U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Juris Doctorate | New York Law School
Bachelor of Arts | Bernard M. Baruch College
Before opening Geller Law PLLC, Richard was a founding partner at the Matrimonial and Family Law Firm, Geller & Kabzan, P.C., as well as an associate attorney at Levy Konigsberg LLP and Chelli & Bush.
At New York Law School, Richard was as an Affiliate of the Institute for Information Law & Policy and a Senior Member of the NYLS Moot Court Association. He successfully competed in both The Chicago Bar Association and Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competitions. Subsequently, Richard served as head coach for the National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Competition at the DePaul University College of Law, where his team reached the semi-finals and was victoriously awarded for best brief.
During his tenure at NYLS, Richard served as judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Charles E. Ramos of the New York Supreme Court. Subsequently, he served as an extern at the Business & Legal Affairs Departments at both Warner Bros. Records and Roadrunner Records.
In 2017, Richard was selected as New York Metro Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, for the second year in a row.
Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
In 2017, Richard was also named Top 40 Under 40 by the Professional Honorary Organization, The National Advocates.
The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young attorneys who take pride in guiding individuals and families that need an advocate on their side in the American legal system. Membership into The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals under the age of 40 who meet stringent qualifications. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7.
In 2016, Richard received a 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars Award by the well-regarded publication, Super Lawyers.
In 2016, Richard was also granted a Lead Counsel Rated Award in Divorce Law.
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
New York County Lawyers' Association