College of William and Mary, B.A., 1998
University of South Carolina, J.D./MBA, 2002
South Carolina Bar
North Carolina Bar
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Richland County Bar Association
American Bar Association
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
Prior to joining Howser, Newman & Besley in 2007, Rick was a law clerk to the Honorable Paula H. Thomas. Rick now focuses his practice on the areas of corporate and business law, employment law, construction liability, products liability, premises liability, and wills. Holding both a law and business degree, Rick is particularly effective in business-related cases.
Like all of the attorneys at Howser, Newman, & Besley, Rick is committed to providing honest and ethical legal advice and representation. Clients appreciate Rick’s straightforward approach to their problems and issues. When dealing with businesses and the issues they frequently encounter, Rick looks for the best available long-term solution rather than one that will simply address the problem for the moment. When dealing with individuals, he knows that no two clients’ needs and desires are the same, and he tailors his advice based on their individual needs. Rick’s mix of business knowledge and litigation experience makes him a valuable asset to the firm.
Outside of practicing law, Rick enjoys boating, sports, and spending time with his wife and children.