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Cases & Experience


In addition to advancing the greater good and addressing societal issues inside the courtroom, we believe in applying our legal expertise to effect positive change within our community. Because the legal profession affects so many aspects of people’s lives, we have both an opportunity and an obligation to serve others.

Richard Fields has a long history of giving back time and resources to our community through his leadership and charitable work. Human rights has been a central focus for Richard -- for over 20 years he has worked with various human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others. He also has dedicated his time to various leadership positions and organizations, from the Rand Corporation’s Institute for Civil Justice to the McKinney School of Law at Indiana University.

Further, Richard has done pro bono work throughout his career - most notably in the human rights sector. Working with a U.S. Congressman and his staff, experts, journalists and the New York Times, Richard represented the parents of a U.S. Marine security guard who was assassinated by rebel guerillas while serving at a U.S. Embassy. The team exposed wrongful allegations made by the Naval Criminal Investigations Service that the death involved suicide.  After an extensive investigation, the Secretary of the Navy agreed to correct the death certificate.
Richard’s pro bono work also includes:

  • Representing a global human rights organization in arranging an opportunity to release a journalist from imprisonment after he was arrested by an African government for exposing human rights violations by the country’s military.
  • Representing a global human rights organization in its efforts to secure historical documentation of the genocide in Rwanda.
  • Representing several former American military officers working as contract personnel that were targeted by Al Qaeda at the bombing of a Saudi National Guard base in Saudi Arabia.
  • Working with a global human rights organization to secure counsel for its personnel threatened by state security forces in Russia.