Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Proud to Be Serving the entire states of Missouri and Illinois
Richard L. Montgomery, Jr., founding member of MONTGOMERY LAW, earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in 1990 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from the University of Missouri. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of Missouri in 1993 and the Bar of the State of Illinois in 2012. His primary area of practice has been workers' compensation defense of employers and insurers throughout the state of Missouri and Illinois, along with a general trial and appellate practice.
Rick has previous experience as Managing Attorney of CompLegal, an in-house law firm at Missouri Employers Mutual (MEM), from 2018 to 2022. In this role, he led a team of litigation attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants based across multiple office locations. Montgomery and his team handled and litigated the workers' compensation claims for MEM and its policyholders. Prior to that role, he was founding member and managing partner at Montgomery & Wulff, Attorneys at Law, L.L.C., in 2018, and a founding member and partner in the law firm of Atwill & Montgomery, Attorneys at Law, L.L.C. from 2000 to 2017 in Columbia,
Rick is a member of several professional organizations, including the Missouri Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee, AM Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also sat on the Board of Directors for the charitable organization Kid’s Chance, Inc. of Missouri, and the Heart of Missouri United Way. Among his achievements is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.