Rick Meyer


Rick is a partner in DBL Law’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Construction practice groups. He represents a clients on a wide array of matters, including work in business, construction, engineering, health care, banking, employment, zoning, constitutional, professional malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury and securities. In addition to the litigation aspect, Rick’s depth of experience in his construction practice includes drafting and reviewing construction contracts, as well as consulting with regard to insurance requirements for construction projects.

Rick obtained his B.A. degree from Xavier University in 1967 and a law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1975.  At Salmon P. Chase, he was a member of the Order of the Curia and Assistant Editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Journal. He is a member of the Kentucky and Northern Kentucky Bar Associations and sits on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Rick is the author of Civil Practice After Trial in the University of Kentucky Continuing Legal Education series, as well as numerous other publications in the area of construction law.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer, Business Litigation (2012 – 2016)
Professional Affiliations
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Trial Lawyers Association
  • ASCE
Community Involvement
  • Active in youth sports, teaching and church groups
  • Civil Practice After Trial
  • Economic Loss Doctrine: State By State Analysis
  • De Novo Review of Libel Judgments
  • Preserving Errors for Appellate Review
  • Res Judicata Issues in Civil Rights Litigation
  • Police Liability for Criminal Acts of Third Parties in §1983 Litigation
  • ERISA Pre-Emption of State Law Claims
  • Trade Secrets and Employees’ “Head Knowledge”
  • The Statute of Limitations and the Discovery Rule in Kentucky
  • Prevailing Party Attorney Fees in Federal Court
  • Remedies in Ohio for Trade Secret Violations
  • The Shifting Burden of Proof in Age Discrimination Cases
  • Loss Causation in Rule 10b-5 Securities Fraud Cases
  • Standard of Review in Appeals from Administrative Agency Decisions
  • Prejudgment Interest for Unliquidated Debts
  • Bank’s RICO Liability for Customer’s Fraudulent Use of Construction Loan Proceeds
  • Defining a Security in the Sale of Condominiums Under State and Federal Securities Laws
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
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J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1975
B.A., Xavier University, 1967

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