Attorney Profile

Rhys was born near the big city of Cincinnati and raised on the farm fields of Ross, Ohio.  He currently resides near Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and two dogs.  Rhys spends much of his spare time playing, coaching, and watching hockey and is an avid local sports fan.

Rhys focuses his practice on personal injury matters, including motor vehicle collisions, truck accidents, wrongful death, dog bites, products liability, premises liability, and nursing home negligence to name a few types of cases. He has recovered millions on behalf of his clients.  Rhys provides advice to every client as if that client was his own family or friend.

Rhys began practicing in 2007.  He was an associate and later a partner at a well-known Southwestern Ohio personal injury firm until The Richards Firm was born in 2020.  Rhys noticed that traditional personal injury firms placed an emphasis on increasing the number of clients and settling cases as efficiently as possible rather than knowing their clients and providing quality, individualized legal representation.

Rhys founded The Richards Firm to focus his practice on quality legal representation with an emphasis on a local understanding and relatability while maintaining his dedication to solely representing injured people against negligent parties and their insurance companies.  Rhys has always wanted to help injured people in the Southwestern Ohio area where he grew up.  Rhys focuses on his local community. He remains heavily involved in the legal community and has served on numerous boards and committees.  Rhys strives to remain on the forefront of changes and improvements in legal thought.

The Richards Firm is headquartered in this area and will serve your unique needs.  You are more than a client at The Richards Firm.  You have a name, you are our priority, and you will always receive the attention and guidance that you deserve.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2008
  • Kentucky, 2013

Education

  • Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Arts in English and History with a minor in Africana Studies, magna cum laude, 2004
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2007

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Association for Justice
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Butler County Bar Association

Additional Associations and Activities

  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association (Current Board Member and Past President, Vice President, and Treasurer)
  • Bowling Green State University Honors College Leadership Council (2019- present)
  • Member, International Association of Lions Clubs, Ross Chapter (2020- present)
  • Board Member, The Butler Philharmonic (2020-present)
  • USA Hockey (Player and Coach)
  • Northern Kentucky Youth Hockey Association (Past Coach)
  • OSBA Negligence Law Committee (Past Chairperson)
  • OSBA Insurance Law Committee (Past Chairperson)
  • Greater Hamilton Civic Theater Board (Current Member and Past Board Member)
  • American Cancer Society, Butler County Board (Past Board President)
  • American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017-2020
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellows Class of 2011
  • District 1 Award for Community Service by Lawyers 40 and Under, Ohio Bar Foundation, 2011
  • OSBA Inaugural Leadership Academy Graduate 2010
  • President’s Award for Most Distinguished Service, BGSU, 2004