Rich Orton is the managing partner at the firm of Gass Turek LLC who represents individuals, businesses and insurers in federal, state and administrative forums throughout the United States. Rich concentrates his practice in the areas of products liability, general tort liability, construction litigation, professional liability, subrogation, and insurance and other commercial disputes. These claims typically involve a myriad of damages related to personal injuries, property damages, and other commercial or business losses.
Rich has represented a variety of commercial and manufacturing clients in products liability litigation, from local retailers to large multinational OEMs. He is part of the national trial counsel team for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of compact farming and construction equipment. This experience has included defending consumer, commercial and industrial products in a variety of industries, such as construction, agribusiness, heavy equipment, trucking and transportation. In addition to his litigation work, Rich also counsels companies on product liability, product safety, risk assessment, and claims management issues.