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Rich Witkowski is a litigation attorney, a certified fraud examiner and a certified public accountant (inactive).  He specializes in accounting and legal malpractice as well as insurance coverage and other commercial disputes.

Principal practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Complex litigation
  • Professional liability
  • Estate, trust and fiduciary litigation
  • First- and third-party insurance

Career and educational background

  • Certified fraud examiner
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
  • Former financial analyst, Industrial First Inc.
  • Former insurance and risk manager, BP America Inc.
  • Former staff accountant, Arthur Andersen & Co.
  • Certified public accountant in Ohio (inactive)
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (JD, 1985)
  • Miami University (BBA, cum laude, 1976)

Professional activities

Publications and interviews

Speaking engagements

  • Panelist, “Stuck in the Middle: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest” CNA Insurance Companies’ School of Risk Control Excellence, Webinar (Nov. 11, 2014)
  • Speaker, Risk Management & Ethics Boot Camp for Accountants, Oklahoma City (Aug 20, 2014); Minneapolis (Aug. 21, 2014)
  • Co-presenter, “Mitigating Malpractice Risk in Audit Engagements” OSCPA 2013 Columbus Accounting Show (Nov. 14, 2013)
  • Co-presenter, “Mitigating Malpractice Risk in Tax Engagements” OSCPA 2013 Columbus Accounting Show (Nov. 14, 2013)
  • Speaker, Risk Management & Ethics Boot Camp for Accountants, Tulsa (Aug. 23, 2013)
  • Panelist, “Defending Large Damage/Weak Liability Claims” CNA Insurance Companies, Accountants & Lawyers Annual Defense Network, Chicago (Oct. 11, 2012)
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Arbitration Provisions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. 2012 Great Lakes Regional Conference, Cleveland (Sept. 13, 2012)