B.A., Georgetown University (1975)
J.D., University of Virginia School of
United States District Court for the
District of Delaware (1980)
United States Court of Appeals for the
Third Circuit (1982)
United States Supreme Court (1984)
American Bar Association
Delaware State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Richard D. Kirk (Dick) is a director at Bayard. He focuses on general business litigation, intellectual property litigation, administrative law, and alternative dispute resolution.
After graduating from law school, Dick clerked for Justice William Duffy of the Delaware Supreme Court, one of the founding members of the firm that is now Bayard. Dick subsequently served as full-time counsel to the State Board of Education and then worked for and became a partner at another Wilmington firm.
Dick was president of the Delaware State Bar Association from 1993 to 1994. He was founding Chair of that Association’s Environmental Law Section and he has also chaired the Association’s Intellectual Property Section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and its Intellectual Property Law Section.
Dick is now a member of the Delaware District Court Rules Advisory Committee. He recently chaired a special committee of the Superior Court investigating that court’s asbestos and toxic tort docket. Dick has been past Chair of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Commission on Continuing Legal Education, past President of the Board of Directors of Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, and past member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Bar Foundation.
Dick has been listed in Best Lawyers® (The Best Lawyers in America® Copyright 2013 Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC), under environmental law for more than fifteen years, and is now also recognized under administrative law. Recently, Dick was recognized as a leading attorney in the field of intellectual property in Delaware by Chambers USA 2006 through 2012. Dick is AV* rated Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.