Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Rick Petry currently serves as assistant director of career and professional development. Rick leads Mitchell Hamline’s initiative to have as many students as possible complete a Legal Residency—a semester working full time at a firm, business, courthouse, or other legal setting prior to graduation. In addition to be an assistant director of career and professional development, Rick also serves as an adjunct professor teaching torts and advance litigation skills. Rick is also an author and expert in human performance excellence, leadership development, and helping organizations develop high performing cultures.
Rick joined Mitchell Hamline after representing individuals and companies for nearly 20 years in criminal defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, and real estate matters as a trial attorney.