Ric obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a Juris Doctor from New England Law School, and a Masters Degree in Environmental Law, cum laude, from Vermont Law School.
Ric is licensed to practice in Illinois (1993) and Massachusetts (1992) and is admitted to practice before the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas. Ric has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in state courts around the country.
Ric is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Ric is married, the father of three active teenage children, and therefore an unlicensed sherpa running an unaffiliated livery service.