Throughout his professional career, Rick McNeill has been involved in the resolution of workplace disputes. Prior to practicing law, he was a union member, a shop steward, and a management-side labor relations representative. From 1986-2009, Rick practiced labor, employment, and employee benefits law, initially representing management as an Assistant City Solicitor with the City of Philadelphia, and then in private practice with several firms in Philadelphia representing labor unions in the public, private, and construction sectors, individual employees, and Taft-Hartley employee benefit funds.
A full-time arbitrator and mediator since 2009, Rick is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Labor and Employee Benefits panels, as well as AAA’s National Roster of Arbitrators for employment cases. He also serves on the Rosters of Neutrals of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation.
Since 1986, Rick has also taught courses related to labor law, employment law, employee benefits law, collective bargaining, and alternative dispute resolution at a number of colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area. He is currently an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s University, where he teaches courses in the Labor and Legal Studies programs, as well as an adjunct professor at Neumann University in Aston, PA.
Rick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph’s University, and his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association and its Labor and Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections, the Philadelphia and Central Pennsylvania Chapters of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.