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Areas of Practice:
Utility, energy, telecommunications, transportation, business and contract disputes, real estate, and civil litigation.
Richard's early years as an attorney were devoted exclusively to trial work, primarily defending personal injury lawsuits throughout the State of Indiana. He later expanded into the areas of business and contract disputes and tried many cases relating to those matters. His trial experience includes representing real estate brokers both in courts and before administrative agencies. He has litigated major class action lawsuits as well, in which he represented clients in state and federal courts. While Richard continues to engage in trial work, for the last twenty five years he has developed a very active practice in the areas of utility, energy and telecommunications law. In particular, he has and continues to represent a wide variety of providers of communications services, including telephone, video and internet, before state and federal agencies and courts.
DePauw University 1969 Indiana Law School, Indianapolis Division 1973
Indiana Supreme Court 1973
Law Clerk - Indiana Court of Appeals 1969 - 1973
Stewart & Irwin 1973 - 2012
Lewis & Kappes Jan. 2013 - present
Affiliations and Community Involvement:
Past president - Utility Law Section of Indiana State Bar Association
Awards and Honors:
Super Lawyer in Utility Law
Richard is a frequent lecturer on various topics relating to communications law.