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Richard D. Milone


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  • Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 1990); University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia; New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, and Seventh Circuits; U.S. Court of International Trade; and U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and Eastern District of Texas


  • Law Clerk to Judge John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee (1990-1991)

Richard Milone has represented policyholders in litigation, arbitrations, and negotiations with their insurers for more than 25 years. He has helped clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in disputed insurance proceeds, involving a wide array of business liabilities and losses, including directors' and officers' liability, false advertising, asbestos and other toxic torts, event cancellation, cyber liability, False Claims Act, hazardous nuclear waste, and many others. In addition to his insurance recovery practice, Richard serves as outside general counsel to Vapiano, a German-based restaurant concept, with respect to its United States operations.

Richard has handled insurance claims involving a sitting U.S. president, a six-time Grammy Award winning musician, and several of the largest companies in the world. He is recognized by his peers in Best Lawyers in America. He has been ranked for six consecutive years in Chambers USA as a top policyholder lawyer, where clients have described him as "a fabulous lawyer" and "an expert in the field," and commented that "you feel that he is there to protect you, especially when dealing with insurers and their arsenal of lawyers." In addition to resolving claims for coverage, Richard frequently counsels clients on their purchase of commercial insurance.

Richard is a frequent writer and speaker on insurance-related topics. He also serves as treasurer and on the board of directors of the Great Falls Lacrosse Association and has coached youth lacrosse teams for many years.

Areas of Focus

Honors & Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America (2018)

    Chambers USA — leading practitioner, insurance: policyholder (2012-2017)

    Washington DC Super Lawyers (2012-2017)

    BTI Consulting Group's "Client Service All-Star" (2011)

    Named a "Knight of the Enterprise" by LyondellBasell Chemical Company, an honor given to trial counsel who achieve outstanding results on behalf of the company (2008)
Richard Milone