Richard Hikida is an experienced class action litigation attorney whose practice focuses on employment law and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He has been a speaker on both topics at seminars. He has also handled numerous business litigation matters including appeals over his career.
Mr. Hikida graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 1992 (summa cum laudeand Phi Beta Kappa) and Yale Law School in 1995, and served as a law clerk to Judge Roslyn O. Silver, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. He was formerly with Greenberg Traurig, LLP for over ten years (including four years as Of Counsel) before joining Newport Trial Group.
Publications and Cases:
- Moeller v. Taco Bell Corp., No. C 02-5849 PJH, 2012 WL 3070863 (N.D. Cal. July 26, 2012).
- Oliver v. KFC Corporation, No. 06CV2273 JLS (BLM), 2008 WL 2756605 (S.D. Cal. July 14, 2008).
- Author of article published in Commercial Builder, summer 2007, at 18-21 entitled “ADA Cases Support the Balance of Rights/Costs”.
- Co-author of article concerning applicability of Faragher/Ellerth affirmative defense to sexual harassment claims brought under California law, published inThe National Law Journal, No. 17, at A29-A30 (Apr. 29, 2002).