Rick is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in employment and labor law. He represents employers and has tried to verdict numerous employment defamation, discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases.
Rick advises and counsels employers on all aspects of employment and labor law issues and has experience representing employers in state and federal courts and in administrative tribunals. He has defended employers in litigation involving wage and hour laws, unemployment compensation, unfair labor practices, contract disputes, wrongful termination, negligent supervision/hiring/retention, intentional infliction of emotional distress, conspiracy and enforcement of non-compete agreements. In addition, Rick has advised employers during union organizing attempts and in OSHA matters. Rick sits as a part-time Municipal Judge for the City of Columbia.