance coverage disputes nationally. Over my 25 year plus legal career I have only worked on insurance and injury related matters. The last 15 years I have solely represented folks with injury, disability or insurance claims. I have resolved over $15M in claims.

I know how insurers think. Knowing how the other side thinks is key to successful injury claim resolution.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

My client reviews show why...the Rizklaw team truly cares! We know what is needed to obtain the best possible personal injury claim result. Search "Richard Rizk client reviews"

Richard Rizk

Richard Rizk is the senior lawyer at Rizklaw, an Oregon plaintiff personal injury & insurance, law firm he founded in 2001. Richard passionately seeks justice for everyday people in the context of serious injury and denied insurance claims. Richard believes that success as a personal injury lawyer requires passion, a deep understanding of insurance and readiness to try every case. Mr. Rizk has resolved over $15M in claims. His goal is successful resolution of your claim quickly and for the greatest amount possible.

A former insurance defense and coverage lawyer, Mr. Rizk now serves everyday people every day at Rizklaw. From 1996 to 2000 Mr. Rizk managed high exposure environmental litigation for Nationwide Insurance nationally from Chicago, Illinois. Before that, he defended Nationwide's insureds in the context of personal injury and workers' compensation claims.

Mr. Rizk is the oldest son of a surgeon and a psychiatric nurse. Mr. Rizk graduated with degrees in political science and advertising from Southern Methodist University in 1985. He graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1988 and is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Illinois (inactive) and Federal Court (District Court of Oregon & 9th Circuit). Mr. Rizk graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1981.

Richard serves on the board of directors for South Portland Business Associationand Cascade Ski Club. Mr. Rizk coaches downhill ski racing for Oregon Special Olympics and serves as an advisor to Easter Seals (Oregon). "Rich" lives in southwest Portland, Oregon with his wife Jill and cats Justice and Mr. Wiggins.
License
  • Bar Number: Oregon State Bar &am
    Oregon , 1990
  • Bar Number: Supreme Court of Ill
    Illinois , 1991
  • Bar Number: 901105
    Oregon , 1990
Education
  • Lewis & Clark Law
    Juris Doctor , 1988
    Portland, OR

Jerome Larkin

Jerome P. Larkin is Of Counsel to RizkLaw. Mr. Larkin specializes in the administrative appeals of long-term and short-term disability claims, and litigation on these cases in U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. A Chicago native, Mr. Larkin graduated from Northwestern University and then Lewis & Clark Law School.

Previously, Mr. Larkin was an associate at the Law Office of Robert E. Franz, Jr. in Springfield, Oregon, specializing in municipal and appellate law. Mr. Larkin worked for twenty years as a trial counsel, staff attorney and appellate counsel for SAIF Corporation in Portland and Salem, and also served as a special assistant attorney general during this time.
Mr. Larkin sings as a Second Tenor in the Portland Symphonic Choir, and serves as a cantor or staff singer at three churches in the Portland area.

Richard Rizk

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