Richard D. Haley

Attorney Richard D. Haley



Richard D. Haley has spent his entire career as a trial attorney and has been the senior litigation partner for our firm since its inception in 1994. Rick’s practice encompasses contested Surrogate’s Court proceedings, including will contests, accountings, and guardianship proceedings, as well as personal injury and other negligence actions, and the defense of major felony cases in Federal and State Courts. While primarily a trial attorney, Rick’s experience also includes appearances before New York State and Federal appellate courts.

Rick received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his law degree from Western New England School of Law. He is a member of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts as well as in the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

From 1981 to 1987, Rick served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, New York, where he was assigned to the Homicide/Major Offense Bureau. From 1987 to 1990, Rick first served as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, New York, and later as a principal trial attorney in the Federal/General Litigation Unit of the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office. After leaving the County Attorney’s office in 1990, Rick entered private practice until he helped found our firm in 1994.

Rick has been a presenter in several continuing legal education programs on a variety of litigation-related topics, including his participation in mock trials involving the challenge to the admission of a will in Surrogate’s Court and a contested guardianship proceeding in New York State Supreme Court.

Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Rick a rating of AV®*, its highest rating. As a member of his school’s law review, Rick authored “Constitutional Law- Massachusetts Statute Imposing a Different Penalty for Jury Convictions Upheld as Not Violative of Due Process or Equal Protection,” W. New England Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1979).


* CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.