Richard C. Eymann is a founding partner and lead litigator for the firm. He has been winning significant, and at times historic, justice for his clients for nearly 35 years as an attorney.
Richard has devoted his practice to fighting large corporations and insurance companies on behalf of the injured, and several of his verdicts and settlements are among the largest ever won in Spokane, eastern Washington, and north Idaho. He won an $18 million dollar verdict against a nursing home chain after an elderly patient died from severe neglect and drug overdosing, Richard won an $11.5 million settlement against the BNSF railroad after a tragic fire that killed a well known Ritzville, Washington farmer and destroyed hundreds of acres of wheat and other crops. He won a $5 million verdict and settlement against a school district that for years allowed a counselor to sexually harass and exploit students, and a $6.2 million verdict against a grocery store chain for gender discrimination against female employees. He continues to serve on the lead trial team for the massive Hanford Downwinders litigation.
For a complete list and more details on Mr. Eymann's victories on behalf of injured or damaged clients, view Richard Eymann's case list.
Richard is a past President of the Washington State Bar Association and Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and has been named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by that statewide organization.
Richard and his wife Susan are raising two teenagers, Taylor and Houston, who are very active in school sports and community activities. Richard is a long time local runner who for the past several years has coached a grade school cross country team. Richard also served as President of Spokane's annual Bloomsday run in 1991. He was honored as Bloomsday Volunteer of the Year in 2011 for his 30+ year committment to the race.
Richard earned his law degree from Gonzaga University in 1976. He worked his way through college first on a Weyerhauser "green chain" and then was a policeman in Washington, D.C. At age 22, he was the youngest elected delegate to the 1968 National Democratic Convention. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1968, he was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and then a consumer investigator prior to law school.