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Richard E. Alexander

Retired Partner

Rick practiced with Harter Secrest & Emery for more than 37 years, two years of which (2020-2022) were spent serving as the firm’s General Counsel.

Rick was a general litigator whose practice emphasized appeals, products liability, professional and medical malpractice defense, and commercial litigation including trust and estates and fiduciaries. He has extensive trial experience and represented the interests of many foreign designers and manufacturers around the country, having handled cases in more than 20 states and having served as National Trial Counsel to a Fortune 500 company that designed and manufactured sophisticated medical devices. A former appellate clerk, Rick successfully handled dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, winning appeals in all four New York Appellate Divisions as well as the New York Court of Appeals.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Past Chairman, Seventh Judicial District Grievance Committee, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1996-2002, Member of Committee, 2008-2014

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Named as Best Lawyers® 2012 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2000-2018
  • 2012 “Friend of Education” Award from Hilton Central School District Board of Education

PRESENTATIONS

  • Frequent lecturer for state and local bar on civil litigation, attorney ethics, and practice management.

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • St. John Fisher College, B.A., magna cum laude

Rick practiced with Harter Secrest & Emery for more than 37 years, two years of which (2020-2022) were spent serving as the firm’s General Counsel.

Rick was a general litigator whose practice emphasized appeals, products liability, professional and medical malpractice defense, and commercial litigation including trust and estates and fiduciaries. He has extensive trial experience and represented the interests of many foreign designers and manufacturers around the country, having handled cases in more than 20 states and having served as National Trial Counsel to a Fortune 500 company that designed and manufactured sophisticated medical devices. A former appellate clerk, Rick successfully handled dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, winning appeals in all four New York Appellate Divisions as well as the New York Court of Appeals.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Past Chairman, Seventh Judicial District Grievance Committee, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1996-2002, Member of Committee, 2008-2014

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Named as Best Lawyers® 2012 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2000-2018
  • 2012 “Friend of Education” Award from Hilton Central School District Board of Education

PRESENTATIONS

  • Frequent lecturer for state and local bar on civil litigation, attorney ethics, and practice management.

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • St. John Fisher College, B.A., magna cum laude
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Richard E. Alexander