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RICHARD DEPONTE

Litigation Associate

About Richard DePonte

Litigation Associate

Richard

Personalized Representation is our Passion.

At the Accident Law Group, our entire firm handles only accident/injury cases. 100% of our work is building, arguing, and winning injury cases just like yours. It is what our founding partners named the firm, because accidents are all we focus on. Unlike other law firms that seem to work every kind of case from criminal, to social security, to family law, and maybe a little personal injury, we at the Accident Law Group chose to focus on one type of law and do it better than anyone else. The Accident Law Group was founded on the principle of providing our clients with exceptional face to face service from trustworthy, experienced attorneys.

Education

Assumption College, BA in Liberal Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 1976

Arizona State University, MS in Criminal Justice, 1980

University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1987

Professional Admissions

State Bar of Arizona, 1987

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1987

Leadership, Membership & Honors

Rotary International, 1993 - present, Past President of Ahwatukee Foothills Rotary Club, 2010

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, 2001 - 2014

Gift of Life-Arizona, Inc., Secretary and Board Member, 2011 – present

Wings for Warriors, Board Member, 2014 – 2017

Ahwatukee YMCA, Board Member, 2011

Phoenix College, Adjunct Instructor in Paralegal Studies, 2013 - 2014

Here at the Accident Law Group, our entire firm handles only accident/injury cases. 100% of our work is building, arguing, and winning injury cases just like yours. It is what our founding partners named the firm, because accidents are all we focus on.

Below you will find a list of our areas of practice. To find out more, click the practice. Use the contact form to the right to reach out to one of our attorneys.

ATTORNEYS COST TOO MUCH MONEY AND I CAN’T

The personal injury client is afraid they are going to have to pay the attorney up front (a retainer). We end that fear! The Accident Law Group works on a contingency basis. What does that mean? Put simply we don’t get paid until the case settles. WE WAIT TO GET PAID!!

  • Our attorneys’ fees will never be greater than the portion the client takes home from the settlement
  • If we don’t collect, you owe us nothing
  • We will do everything in our power to get you the best settlement possible for your claim

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Rick is an associate attorney with the Accident Law Group, primarily focusing on pre-litigation personal injury claims.  Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, he was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 1987. In addition, he is admitted to the United States District Court, District of Arizona. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire in 1987. Prior to that Mr. DePonte graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (magna cum laude) in 1976 and received a Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 1980. Practice areas include personal injury, civil litigation, municipal law and criminal law.

Much of Rick’s spare time involves community service. He has been active in Rotary International since 1992, serving as club secretary, past president and board member in various clubs. He is a board member for Wings for Warriors (2012 to present), Gift of Life (2012 to present),and the Ahwatukee YMCA (2011 to 2012). He was also an adjunct instructor at Phoenix College in the Paralegal Studies Department 2015 to 2015).

Rick also served as a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona from 2001 to 2014 until his Little Brother (Matt) reached the age of majority.

Rick enjoys the beaches in Rocky Point, hiking and playing with his two Australian Shepherds, Dingo and Tommy. He is also an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Red Sox.

Rick and his wife, Donna, have two adult children, Austin and Taylor, who both reside in Seattle.