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Richard R. Gross

Associate Attorney

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Richard R. Gross has always been drawn to finding ways to help people. After completing his B.A. in History – with a concentration in Secondary Education – from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, he worked as a social studies teacher for 11 years. During that time, he continued to work on his Master of Arts in Secondary Education from the State University of New York at Albany.

Later, he felt drawn to practicing law, so he could stand up for people in difficult situations. While still working as a teacher, he completed his J.D. at Western New England College – now called Western New England University – School of Law. Upon gaining admittance to the New York State Bar, he began his legal career as an attorney at the Monroe County Public Defender’s office. In this role, he could help ensure that everyone who was accused of committing a crime had a fair chance in the criminal justice system.

Using the experience and insight he gained as a Public Defender, Attorney Richard Gross went into private practice with a focus on DUI defense, traffic violation defense, and civil cases. However, he would return to Monroe County, New York, and act as a Public Defender again, so he could be closer to his family. At that time, Richard’s oldest son joined the U.S. Navy, and he is proud to say that his youngest is currently serving with the Navy, too.

Next, Attorney Gross worked in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender for District 4 – Southern Maryland and was assigned to St. Mary’s County office. As soon as his admission on motion was approved, he was promoted to the role of Senior Trial Attorney.

After learning about the work of Farmer & Klopfer, Richard knew he wanted to join our team because we have the same unwavering commitment to upholding our clients’ best interests. He joined our firm to work on both criminal defense and personal injury claims, bringing with him the experience earned by working on thousands of cases, including numerous jury trials. Some of the trials he has brought before a jury included intense and complicated subjects like assault, robbery, murder, firearms crimes, etc.

When he is not working on a case, Richard loves to spend time with his family, including his son, daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and an energetic German Shephard dog. Each Sunday, he and his family usually attend church and enjoy being involved in their community.

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