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Rich is an elected fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 1% of lawyers practicing in the State. He is the former chairperson for the Delaware Chapter of ACTL.

Richard Galperin



As the senior member of the firm’s Professional Liability Litigation Practice Group, Richard Galperin specializes in representing hospitals, physicians and other providers of healthcare. Over the course of more than four decades as a practicing trial lawyer, Rich has tried more than 130 cases to jury verdict; almost all of them multi-day medical negligence cases. He also represents all levels of medical professionals in administrative hearings on licensing, credentialing, and other medical-legal issues.

He defends individuals and institutions in medical malpractice claims involving all medical specialties. One of the most experienced medical malpractice attorneys practicing in Delaware, Rich is longtime trial counsel to Christiana Care Health Services, which operates the two largest hospitals in the State.

"Actually trying civil cases before a jury is becoming a rare event. Trying multiple cases before a jury is even less frequent. For a trial attorney, there is no substitute for experience. "

When Rich is not in the courtroom on behalf of clients, he frequently speaks to healthcare providers and lawyers on medical malpractice.

Professional Affiliations

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2008 - Present, Delaware Chair, 2010 - 2013
American Board of Trial Advocates
Delaware State Bar Association
Defense Counsel of Delaware, Former Secretary,1989 - 1990
American Bar Association

News & Events

News & Events



Best Lawyers, 2005 - 2012, 2014 - 2017, 2019 - Present

  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2020, 2019, 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Health Care Law, 2021

Delaware Today Top Lawyers, Medical Malpractice, 2013, 2015-2018, 2019 (top vote-getter)

Benchmark Litigation, 2010 - 2018

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F 302.571.1750


Superior Court, New Castle County, Delaware


Delaware, 1975


Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1975
University of Delaware, BA, 1971

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