Diamond View II, Suite 130, 280 South Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701

(919) 787-8880 Contact


3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 787-8880 Contact

Rick brings extensive litigation experience to his clients. His practice is focused primarily on civil litigation with an emphasis on surety and Construction related issues. He also has extensive experience in Commercial Litigation and medical malpractice defense.



Rick is a lifelong resident of Durham, North Carolina. His practice is focused on complex business disputes, as well as surety-related litigation throughout the state, including construction, estate and motor vehicle dealer bond claims. In addition, Rick has represented healthcare providers in defending medical negligence claims in both state and federal courts.



  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., 1980) with high honors; Order of the Coif
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.S., Business Administration, 1977)

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina, 1980
  • Federal Courts of North Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Activities

  • North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Bar Association: Litigation and Insurance Sections
  • North Carolina Bar Association:  Construction Law and Litigation Sections
  • Former Member Board of Directors of Durham County Bar Association


Community Engagement

Board of Directors of Durham Crisis Response Center

  • Former Member of Advisory Board
  • Former Member of the Finance Committee

Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church

  • Church Officer

Durham Certification Committee for Triangle United Way

  • Former Chairman


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