Overview

Rick has represented clients in a myriad of trial matters, often by jury, in cases involving high profile business disputes, federal and state felony criminal charges, estate disputes, and high net worth marital matters.  His extensive experience in utilizing mechanisms of the law, coupled with his capacity to present compelling arguments and his understanding of human conduct, sets the stage for courtroom success.

After graduating from Cornell Law School in 1962, Rick served as a Captain in the U.S. Airforce Reserve.  He then served for three years as an Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s Office.  Rick joined Cohen and Wolf in 1970, which at that time was a small firm of just seven attorneys.  He has since been an integral part of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Rick’s outside interests include skiing, sailing, and flying.  He has been an instrument rated pilot for many years.

Credentials

Education

Cornell University Law School, J.D., 1962

Bucknell University, B.S., 1959

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America® 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law in the Stamford, CT area 

Best Lawyers in America® 2016-2020, Family Law 

Martindale-Hubbell®,  AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating 

Connecticut Super Lawyers®  2006-2019

Newsroom

News

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow

American Bar Association

Appellate Advocacy Institute

City of New York Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee 

Support Staff

Kay Wells 
203.337.4171
kwells@cohenandwolf.com

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