As a law clerk for the Willamette College of Law (WCL) Family Law Clinic, he became familiar with the responsibilities and challenges  which arise in the area of family law. During that time, he also became experienced as a trial attorney.  Rich also clerked for one of the largest criminal law firms in Oregon where he wrote briefs for the Oregon Supreme Court, the Oregon Appellate Court, and motions for the Marion County District Court. Prior to that he worked at the Marion County District Attorneys office as a DUII clerk.

Since joining the firm, Rich has been immersed in client representation including preparing memorandums for supervising attorneys, interviewing clients, preparing witnesses for trial, writing motions to the court, and communicating with the OLCC and other government agencies.