About MDR Law

Michael D. Rich

Attorney at Law

Mike has been in practice since 1994. Mike focuses on handling serious injury cases and limit their caseload to fully serve the clients who need the unique skills developed over the years.

Mike has earned a reputation for compassionate legal representation, aggressive advocacy, and uncompromising dedication to each client’s case.  His experience in handling the big cases – several verdicts and settlements exceeding $3,000,000 – make him a person capable of handling any case referred to him by former clients, other attorneys, or anyone else who has heard about his accomplishments for his clients.

Notably

  • Mike has been featured on KPHO CBS 5 as their morning news resident legal expert.
  • Mike is a faculty member and featured speaker for the National Business Institute and is a member of NAPIL.
  • On behalf of the State Bar of Arizona’s Fee Arbitration Committee, Mike is often appointed to serve as an arbitrator to settle disputes between attorneys and their clients.
  • Mike was nominated and selected as a Top 100 Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Memberships

  • Arizona Association for Justice

  • American Bar Association

  • The National Trial Lawyers (Top 100 Civil Attorney)

  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (NAPIL)

  • Mike is admitted to all Arizona State and Federal Courts, and is involved in cases throughout the Southwest.

  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) (1994)

  • Arizona State University

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) cum laude (1990)

More About Us

Mike is really about helping injured victims and their families. Mike began his career at a defense firm working on behalf of insurance companies defending their insureds from personal injury claimants. After a relatively short period of time, Mike realized his passion for medicine and his preference to help the injured victim. After five years of working on the defense side, Mike took his knowledge and skills and flipped it – he began working on behalf of injured victims. Immediately Mike knew this was far more rewarding for him.
He soon hired Eileen Day, who has been his paralegal for over 20 years. The two of them pride themselves on getting to know their clients and pushing to get what is fair for them. This well-oiled machine knows how to run.

Mike is honest and never “sugarcoats” any situation. He believes his clients deserve to know the truth about their case. He prides himself on giving the best advice, counseling clients about whether to resolve their claim at the pre-litigation stage of the case, after filing a lawsuit, or whether taking the case to arbitration or trial. All clients are different and have different wants and needs. He considers all of the variables when dealing with his clients.
For the past several years, Mike and Eileen have focused on serious, catastrophic injury cases. While Mike does not advertise and works only on word-of-mouth referrals, he will advise anyone referred to him. He does try to keep his volume relatively low so they have the time to provide all that is needed to victims and families of victims seriously injured.

Eileen Day

Paralegal

Eileen has worked with Mike since 1998 and their partnership, mutual respect, and advocacy is undeniable. Eileen and Mike serve their clients professionally, with the utmost care and personal connection. Eileen’s work is impeccable and she is highly regarded in the legal community. She strives to ensure the best possible outcome through hard work, determination, and creating a personal connection with clients. Eileen began her career as a paralegal in 1985, giving her a wealth of experience and knowledge that serves the MDR clients well.