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.
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. 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. He works with several environmental consulting firms to provide comprehensive regulatory support, wetlands delineation and management, and permitting solutions for clients. As a real estate investor and rental property owner, he works with land owners, property managers and real estate professionals in real property matters.
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