Richard M. Romley, Esq.

Richard “Rick” M. Romley is a highly experienced attorney, civic leader and public servant that has been nationally recognized for his legal acumen and leadership skills. He has testified before the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives on numerous issues and is the recipient of over 100 awards, including the National Leadership Award presented in Washington D.C. [see attached list].   Rick Romley served four elected terms as the Maricopa County Attorney [1989-2004] and was appointed as interim Maricopa County Attorney on April 16, 2010. He was responsible for administering one of the largest law offices in the nation.

Mr. Romley brings nearly thirty [30] years of legal experience to ADR West. When asked as to why he chose to join ADR West, Rick said: “I am extremely excited to become part of the ADR team.  ADR West is a firm with exceptional talent and unquestioned integrity.” Having been the County Attorney for nearly seventeen years, Rick was the Chief legal advisor to Maricopa County and all of its agencies.  In this capacity, he was responsible for managing a wide-range of civil matters impacting one of the largest counties in the nation.  This background makes Mr. Romley uniquely qualified as a mediator with ADR West. While in private practice, Rick specialized in consulting and legal representation for select clients.  Mr. Romley’s clientele have included former Secretary for Veterans Affairs, James Nicholson, who asked Rick to come to Washington D.C. and be his Personal Advisor to oversee the data loss of personal information for over twenty-six million veterans and to enhance the VA’s security protocols and infrastructure.  In addition, Mr. Romley’s clientele included the Arizona Attorney General, Maricopa County, Pinal County and TriWest HealthCare Alliance.

On the personal side, Rick and his wife, Carol, live in Scottsdale, Arizona.  They have three sons: Darin, David and Aaron. Rick joined the United States Marine Corps as a youth and served as a combat infantry squad leader in Vietnam until wounded. Rick received numerous commendations, including the Purple Heart. In 2001, Rick received two additional National Awards for his service in defense of our country: Life’s Presidential Unsung Hero Award and America’s Outstanding Disabled American Veteran of the Year. Mr. Romley was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in 2007; the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a veteran in Arizona.