Rich was formerly an attorney with the US Army Judge Advocate Generals' Corps, where he served in Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Macedonia. Among other positions, while in the Army, Rich served as a criminal prosecutor, prosecuting cases on behalf of the Army, and as an operational law attorney.
Rich is a Past President of the Alabama State Bar (July 2014-July 2015). He previously served as President-Elect (July 2013-July 2014) and on the Board of Commissioners for the Alabama State Bar. He either is serving or has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations, including Arts Huntsville, the National Children's Advocacy Center, the Alabama Law Foundation, and the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program. He is a member of the Huntsville Rotary Club, a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Rich is a delegate from the Alabama State Bar to the American Bar Association, and has served in the ABA's House of Delegates since 2015. He serves on the House Technology and Communications Committee and the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.
Rich serves on the University of Alabama School of Law Foundation Board of Directors and is a Member of the Executive Council of Law Foundation Board. He was selected by the Alabama Supreme Court to serve on its Standing Committee on Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, and was appointed by the Alabama Speaker of the House to the Alabama Judicial Compensation Commission.Rich has served on the governing body of the Alabama State Bar since 2004, and in 2010 he received the Alabama State Bar President’s Award. He also serves on the council of the Alabama Law Institute, a legislative agency whose purpose is to clarify and simplify the laws of Alabama, to revise laws that are out-of-date and to fill in gaps in the law where there exists legal confusion.
Rich is also dedicated to providing pro bono representation to the underserved members of his community, personally handling cases for the Volunteer Lawyers Program and serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program.
Regardless of who his client is, or what type of case Rich is handling, his goal is always to achieve the best possible result for his clients in a manner that fits with their personal or business goals.