Richard E. Neal is a graduate of Washburn School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. He was admitted to the Kansas bar in 1997 and worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Wichita from 1997 through 1999 where he was a prosecutor in the Consumer Fraud and Economic Crimes Unit. He gained significant trial experience in this position.
Rick moved back to Kentucky in 1999 and was admitted to the Kentucky bar. He worked as a Staff Attorney and then Staff Attorney Supervisor in the Frankfort Post-Conviction Unit of the Department of Public Advocacy from 1999 through 2008. Rick gained significant appellate court experience in this position, and litigated many cases in the in the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court, as well as the Federal District Court system and the U.S. Supreme Court..
Rick began his practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation law in 2006. He first represented plaintiffs in a Louisville workers’ compensation plaintiff’s firm. In 2008, Rick began practicing at U’Sellis & Kitchen, PSC performing workers’ compensation defense work. Rick was appointed by the Kentucky Governor as a Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge on January 14, 2017. He served in this position until his term expired on July 14, 2020.
Rick joined U’Sellis Mayer and Associates, PSC on July 15, 2020, where he currently represents employers, insurance carriers, self-insurance groups, third party administrators and large self-insured employers in all aspects of the defense of Kentucky workers’ compensation claims.
Rick is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Rick and his wife Alicia are the proud parents of two daughters. When not working, Rick enjoys
traveling around the country to his youngest daughter’s soccer games and his oldest
daughter’s field hockey games.