Rick was born on April 15, 1950 in Decorah, Iowa. He graduated from St. Olaf College, 1972; and Hamline University of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1981, Cum Laude. He was a member of the Hamline Law Review.
Rick and his wife, Marilyn Fields, have two children, and reside in Rock Island, Illinois. Rick's hobbies and interests include golf, fishing and traveling. He is a member of various legal organizations and has participated in a number of activities on behalf of local, civic, church, and charitable organizations.
Rick's areas of concentration are civil litigation, including insurance defense, professional (legal and medical) malpractice, and personal injury. Rick is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Iowa.