|Email Richard||Rick has an exceptional command and keen sense of the court room. His quick ability to observe and fluidly present his client’s issues has resulted in more than 35,000,000 in settlements and verdicts in his last 15 high profile cases.
Rick has tried over 35 cases through to jury verdicts and settlements and has arbitrated and meditated over 100 cases to successful judgments and settlements. Rick is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University. He began teaching there in 1998. He teaches law students trial advocacy. In 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005, he was selected by the student body as the school’s “Most Outstanding Adjunct Professor”.
A Northwestern graduate who Rick taught noted, ” “I just want you to know what a pleasure it was for me to take your course. I want you to know what a pleasure it will be for me in 30 years to tell people that Rick Levin trained me. Thanks for your guidance and your support.” In addition to teaching trial advocacy, Rick, along with his partner Adam Riback, coaches Northwestern’s national trial advocacy team. Rick began coaching the team in 2005. Since that time, the team won the Buffalo trial competition in 2006 and the California association for criminal justice competition in 2008 and 2009. In this role as a coach, Rick and Adam select 8 of Northwestern University law school’s finest law students and coach and mentor them to become seasoned litigators. Some of these students have gone on to legal positions as law clerks in the federal court of appeals, the U.S. Attorneys’ office, the hague, and one student/trial team member, Ian Williams, has come to work at Levin, Riback.
Rick is an instructor for the Mock Trial Institute at Northwestern University. In this job, Rick donates his time to assisting undergraduate students who have an interest in attending law school. He teaches them about the court room and the effective ways to present a case before a jury. From 1996 through 1999 Rick was an instructor for the Federal Trial Bar. Rick lectured lawyers on the art of direct examination and cross-examination.
Rick is an instructor for the national institute for trial advocacy. In that role, rick teaches trial skills and depositions skills to attorneys. He has taught NITA courses at Northwestern University School of Law, Loyola University School of Law, Indiana University School of Law, Rutgers Law School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Rick was the Co-Chairman of the Trial Techniques Division of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section from 1995 to 1998. In this position, Rick moderated and spoke at many seminars to lawyers on the topics of Motion Practice, Tort Reform, Deposition Strategy, Evidence Trial Techniques and Strategy and Expert Witnesses.
Rick has lectured to physicians and other attorneys on the subject of brain injuries in litigation. He has lectured to physicians at the American Board of Quality Assurance and Peer Review of Physicians on the topic of Medical Malpractice litigation. He has lectured extensively at the Chicago Bar Association on the topic of tort litigation. He has lectured at Illinois State University on the topic of Police Pursuits and Civil liability.
Honors and Awards
Most outstanding adjunct professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005. This award is voted on by the student body and is given to adjunct professors Illinois super lawyer 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Illinois leading lawyer network-top 5% of lawyers in Illinois 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
He was selected by the Chicago Law Bulleting/Leading Lawyers Network as one of “40 Attorneys Under the Age of 40 To Watch”
“Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Illinois”, chapter, Automobile Handbook
Rick has contributed to the Chicago Bar Association Record , The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and the Chicago Bar Association Journal Teaching
Northwestern University School of Law, Courses taught: Introduction to Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy and Pre-Trial Litigation, 1998 to present Northwestern University School of Law, Trial Team Coach, 2006 DePaul University College of Law, Courses taught: Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), 1998 to present NITA Programs at Northwestern University School of Law, Loyola University Law School (Chicago), University of Colorado at Boulder Law School, Indiana University Law School, Rutgers Law School Federal Trial Bar, Direct Examination and Cross Examination Techniques, 1996 to 1999
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A. in Insurance and Real Estate, 1983
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1986.
Chicago Bar Association (Co-Chairman, Trial Techniques Division, 1995-1997)
Illinois State Bar Association The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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