"Richard Rizk is a client's hope — an honest, non-greedy, and very warm personable lawyer. He definitely knows the methods of powerful insurance firms and how to untie the knots they use to bind claims for no action."
Mon October 31, 2011, 1:04 pm Did you know that Oregon is the only state to REQUIRE attorneys to have malpractice insurance? Friday I helped persuade the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates to amend the Oregon Bar Professional Rules of Conduct to require non- Oregon attorneys who perform arbitrations in Oregon to reveal...... [read more]
A Bridge to Somewhere
Tue April 3, 2012, 8:21 am For years few ventured to Portland’s South Waterfront. The Willamette River cuts off east access while I-5 isolates the neighborhood from the west. Happily, Portland’s South Waterfront neighborhood will soon link to the Corbett-Lair Hill neighborhood via a 700 foot long pedestrian...... [read more]
Aiding Legal Aid
Wed December 12, 2012, 12:08 pm Saying “no” to folks who need help is very hard. But, of course, there is a limit to the number of cases any law office can take at one time. Rizk Law Office supports and encourages others to support St. Andrews’ Legal Clinic. St. Andrews helps many people needing legal help...... [read more]
Appreciation of a recent client
Tue November 6, 2012, 11:18 am Our words can never express how grateful we are for and to you and everyone that works with you. You were always very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate towards what we were going through and how to get us through it. You let us unburden our legal concerns and helped us deal with a very...... [read more]
Assualt causes permanent brain injury
Thu March 29, 2012, 8:04 am One year ago American Medical Response paramedic, father, husband and San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Snow attended a baseball game in Los Angeles. He would be brutally beaten in the parking lot of Dodger stadium after the game by L.A. thugs.
The Dodgers have their own problems. Since...... [read more]
AVVO Inside Out Video Featuring Josh King-2013
Thu March 21, 2013, 3:04 pm On March 1, 2013 Richard Rizk met with Vice President and General Counsel of AVVO, Josh King. AVVO is a Seattle based company that rates lawyers across the United States. Mr. King is recognized nationally as a First Amendment advocate and expert. He is a vocal critic of state bar associations...... [read more]
Congratulations Andrew Pinchin!
Mon April 15, 2013, 4:28 pm Rizk Law proudly congratulates Andrew Pinchin on his upcoming 2013 graduation from University of Oregon Law School. Andrew served as a 2012 editor of the 2012 Oregon Law Review. Mr. Pinchin is a former law clerk to insurance and personal injury lawyer, Richard Rizk of Portland, Oregon....... [read more]
Countdown to "Ski to Defeat ALS"
Thu April 11, 2013, 5:13 pm This Saturday April 13, 2013, team "Rizklaw" will participate in ski to defeat ALS. This years’ event will occur at Mount Hood Meadows this coming Saturday April 13. Proceeds go to support at cure for ALS.
ALS, former known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a debilitating,...... [read more]
Employment Retaliation Settlement: Salem, Oregon
Fri March 30, 2012, 4:13 am Wednesday March 28 Oregonians learned that the city of Salem Oregon and the Salem Fire Department settled an employment discrimination claims following a civil rights investigation launched by the Oregon Department of Justice. Complaints by Oregon firefighters and guardsmen alleged discrimination...... [read more]
Facebook "Friend" or foe?
Wed October 27, 2010, 10:40 am The rules of the game have changed. Insurers seeking dirt on claimants now regularly check facebook, myspace and other social networking sites in the course of evaluating personal injury, insurance, auto and other insurance claims.
If you are wondering why an insurer is ignoring your...... [read more]
Kozlowski weary of bar scene
Fri April 6, 2012, 8:05 am Yesterday, a New York state parole board ruled that former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski will remain behind bars. In 2005 Kozlowski was convicted of looting about $600 million from global corporate giant Tyco. Meanwhile, Kowzlowski and his then wife lived a rock star lifestyle. In reaching...... [read more]
Met A Civil Rights Leader today
Tue January 18, 2011, 3:14 pm Moments ago I met William T. Coleman. Mr. Coleman spoke at Lewis and Clark Law School to mark MLK day (or the day after) . For those who do not know, Mr. Colemen, who is well over 90, was the first African-American to serve as a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court (as...... [read more]
My Four Favorite Justice Quotes
Mon February 27, 2012, 8:13 pm 1. Nobody can give you… justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. Malcolm X
2. We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party. Mahatma Gandhi
3. Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the...... [read more]
New Address, Phone and Fax
Mon August 16, 2010, 4:45 pm My law office has moved. The new address is 1332 SW Custer Drive, Portland Oregon 97219; Phone is (503) 245-5677/ Fax: (503) 245-5680....... [read more]
New Portland Address
Wed February 22, 2012, 10:21 am On March 1, 2012 Richard Rizk's new address will be 0434 SW Iowa Street Portland, Oregon 97239. His phone and fax will remain the same. ...... [read more]
Oregon Attorney General Quits
Tue April 24, 2012, 11:13 pm Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced today that he will quit his job this early this summer before the end of his term. Last year, citing a health concern, AG Kroger announced that he would not run again this year. Kroger said today he now intends to head Reed College instead.
Friday, a...... [read more]
Oregon Justice Slipping Away
Tue April 24, 2012, 7:28 am
Oregon courts have steadily cut staff over the last three years. On May 1 it will eliminate 95 additional full time positions for a total loss of 286 since 2009 (17% of total).
Who cares? You do. Layoffs translate to longer waits and less attention to detail.
But what if Oregon...... [read more]
Oregon's Mandatory Boating Safety Courses
Wed May 9, 2012, 9:54 am This weekend should be the first “real summer” of 2012. Temps will reach 80! So let’s jump in the boat and take off…
Not so fast. Boaters who operate a vessel powered by more than 9.9 horses must complete an approved boating safety course, available online or in...... [read more]
Recommending Richard Rizk
Wed November 5, 2008, 3:15 pm To say that by having Richard Rizk adjudicate an insurance claim was a serendipitous event is an understatement. My wife, a registered nurse, was seriously injured. Three attorneys, upon separate accounts over several years, failed to achieve monetary compensation. One attorney, who knows Richard...... [read more]
Richard Rizk featured in Oregon State Bar Magazine
Tue January 11, 2011, 11:28 am
http://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/11jan/profiles.html...... [read more]
Richard Rizk interviews Ski Volunteer Emilio Trampuz
Richard Rizk, Easter Seals, AARP and Oregon DHS Work Together
Thu May 9, 2013, 2:31 pm On May 9, 2013 Portland Lawyer Richard Rizk was named Advisor to The Oregon Money Management Program. About 85,000 Oregonians are extremely vulnerable to financial fraud and abuse due to advanced age or disability. Easter Seals in coordination with Oregon's Department of Health and...... [read more]
Rizk Elected to House of Delegates, Oregon State Bar
Wed March 23, 2011, 6:01 pm Richard Rizk has been elected to a three year term to the Oregon State Bar, House of Delegates. In this leadership position, Richard will represent the Portland region. His term will begin April 19, 2011. Matters historically presented to the House of Delegates have...... [read more]
Rizk Law Client Creed
Thu May 2, 2013, 4:00 pm Rizk Law Client Creed
• We are honest.
• We care;
• We respect;
• We protect;
• We honor your goals;
• We are efficient;
• We promptly return calls and emails;
• We admit mistakes;
If you are a client with...... [read more]
Safety Person of the Year - Richard Rizk
Thu August 12, 2010, 5:26 pm Richard Rizk is the Far West Ski Association's 2010 Safety Person of the Year . He developed a winter safety speaker awareness series which addressed winter driving, terrain park safety, ski risks and the law, and ski patrol advice. Richard also contributed significantly to development of the...... [read more]
Ski to Defeat ALS: Team "Rizklaw"
Fri March 22, 2013, 10:41 am On April 13, 2013 at Mount Hood Meadows team Rizklaw will participate in Ski to Defeat ALS. For more information about the event go to www.SkitodefeatALS.org . For a nominal registration fee, each participant will be given an exclusive lift ticket, three meals, unlimited...... [read more]
Support Legal AId
Mon November 19, 2012, 10:09 am Dear Oregon Bar Members:
I stand with other Oregon House of Delegate members to proudly report that on November 2, 2012 the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates unanimously called for Oregon lawyers to support adequate funding of legal aid services.
Recently, you received a letter from former...... [read more]
We the people...
Wed August 25, 2010, 12:22 pm We the people... In the beginning we the people of the United States, to create a more perfect union, declared independence from an “out of touch” British monarchy. A great nation was born. Americans pledge allegiance to the United States of America…one nation under God. We...... [read more]
What I Do For You
Wed November 19, 2008, 2:02 pm I am a personal injury attorney and an insurance attorney practicing in the Portland metro area. But what does that really mean?
As a personal injury attorney, I help people who are injured due to the fault of another obtain fair compensation for injuries. A key is fault. Injuries that are...... [read more]
Will the real Richard Rizk please stand up!
Sun December 2, 2012, 1:54 pm “Who else could be named Richard Rizk?” As it turns out several people are. One is even an attorney. We share the same middle initial, “H”, adding some confusion. That Richard Rizk is from Williamsburg, Virginia. I hear he is a good guy, but he is...... [read more]
YMCA features Richard Rizk
Tue July 10, 2012, 10:33 am Richard RIzk featured in YMCA newsletter. Phatnom Lake YMCA camp is the second oldest YMCA camp in North America. Here is the link to the article about Mr. Rizk: http://phantomlakealumni.com/...... [read more]