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Judge of the Riverside Superior Court, 1971-1980;
Judge of the Riverside Municipal Court, 1953-1971; Deputy District Attorney,
Riverside County, 1947-1953.
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALTIES
Since 1984, Judge Rich has served as an
Arbitrator and Mediator on thousands of cases, specializing in contracts commercial
law, construction defects, trusts and estates, employment, labor law and personal
injury matters. Presently, Judge Rich serves as Mediator in the Riverside Superior
Court for settlement conferences for all civil cases in which the time for trial
is estimated to exceed one day.
SPECIAL HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Member of California Judges Association;
State Bar of California; Riverside County Bar Association. Received "Judge of
the Year," award for Riverside County in 1979 and 1986 in recognition of his
success in mediating numerous cases to a settlement. Dean of California Southern
Law School, Riverside, 1971 to present.
Author on Mediation, Published by CJER and
used by the State Bar in its CEB programs on mediation.
B.A., Duke University, 1943
J.D., University of Illinois, 1946