MSA Legal Counsel
Rick retired after over 33 years in the Washington County Attorney’s Office in Stillwater, Minnesota, where he was assigned to several divisions and served ten years as the first assistant. Then, and now, Rick deals with numerous aspects of government operations including data practices, HIPAA, the sheriff’s office, personnel matters and criminal prosecution, gun laws, and civil litigation. Rick has also been the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association legal counsel since 1987. Rick is on the faculty of Northwestern University Police Command School and teaches throughout the United States on matters of employment law and criminal justice issues. He is also an executive member of the National Sheriff's Association Legal Affairs Committee and works with and advises several other national law enforcement and legal organizations.
He has a J.D. and master’s degree in public administration and is admitted to practice before the courts of Minnesota, 8th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.
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