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Richard A. Lord, Jr.

Richard A. Lord, Jr.

Local Office Managing Partner

CT – Hartford area
T: 860.413.2709 | F: 860.413.2801


Rich focuses his practice on insurance defense litigation, particularly legal malpractice, executive, professional and employers’ defense liability. In addition, Rich handles matters involving premises liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits and automobile personal injury actions. He has defended claims involving negligent security at local concert venues, wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.

While attending Quinnipiac University School of Law, Rich competed in various national mock trial competitions and was a member of the 1999 Regional Student Trial Advocacy Championship Team which went on to compete in the National Finals in New Orleans, Louisiana in that year.


  • Prevailed against claims of negligence and spoliation of evidence after an individual who was shopping in our client’s beverage shop fell on an allegedly defective step and sustained an injury; the jury agreed with our partner’s arguments and returned a defense verdict.
  • Represented landlord in a pre-judgment remedy application (PJR) involving the death of a mother and significant injuries to her young daughter in an apartment fire; the ignited fire was allegedly caused by a maintenance worker who allegedly rigged a power cord from the main electrical panel to his personal apartment.