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Rich Raiders, Esq.

After a long career covering a wide variety of regulatory compliance, Rich Raiders enrolled in the Temple University Beasley School of Law, Evening Division while working full time as an environmental engineer and environmental manager. 

He has worked in corporate audit, engineering and information technology roles in several organizations around the United States, supporting business and environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance matters for over twenty years. He has prepared public comments on dozens of local, state and federal proposed rules covering a variety of industries. Law school expanded his horizons beyond the regulatory compliance area, where he became interested in many areas of the law, expanding his practice to helping people and small businesses succeed.  

Rich holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Petroleum Engineering, a Master’s of Science in Petroleum Engineering, and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Oklahoma. He graduated cum laude from Temple Law. While in law school, he authored a climate change law journal article, How EPA Could Implement a Greenhouse Gas NAAQS, in the Fordham Environmental Law Review (22 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 233 (2011)). He has written several other articles for a variety of legal and technical journals and newsletters, including contributing to the Environmental Law Institute's 2022 treatise on air quality law.

Rich is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and before the Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been admitted pro hac vice before the courts of the District of Columbia.  Though not active at this time, he is licensed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to practice patent law.  He continues to assist the regulated community by providing environmental, health and safety, DOT and other regulatory compliance assistance to manufacturing and transportation companies as an engineer and a project manager.  Rich also serves as an expert witness before zoning boards and courts in environmental and process safety matters.

Rich works with several solo practice lawyers and small attorney practices to provide depth and backup when needed, especially in the areas of complex commercial estate litigation, partition actions, and commercial litigation. 

Rich is a member of several professional organizations:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Schuylkill County Bar Association

  • Berks County Bar Association

  • Lebanon County Bar Association

  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Rich currently serves on the Annville Township Zoning Hearing Board as an alternate member, and previously served as Vice Chair of the Annville Township Economic Development Authority before it wound up operations in 2019.  Rich also serves on the Annville Free Library and Lebanon County Library System Boards of Directors, as well as several private company Boards.  He provides limited Guardian Ad Litem and dependency representation for the Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas.

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Raiders Law PC

Practicing business, environmental, land use and personal law.

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