Richard C. Ford

Of Counsel

Office: Oklahoma City
Email: richard.ford@crowedunlevy.com

Phone: 405.235.7749
Fax: 405.272.5270
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Richard C. Ford is an attorney with the Oklahoma City office of Crowe & Dunlevy. He has vast experience in many areas of the law, including appellate, insurance, litigation and trial, product liability, environmental, toxic torts, telecommunications and class actions. Within more than 30 years of legal experience, Richard has argued cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as various U.S. District Courts.

Richard advocated as associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel during the Iran-Contra affair. He has also worked closely with the University of Oklahoma College of Law as a special lecturer for appellate advocacy and legal research and writing. Richard has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2007 and in 2014 was named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for mass tort litigation and class actions in Oklahoma City. He has also been ranked by Super Lawyers since 2009.

Richard graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1968. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1974. While in Norman, he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and served as editor for the Oklahoma Law Review.

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Professional Experience

  • Office of Independent Counsel, Iran/Contra, Associate Counsel

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Office of Independent Counsel, Iran/Contra, Associate Counsel
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation (Insurance Coverage Litigation)
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2007-Present)
  • Named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defendants)

Classes Taught

  • Special Lecturer in Appellate Advocacy, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1979
  • Special Lecturer in Law, Legal Research and Writing, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1978
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