Richard J. Cantwell

Senior Associate


Rick is a litigation attorney who has defended employers in Oregon Workers’ Compensation matters since 2005. He started his career as a workers’ compensation claims examiner with a local processing agency. During that time, Rick became interested in the legal aspect of the system and attended law school in the evening while working during the day as an examiner. Since graduation, Rick has focused his practice on all aspects of workers’ compensation defense from providing initial claim processing advice to litigating complex claims before the Workers’ Compensation Board. Rick previously worked as a defense attorney for SAIF Corporation and as in-house workers’ compensation counsel for City County Insurance Services in addition to years spent at another defense firm.

  • Juris Doctor, Lewis & Clark College Law School, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Oregon, 1996

My goal is to provide straightforward advice to clients with the goal of obtaining the most cost-effective resolution. I strive to be responsive to client needs through quick and clear responses. I believe that mounting a strong defense in litigated cases is the key to obtaining the optimal outcome either through favorable negotiations or at hearing.

  • Oregon State Bar
    • Workers’ Compensation Section

Outside of work, I spend my time with my wife, three kids, and a rambunctious Boston Terrier.