Rich is an attorney with Petro Cohen with nearly 20 years of litigation and trial experience. As part of the Personal Injury team, Rich handles all matters on behalf of those injured as a result of the fault of another.
A graduate of St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, Rich attended New York Law School where he achieved the honor of becoming a Law Review Articles Editor. While studying in law school, Rich worked as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant for various professors during his tenure. During that time, Rich also volunteered for the New York Bar Foundation, representing tenants in landlord/tenant and eviction disputes, and worked for a non-profit legal assistance agency helping employees in receiving challenged unemployment benefits.
After law school, Rich entered private practice with a specific concentration in construction law. He served as the Co-Chair of the Construction Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and was a frequent lecturer at Rutgers University School of Engineering. Rich has been certified as a LEED Accredited Professional, a certification held by only a handful of attorneys across the country, exhibiting a specific knowledge in sustainable and environmentally responsible design and construction. Rich has argued before administrative boards on behalf of his clients and has successfully petitioned changes to administrative regulations. He has had the privilege to present testimony to the New Jersey State Senate on proposed legislation. Rich was named by the New Jersey Law Journal as a New Leader of the Bar early in his career and has received recognition by New Jersey Super Lawyers.
Rich has received an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell exemplifying the highest standards of ethical and profession conduct.
Rich is a native of South Jersey, having grown-up in Cape May County.
For more information on personal injury, or to set up a free consultation, contact Mr. Gaeckle at (888) 675-7607.