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Richard P. Campbell
Founding Shareholder

Boston, MA

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Richard P. Campbell


Since founding Campbell Trial Lawyers in 1983, Richard Campbell has been a driving force in the growth and increasing prominence of the firm as a Tier 1 national trial firm. Dick Campbell primarily represents national and international corporations in complex cases, including multi-district litigation, class actions, aviation, toxic tort and products liability disputes. He also represents clients in commercial disputes, including contests over the control of closely held corporations. He is one of seven national trial counsel for Caterpillar Inc., and, in August 2009, after five years of contentious litigation, concluded a nationally certified class action with decertification of the class, an involuntary dismissal with prejudice and an assessment of costs against the class representative.

Dick Campbell is lead trial counsel for one of the commercial airlines in the litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York arising out of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein appointed him to the Aviation Defendants’ Executive Committee ("ADEC") as Representative of the “Non-Carrier” Airlines Group. Under the leadership of its Liaison Counsel, Desmond T. Barry, Jr., the ADEC is responsible for coordinating the overall management of the procedural aspects of the litigation.

Dick is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and holds or has held numerous significant positions. He is a Past President of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Dick is Founding Chair of the Board of Overseers at Boston College Law School and was awarded Boston College Law School’s highest honor, the Founders Medal. He serves as Trustee of the University of Massachusetts and is a member of the UMass Building Authority. Richard Campbell is a member of the ABA’s Task Force on Legal Education.

Featured in Boston Magazine, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Boston Business Journal, Dick is also a frequent resource for television and radio programs on topics such as litigation, social host liability and the law.

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