Portland, Oregon Personal Injury, Workplace Harassment & Long Term Disability Lawyer
Richard Rizk, Attorney at Law0434 Southwest Iowa Street
Portland, Oregon 97239
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Law Firm OverviewAttorney Richard Rizk, from Portland, Oregon, helps everyday people every day resolve traffic accident, employment and long term disability claims. His goal is the best resolution in the shortest amount of time.
Successful litigation outcome or negotiated settlement requires a motivated defendant. Mr. Rizk knows how to motivate defendants and insurers because he advised and defended them during the first decade of his legal career: as a defense attorney and within the home office of Nationwide Insurance managing high exposure litigation, nationally.
Since 2001 he has leveraged his understanding of defendants and insurers to help everyday people facing uncompensated injury claims, threatening employers and denied long term disability claims. Richard Rizk has over 21 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Illinois and Federal District Court.
Ironically, Mr. Rizk’s insurance and years defending employers helped mold his current mindset—that of a tireless advocate for the injured, oppressed and denied. His life work is helping those who need his help the most.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Traffic Injury; Long Term Disability; Sexual Assault-Workplace
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
- Auto Accidents
If you were in an auto accident in Oregon, you should assess the accident scene and get safe. Get professional medical attention right away. Immediately call, and then fax your insurance agent to notify them of the loss. Give just the basic facts: Where, When, Who, and How. The Fax will confirm your notice to the Agent. Finally, hire an attorney with insurance experience. Few attorneys know how insurance companies value claims. Fewer Attorneys know how to read an insurance policy. Richard Rizk has worked for Nationwide Insurance for a decade and with Oregon's largest insurance law firms. Richard has worked closely with those at the highest levels of the insurance business. Richard now represents persons who present insurance claims. Let his knowledge of the other side help maximize your claim.
- Sexual Harassment
To prevail in a hostile workplace sexual harassment claim, an employee must prove repeat exposure to what a reasonable person would find offensive. Generally speaking, two types of workplace sexual harassment exist: Hostile Workplace; and Quid Pro Quo (you scratch my back; I'll scratch yours). In both types of workplace sexual harassment claims, the harassment must be unwelcome. From a proof standpoint, if either harassment occurs, quietly document harassment details and witnesses. Then, talk to Richard Rizk, who can help protect you while pursuing your claim. Richard Rizk pursues both Hostile Workplace and "Quid Pro Quo" harassment claims. Since he has represented persons accused of wrongful conduct, he knows how to motivate wrongdoers to pay sexual harassment claims.
- Long Term Disability
Disability Insurance Plans which are provided by your employer are governed under a Federal Law known as ERISA (The Employee Retirement and Income Security Act). Generally speaking, disability plans not provided by an employer are not subject to ERISA and are litigated in State Court. Richard Rizk is fully licensed in Federal Court as well as the State of Oregon. Your outcome could likely depend on whether or not: ERISA applies; and a narrow or broad standard of review applies. Talk to Attorney Richard Rizk to help get your claim on the right track. Put Richard Rizk's claims experience to work for you. He resolves many disability claims without ever filing a lawsuit.
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