Richard C. Brister

Practice Focus:

Rick focuses his practice on the defense of insureds and self-insureds for construction site accidents, products liability, toxic tort, premise liability, labor law, and general insurance defense. He practices throughout Western New York State and in Federal Court and he has argued and won appeals in the Appellate Division and New York State Court of Appeals.

Rick also maintains a successful subrogation practice for large first-party insurance carriers whose insureds have suffered injury in auto and premises liability cases, property damage, and flood and fire losses.  

Rick joined Osborn, Reed & Burke, LLP in 2019, after practicing with insurance defense firms in Rochester, New York and Houston, Texas.

Latest Post

The Third Department in Binghamton Precast & Supply Corp. v Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company holds that the defendant raised a triable issue of fact as to whether the plaintiff mitigated its losses relative to a business interruption policy.

The Court of Appeals’ decision in Rivera v Montefiore Medical Center (2016 NY Slip Op 06854 [October 20, 2016]) concerned the adequacy of defendant’s expert disclosure and the timeliness of plaintiff’s objection to the same.

On May 2, 2016, the Firm celebrated its centennial with a party at ORBs...

Osborn, Reed & Burke, LLP is pleased to announce that partner, Jennifer M. Schwartzott, Esq., was a winner of The Daily Record's Top Women in Law award for 2016 and associate, Jennifer B. Tarolli, Esq., was a winner of The Daily Record's Up & Coming Attorney award for 2016...

Osborn Reed & Burke, LLP is proud to announce that Aimee L. Koch, a partner at the firm, has been named by the Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) as a Woman of Distinction...

“‘A merry Christmas, Bob,’ said Scrooge, with an earnestness that could not be mistaken, as he clapped him on the back. ‘A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow..."