Richard R. Rardin



(720) 479-3915

(720) 479-9650

Richard R. Rardin focuses his practice in product liability, construction defect and other tort-related claims.

Richard had handled a variety of recovery claims including large fire, water damage, structural failures, energy losses, and other catastrophic losses for insurers on commercial and personal line losses. He is licensed to practice in Wyoming and Colorado and handles losses in those states as well as North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. Richard has a background in criminal prosecution and civil litigation with extensive trial experience before juries, judges and arbitration panels. 

Richard received his Bachelor of Science in 1987 and his law degree in 1991 from the University of Wyoming. 


“Charge” That – Lithium Ion Battery Losses [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

June 30, 2015

Lithium-ion batteries have become increasingly popular these days. Consumers’ quest for convenience from their energy sources and devices has resulted in packages that continue to become smaller/more portable and more powerful. But as manufacturers continue to find ways to pack more and more power in smaller and smaller packages, inevitable dangers and hazards have surfaced making fires more frequent.

Fire on the Mountain: Rapidly Growing Fire on Capser Mountain Near Casper, Wyoming [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

September 13, 2012

Fire on the Mountain: Rapidly Growing Fire on Capser Mountain Near Casper, Wyoming - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - A rapidly spreading wildfire, the Sheep Herder Hill fire, that broke out on the afternoon of Sunday, September 9, 2012, has now burned at least six structures, more than seven-square-miles, and forced some 500 people to evacuate from Casper Mountain, according to the Associated Press on Monday.

2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar [2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book]

August 22, 2007

2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - 2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book - 95 pgs. This seminar booklet contains speaker profiles and PowerPoint presentations from the 2007 Rocky Mountain Seminar.

Don't Let Your Subrogation Claim Be Stolen [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

November 01, 2006

Don't Let Your Subrogation Claim Be Stolen - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - 2 pgs total. As the price of copper has skyrocketed, thefts of copper piping and wiring, not only from public utilities and vacant buildings, but from unprotected loss scenes as well occurs. Not only can the theft of copper wiring and piping increase the nature and size of your loss, but can also have far reaching and detrimental consequences to your subrogation claim. These thefts serve as a reminder of the necessity to protect a loss scene from alteration and removal of evidence.

2006 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar [Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book]

October 23, 2006

2006 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book - 57 pgs. Taken from a subrogation seminar, these presentations discuss mediation basics, fire investigations, the importance of proper case handling, an update on Colorado law, and the allocation of responsibilities between general contractors and subcontractors.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

NASP 2019 Annual Conference

October 27, 2019 - National Harbor, MD

2019 Denver Subrogation Seminar

June 27, 2019 - Denver, Colorado

Webinar: Investigating Fires in an OSHA World

November 18, 2015 - Webinar

2013 Omaha Insurance Litigation Seminar

June 18, 2013 - Omaha, NE

2011 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar

September 07, 2011 - Denver, CO

2011 Des Moines Subrogation Seminar

August 10, 2011 - Des Moines, IA

Industry Sectors


  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., 1991
  • University of Wyoming, B.S., 1987

Awards & Honors

PRO BONO - 2006
Richard R. Rardin honored for ongoing pro bono work for abused and neglected children by the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center.

  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court -- Colorado
  • U.S. District Court -- North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court -- Wyoming
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Wyoming Bar Association