Kenneth A. Rich
Ken Rich is the firm manager and lead trial counsel, focusing his practice in general casualty and personal injury defense, municipal law, commercial litigation, banking, employment and insurance coverage litigation. His peers (both in the defense and plaintiff bar) trust and respect him, so he often serves as a mediator and arbitrator of personal injury, employment, no-fault and insurance disputes.
Mr. Rich received his Juris Doctor in 1985 from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in 1982 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Rich is a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance and The Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community and has received the highest ranking from the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory (“AV”).
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Rich is the President of his Synagogue, Beis HaKnesset HaGra in Oak Park, Michigan and in November 2015 was elected to a four year term on Oak Park’s City Council.
Admitted to Practice
State of Michigan
Federal Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
State Bar of Michigan
Wayne County Defense Mediator (Negligence and Employment Panels)
Oakland County Defense Mediator (Negligence Panel)
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar Commentator:
“Evidentiary Foundations and Objections,”
“Winning Your Case After Trial But Before Appeal,”
“Winning Your Case Before Trial,”
“Effective Discovery Strategies,”
“Liens In Personal Injury Cases,”
“Premises Liability – the Slip and fall and Beyond,”
LRP National Workers’ Compensation Conference:
“Pitfalls & Practice Pointers For Unusual Workers Compensation Claims.”
International Association of SIU Investigators:
“First & Third Party Auto Claims Fraud Investigations: A Defense Trial Lawyer’s Perspective.”
Claims Litigation Management Alliance:
“Avoiding and Defending Bad Faith – Best Claims and Litigation Strategies.”
Kenneth A. Rich
No Cause Verdict-Negligence
Ken Rich and Tom Roeder secured a no cause verdict in a jury trial in connection with a negligence lawsuit brought by two Plaintiffs. The jury agreed that the Defendant caused the accident, but found that the Plaintiffs did not sustain serious impairments.
Ken Rich obtained summary disposition in a negligence case. The Judge agreed that the Plaintiff committed fraud and staged the accident.
Court of Appeals Victory
A coverage denial based on an exclusion was overruled by the trial court. Yosef and Ken won outright at the Appellate level. $400,000 in bills were dismissed.
Failure to Disclose
Ken Rich secured dismissal of a PIP claim due to Plaintiff’s failure to disclose his resident spouse on the application. Rescission of the policy was granted by the Judge and the case was dismissed with prejudice.