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Richard Decker (“Richie”) is a partner at Raines Feldman LLP and is chair of and heads the firm’s Health Care Industry Group. He has over thirty years of successful experience in this field, regularly defending against multi-million dollar claims and obtaining multi-million dollar awards. In addition to health care issues, Richie also has considerable expertise in matters that pertain to the real estate, entertainment and sports industries. Among numerous high profile cases, Richie also served as one of three lead trial lawyers in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in City of Anaheim v. Angels Baseball LP name change case.

Significant Engagements & Transactions

  • Represents numerous major health care organizations in a wide variety of managed care, provider and other business disputes  
  • Obtained and defended against multiple multi-million dollar verdicts/judgments/awards in health care and general business disputes  
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “AV”

Professional Affiliation

  • One of three lead trial lawyers for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in City of Anaheim v. Angels Baseball LP name change case  
  • Regularly settles multi-million dollar health care and general business disputes  
  • Southern California Super Lawyer (2007—2018) 

Publications, Recognitions and Speaking Engagements

  • Trauma Contract Ambiguities Can Potentially Cost Health Plans Big Money (Health Plan & Provider, BNA, Inc., Vol. 14, No. 14)  
  • Hospital Claims Submitted to Health Plans: Timely Or Not, That is The Question (Health Plan & Provider, BNA, Inc., Vol. 14, No. 11)