Richard Hailey is a partner in the Indianapolis-based law firm of Ramey & Hailey. Mr. Hailey received his Bachelor’s Degree from Butler University (1974), a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law (1974) and a Masters in Law (LLM) in International Law from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. (1983). He and his Partner Marybeth Ramey have tried over 100 jury trials in their 36 plus years together. They still hold the record for the largest medical malpractice award ever collected in the state of Indiana.
Rich Hailey is a former President of the American Association for Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, in Washington, D.C. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association for over 20 years and is a member of the Indiana College of Fellows. Mr. Hailey has testified before various state legislative committees as well as the Judiciary Committee for the United States Senate on various issues involving civil liability law. He has served on the Butler University Board of Trustees and currently is an active volunteer and board member of the Andrew J. Brown Charter School, an inner-city school serving a 90% Latino and African-American student base.
Mr. Hailey has been actively involved with several international trial lawyers associations including those located in Britain, Australia and South Africa.
In January of 2000, Mr. Hailey traveled to Johannesburg and Capetown, South Africa to assist in the initial formation of the South African Trial Lawyers Association which was the first organized bar indigenous to South Africa after the creation of the new South African Constitution under President Nelson Mandela.
In 2010, Mr. Hailey was awarded the American Association for Justice’s (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association) highest award, the Leonard Ring Champion of Justice Award, for his dedication and active participation in the development of law as it related to human rights and injury victims. In 1998 he was awarded the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Mel Belli Society.
Currently, Mr. Hailey is admitted Federal District Courts in New York, Indiana, District of Columbia, and Colorado. He is an appointed member of the Multi-District Litigation Claimants Committee, pending in the Southern District of New York In re: The World Trade Center Litigation, and serves as co-counsel in three pending terrorist-related cases in New York.
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.