Richard Hechter

Senior Attorney

Toll Free: 855-541-3016
Phone: 612-333-3343
Fax: 612-332-8166

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rich is currently a senior litigation attorney with Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. He is among only 3% of all attorneys in our state to be certified as a civil jury trial specialist by The Minnesota State Bar Association.

Rich holds an MBA, and is a Qualified mediator, AAA arbitrator, adjunct legal professor and author of the 5 star reviewed book “Divorced in 60 Seconds – What  His Attorney Doesn’t Want You to Know” (On all book sites such as Amazon and Barnes and Nobel).  Over the last 28 years, Rich has perfected the art of winning high verdicts and settlements for families and businesses.  If you need a no-nonsense attorney to get the job done, Rich is your guy.

Rich has nearly three decades of expertise with claim handling, mediations, arbitrations and jury trials. Always level-headed and acting with the highest degree of integrity, he ensures his  clients’ needs are met and their expectations exceeded. Rich is well branded, known and respected by insurers, judges and the local state and federal bar in Minnesota.

 

Practice Areas

Education

  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
    • MBA, December, 2009
    • Concentration: Human Resource Development, Client Services, and Company Branding
  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
    • Juris Doctor, June, 1988
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Minor: Speech Communications,  June, 1985

Associations & Appointments

  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (arbitrator since 1994)(No fault claims)
  • Member, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Edina Human Relations Commission, 1997-1999
  • Member, Board of Advisors for National American University, 2006-Present
  • 3rd degree master mason – Lake Harriet Lodge, No. 277
  • Recognized and chosen as “Super Lawyer” and one of Minnesota’s best personal injury lawyers by Law & Politics
  • Recognized as nation’s top 1% of trial lawyers by National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Named as a rising star in the legal community by Law & Politics
  • Listed in the national registry of “Who’s Who”
  • Licensed Minnesota Real Estate Broker
  • 2015 and 2016 Client Satisfaction Award from American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association – Litigation Section.

Teaching Experience

  • National American University, Minneapolis, MN
    • Adjunct legal professor 6/97 to present  (teach all legal elective courses for paralegals).
      Consistently recognized as best instructor and instructor/professor with highest retention rates for classes.
  • Minnesota School Of Business, Minneapolis, MN
    • Taught in the paralegal program January 95-97

Admissions

  • Minnesota State and Federal Court
    • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Hobbies and Charitable Acts

  • Musician: Drummer (played professionally from 1984 – 1998)
  • Enjoy pursuing entrepreneurial activities. Collect domain names.
  • Participate in Soles for Souls Benefit. Sponsored by Redwing Shoes, provides new shoes to the homeless.
  • Starke Labs Hearing Foundation. Sponsors hearing aides to third-world countries.
  • Pro-Bono legal services for the less fortunate. Helping the Somali and Ethiopian communities since 1989.

Certifications

  • Certified in 1998 as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Currently recertified.
  • Qualified Rule 114 Neutral.  Attended Hamline School of Law’s family law mediation training (certified).