Richard M. Simins


Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
1735 Market Street, 21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505
United States

Tel: 215-772-7303


Richard M. Simins, is an accomplished commercial trial attorney and government and internal investigations counsellor. He has more than three decades of experience helping sophisticated business people and companies solve their most complicated problems.

Rick has represented CEO’s, other individuals, and organizations including major health insurers, durable medical goods suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, banks, private equity firms, real estate development companies, data analytics firms, brand name consumer products companies, logistics firms, and steel manufacturers, to name a few.

As an experienced litigator Rick has tried to verdict numerous cases before juries, judges and other tribunals across the country. Yet in high stakes disputes winning isn’t always the only option. Litigation can be expensive and distracting; and while no longer a physical battle fought by litigants with spears, trial is still an ordeal. Rick allies with his clients to make sure that short-term tactics align with long-term strategic goals and that favorable settlement opportunities are not overlooked.

Rick started his career at Montgomery McCracken, then spent sixteen years at a national law firm before returning to Montgomery McCracken in 2017. Before going into private practice, he served as law clerk to Judge Marvin Katz of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1988-1989. Prior to law school, Rick spent seven years as a professional writer in New York City.

Rick received a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1988, where he was senior editor of the Columbia Law Review. He earned a A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1978.

Honors, Awards & Recognition
  • Earned an AV® Preeminent certification from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The rating is issued by Martindale-Hubbell and a description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the highest court of any other state.
  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers lists. These awards are issued by Thomson Reuters and a description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the highest court of any other state.
Montgomery McCracken’s Healthcare Industry Group brings clients the specialized knowledge and experience of attorneys with a wide range of expertise for challenges that health care providers face on a daily basis. What distinguishes our lawyers is the breadth of their industry experience, such as a former general counsel of a hospital, assistant US attorneys, and a social work liaison, putting them in a better position to give sound, relevant counsel.

Our services include structuring business arrangements to achieve client goals while avoiding potential regulatory pitfalls, resolving problems with governmental agencies, assisting clients with corporate compliance programs and litigating reimbursement, staff privileges, antitrust, professional liability, and licensure disputes.

We also provide counseling on a number of technical legal areas such as employee relations, immigration, environmental law, and taxation or nonprofit entities. An in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry enables us to consider the ramifications of a client’s problem within the larger context of seemingly unrelated laws and regulations affecting healthcare providers.

Montgomery McCracken’s collaborative approach – in all we do – delivers access to the right people at the right time, efficiencies in our work, and outcomes our clients need and expect.

Our clients are public traded and privately held companies of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, educational and governmental entities, and individuals across a broad spectrum of industries in complex litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, corporate transactions, and challenging disputes.

We command the resources necessary to provide a multidisciplinary approach to meeting the legal challenges of some of the most high-profile clients in the marketplace. At the same time, we have scaled our operations to maximize flexibility, ensure attorney responsiveness and accountability, capitalize on emerging technology, and to focus our attention on that which matters most – our clients.