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Yale University, J.D., 2006; Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal, 2005-06

Harvard College, A.B., summa cum laude, 2003, Phi Beta Kappa


Rich Worf has represented clients in all phases of civil litigation and has extensive experience in mass tort and insurance coverage litigation.

Rich was part of the trial team representing the debtor in the In re Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy case in a proceeding to determine his client's aggregate responsibility for thousands of current and future mesothelioma claims. The trial resulted in a nationally recognized ruling accepting the debtor's liability estimate of $125 million and rejecting the estimate of asbestos claimants that exceeded $1 billion. Rich regularly represents clients seeking permanent resolutions of mass tort liabilities in bankruptcy, or defending putative mass tort class actions. Rich also advises businesses on mass tort issues when purchasing or investing in distressed assets or conducting corporate restructurings.

Rich co-chairs the firm's Insurance Recovery Practice Group. He represents policyholders, exclusively, in insurance coverage disputes and counsels clients with respect to their coverage needs.

Rich also practices general commercial litigation. His experiences include successfully defending a public company merger and obtaining a published appellate ruling approving his client's real estate development.

Honors & Awards


  • Law Clerk, The Honorable R. Lanier Anderson III, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2006-07



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Professional Affiliations

  • Law360, North Carolina Editorial Advisory Board, 2024

Community Affiliations

  • Avondale Presbyterian Church, Elder, 2019-21; Room in the Inn Leader, 2019-20, 2021-24; Finance Leader, 2022
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class 41
  • Charlotte Symphony, Board of Trustees
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