RICHARD J. BEDFORD
Richard J. Bedford joined Fiffik Law Group in 2023. His 40+ years of practicing law have given him experience in a wide range of legal areas. After earning his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law, Richard began his professional career in Somerset, Pennsylvania. He has handled such diverse matters as bankruptcy, real estate, contracts, wills and estates, personal injury, litigation, administrative law, family law, landlord-tenant matters, to name a few.
Richard’s experience in bankruptcy law included representation of debtors in consumer bankruptcy cases (chapters 7 and 13), serving as a chapter 7 panel trustee, and 25 years representing chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Western Pennsylvania.
Richard is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as in the federal Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Richard has practiced extensively before state and federal courts. As part of his appellate practice, Richard has argued cases before the Pennsylvania Superior, Commonwealth and Supreme Courts, and before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.
BAR ADMISSIONS & EDUCATION
Federal Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1977
Federal District Court, Western Pennsylvania, 1977
AREAS OF PRACTICE
J.D. Ohio Northern University, 1976
B.A. Pennsylvania State University, 1973