Rick began his practice at Whitfield & Eddy in 1991. Since that time, his practice has focused on civil trial work, concentrating primarily on product liability defense and insurance coverage and related commercial and construction issues. Rick has also worked on numerous appellate cases in the Iowa Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to writing numerous articles about trial, product liability, and insurance coverage issues, Rick has also worked on appellate briefing in the 6th and 10th Circuits and the United States Supreme Court. Rick received his JD from the University of Iowa College of Law, with high honors, in 1991. While at the University of Iowa, he wrote for and was an editor for the Journal of Corporation Law.