Richard C. Conway

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Business & Civil Litigation Transactional Law Corporation & Partnership Law Agricultural Law Employment Law Real Estate Law Criminal Defense Family Law
EDUCATION
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara


RICHARD CONWAY is a senior partner with KSC. He is the managing partner of the Hanford office and has extensive litigation and transactional experience. His practice has emphasized the representation of developers, agriculturalists, physicians, retailers and tort claimants. Rick is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts within the State of California and the United States Supreme Court.

Rick has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer for Super Lawyer Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Rick received his juris doctor degree in 1978 from San Diego's Thomas Jefferson School of Law. While attending Thomas Jefferson, he was the Student Bar Association's President. Rick received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he played water polo receiving national recognition.

Rick is also a partner in Environmental Solutions Group, LLC, an environmental consulting firm established by Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP, and Jim Wells, former state director of the Department of pesticide Regulation, to provide a full spectrum of technical and regulatory services relating to pesticides, air and water quality.


Honors and Awards
  • The Hanford Sentinel, servicing all of Kings County, California, recognized Rick as the "Best Attorney" for 2010 in its first annual Reader's Choice awards.
  • The Hanford Sentinel again recognized Rick as the "Best Attorney in Kings County" for 2013.
  • Northern California Super Lawyer: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Rick coached Hanford West High School's varsity water polo team from 2006 through 2010. During that time the team secured two section championships. As he has in years past, Rick is currently coaching a youth basketball team in the National Junior Basketball Association for elementary school age kids. Rick regularly consults with the local Catholic church, on a pro bono basis, regarding issues related to the local Parish.
Recent Professional Accomplishments
  • Victory: A north valley car dealer was sued by his former partner regarding a dispute in connection with a partnership buyout. The trial court ruled in favor of the car dealer's partner and ordered the car dealer to pay his former partner $1,300,000. Mr. Conway represented the car dealer on appeal. In 2012, the First Appellate District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the car dealer and set aside in its entirety, the adverse judgment against him.
  • Mr. Conway represented a commercial developer in the Fresno area against a tenant that had entered into a rental agreement to lease space in the developer's complex. The tenant, a national company, alleged the developer breached its obligation to the tenant by failing to develop the project appropriately and deliver the premises to the tenant in a timely fashion. The matter was resolved shortly before trial by the tenant paying the commercial developer $1,950,000.
  • Mr. Conway represented a Kings County Dairyman involved in a tractor/automobile accident in Kings County. The dairyman sustained pelvic and rib fractures which resulted in medical expenses of slightly less than $50,000. The dairyman had no quantifiable wage loss. The matter settled, shortly before arbitration, for $475,000.
  • A Nurse Instructor was terminated for‐cause at one of the San Joaquin Valley State prisons. A for‐cause termination precludes a former employee of a State Prison from securing future employment within the California State Prison system. Mr. Conway successfully challenged the for‐cause termination on behalf of the instructor.

CONTACT:
Hanford Office
Telephone: (559) 584-3337 • Fax: (559) 584-3348
rconway@kschanford.com