September 30, 2022
Bazelon Less & Feldman, P.C. announces the retirement of attorney and shareholder A. Richard Feldman.
The firm was fortunate and delighted when Rich accepted our offer and became its first associate in 1984. Rich soon became a partner. In recognition of his contributions to our success, the firm was renamed Bazelon Less & Feldman, P.C. in 1998. Throughout his time at BLF, Rich was an insightful and creative advocate, a patient mentor to rising attorneys, and a dear friend to the entire BLF family.
Over his lengthy career, Rich represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex matters, including many cases involving issues of first impression. In the years following the enactment of Pennsylvania’s Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, Rich represented the Pennsylvania Financial Responsibility Assigned Claims Plan in numerous appellate cases construing the provisions of the then-new law. In 2011, in another case of first impression, he persuaded the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to hold that Section 772(a) of the Restatement (Second) of Torts, which provides that truthful statements, even if made with the intent to harm, cannot support a claim of tortious interference with contractual relations, is consistent with Pennsylvania law. And, over the course of several years, Rich represented a large urban school district in matters requiring the first-time interpretation of provisions of the Public School Code applicable to financially-distressed school districts.
Rich’s clients included major national companies in the insurance, financial services, travel and telecommunications industries, as well as small local businesses and individuals. He treated all of his clients, large and small, with due respect and attention to detail.
Rich’s wise counsel and daily camaraderie will be greatly missed by all of us at BLF. We are grateful for Rich’s many contributions to the firm and to the law, and we fondly wish Rich and his family the very best in his retirement.
We look forward to continuing to serve all the clients of the firm, and invite you to reach out to attorneys Richard Bazelon or Lisa Barton, or to office manager Jacqueline Rosso, if you have any questions or concerns about the transition.