Richard W. Kroeger
Location: Denver, Colorado
Phone: 303-466-3529, 970-372-0834, 866-701-7302
Rick Kroeger was born in Calumet, Michigan in 1966. His father served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. His mother’s family worked in the copper mines. Rick is proud of his working class heritage as it made him the determined, motivated and caring person that he is today. He has one sister who lives with her husband and children in Wisconsin.
Rick obtained his undergraduate degree in Education, with a major in mathematics and a minor in science, from Northern Michigan University in 1988. He was honored by his classmates and faculty to be selected as the Student Commencement Speaker that year. Rick spent the next year teaching in the public schools of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
In 1989, Rick began his legal studies at the Northern Illinois University College of Law in DeKalb, Illinois. He graduated in 1992 and returned home to practice law for the next 10 years in his native Upper Michigan. He then moved to Wisconsin, where he spent the next 3 years working in-house as an attorney for American Family Insurance Company. Rick believes that this experience gave him valuable knowledge into the inner workings of insurance companies, knowledge which he now uses to better assist his clients in successfully making their claims against negligent people and their insurers. In 2005, Rick moved to New York City, where he spent the next 6 years litigating cases in the State and Federal Courts. He was deeply involved in the litigation and ultimate settlement of the cases of more than 10,000 injured rescue and recovery workers at The World Trade Center Site.
In 2012, Rick moved to Colorado and accepted a position with a Denver area personal injury law firm. He moved to the Sawaya Law Firm in 2014. Here he specializes in the representation of people who are injured by the negligence of others, whether through automobile accidents, slips and falls, nursing home malpractice, or products.
When he’s not working, Rick can often be found exploring Colorado’s natural beauty. Rick loves to hike, camp, bike, ski and snowshoe. He recently summited Colorado’s tallest 14’er, Mount Elbert, and plans to climb them all. Rick also firmly believes in giving back to others and is a big supporter of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund and The Ronald McDonald House.