- Richard Wm. Strawbridge
- 161 North Clark Street, Suite 3575
- Chicago, IL 60601
- Direct: (312) 374-8888
- Office: (312) 782-9320
- Fax: (312) 782-3787
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Richard Wm. Strawbridge
Richard Wm. Strawbridge is a well-known and successful fire litigation attorney. His practice at Thompson Brody & Kaplan is concentrated primarily in the areas of subrogation and general liability defense.
Rick has won verdicts for subrogated insurance companies, including those for $29 million and $3.4 million—both of which were upheld on appeal, and the latter arising from one of the largest fires in recent Chicago history—as well as a recent arbitration award of $3.55 million. He has also achieved numerous settlements for his clients in eight and seven figures. Rick has represented a major product manufacturer in defense of a $40 million subrogation claim and a serious personal injury case.
Rick has been based in Chicago his entire career and has been admitted pro hac vice (often multiple times per state) in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Kansas. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner in two other firms where he managed various subrogation client accounts.
Rick’s substantive areas of practice include product liability, breach of contract and/or warranty, UCC actions, negligence, warehouseman’s liability, construction defects and structural collapses, water leaks and plumbing/piping failures, municipal governmental agency liability and premises liability.