our story

Rich, Rich, Cooksey and Chappell...

was founded by Thomas C. Rich in 1993, who opened his own law practice with the goal of providing the best service and strongest legal representation to individuals who had been injured by others. As the result of his fierce advocacy and no nonsense style, Tom quickly grew his small client base into one which encompasses thousands of individuals who have been injured or killed on the job, in car accidents, or on another’s property.

Tom’s 30 years of experience and aggressive litigation strategies are complimented by Michelle and Kristi’s eager attention to detail, as well as their compassionate spirits. Tom has not only taught Michelle and Kristi the law, but that the most important responsibility an attorney can have is to do what’s right for their client. Because of Tom, Michelle, and Kristi’s extreme success as partners, the firm has expanded to include Aaron and Caitlin, who have a passion and dedication to the law and clients.

Over the years, our firm has dedicated itself exclusively to the pursuit of civil litigation in the fields of personal injury, workers’ compensation, premises liability, and wrongful death for the states of Illinois and Missouri. We specialize in filing lawsuits for injured workers and individuals and maximizing their recovery. We do not represent employers, large corporations, or insurance companies.

We take pride in representing our clients to the best of our abilities, and will work diligently to ensure that your claim is successful.

At Rich, Rich, Cooksey and Chappell, fees collected are contingent upon your claim’s success. We get paid only if your claim is successful. Our firm wants you to know that your success is our success. If you would like to speak to an attorney about a possible claim, our meetings are both free and confidential.