Rick is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Additionally, he is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), among the faculty at the IADC National Trial Academy for young lawyers and a speaker at the IADC Corporate Counsel College. He has served as chairman of the Class Actions and Multi-Party Litigation Committee of the IADC and is currently chair of the IADC Transportation Committee. He has served as chair of the American Bar Association's Tort and Insurance Practices Aviation & Space Committee, and is a member of the Florida Bar Association.
Rick earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1970) and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., 1967). He is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court.