Richard M. Simins


Richard M. Simins, a former Chairman of Montgomery McCracken, is an accomplished commercial trial attorney and government and internal investigations counsellor. He has more than three decades of experience helping sophisticated business people and companies solve their most complicated problems. Rick has represented CEO’s, other individuals, and organizations including banks, private equity firms, real estate development companies, data analytics firms, brand name consumer products companies, logistics firms, steel manufacturers, durable medical goods suppliers, pharmaceutical companies and major health insurers, to name a few. Rick also leverages his personal experience as a law firm Chairman to counsel C-Suite executives on how most effectively to coordinate business objectives within the relevant legal and regulatory landscape.

As an experienced litigator Rick has tried to verdict numerous cases before juries, judges and other tribunals across the country. Yet in high stakes disputes winning isn’t always the only option. Litigation can be expensive and distracting; and while no longer a physical battle fought by litigants with spears, trial is still an ordeal. Rick allies with his clients to make sure that short-term tactics align with long-term strategic goals and that favorable settlement opportunities are not overlooked.

Rick started his career at Montgomery McCracken, then spent sixteen years at a national law firm before returning to Montgomery McCracken in 2017. Before going into private practice, he served as law clerk to Judge Marvin Katz of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1988-1989. Prior to law school, Rick spent seven years as a professional writer in New York City.

Rick received a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1988, where he was senior editor of the Columbia Law Review. He earned a A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1978.

RELATED Practices

Commercial Litigation

Montgomery McCracken’s Commercial Litigation Practice has a long and illustrious history. We handle a wide range of individual and corporate disputes involving virtually every area of personal and business endeavors […]

Learn more about our Commercial Litigation Practice

White Collar and Government Investigations

Montgomery McCracken’s White Collar and Government Investigations Practice is a highly experienced group of attorneys providing extensive experience in a wide range of proceedings, including criminal matters, internal investigations, fraud-related […]

Learn more about our White Collar and Government Investigations Practice


Montgomery McCracken’s Business Department works proactively and collaboratively with our clients to advise on the full array of corporate and business issues, ranging from finance and regulatory matters to mergers […]

Learn more about our Business Department

Class Action

Montgomery McCracken’s Class Action Practice is a core strength of the firm. We have extensive experience representing defendants in class actions throughout the United States. Our clients range from consumer […]

Learn more about our Class Action Practice

Real Estate

The Real Estate Practice has been an integral part of Montgomery McCracken’s activities for over 85 years. Our attorneys bring to our clients a wealth of experience and depth in […]

Learn more about our Real Estate Practice

Trade Secret and Noncompete Litigation

Montgomery McCracken’s Trade Secret and Noncompete Litigation Practice represents employers and employees in disputes involving trade secrets, noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, the employee duty of loyalty, and similar matters. Experience

Learn more about our Trade Secret and Noncompete Litigation Practice

Intellectual Property

The attorneys in Montgomery McCracken’s Intellectual Property Department provide legal services in various aspects of intellectual property law. We are dedicated to assisting our clients in protecting, managing, and leveraging […]

Learn more about our Intellectual Property Department

Life Sciences

Montgomery McCracken’s Life Sciences Industry Group offers a depth of experience in related legal and business disciplines, ranging from compliance, intellectual property, manufacturing, labeling and distribution issues, to environmental, employment, […]

More about our Life Sciences Industry


Montgomery McCracken’s Healthcare Industry Group brings clients the specialized knowledge and experience of attorneys with a wide range of expertise for challenges that health care providers face on a daily […]

Learn more about our Healthcare Industry

1 of 9


Honors & Awards
  • Earned an AV® Preeminent certification from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The rating is issued by Martindale-Hubbell and a description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers lists. These awards are issued by Thomson Reuters and a description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

No aspect of these advertisements has been approved by the highest court of any state.


Law School

  • Columbia University School of Law

Undergraduate School

  • Princeton University