RICHARD MYERS
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RICHARD W. MYERS, ESQ. 1943-2020 Rich Myers was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After college, graduate school, and law school, he settled in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1970. He practiced law there until his retirement in 2008. His law practice was limited to personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. During most of these years, he was in partnership with Jim Crockett (now a District Court Judge in Nevada) under the firm name of Crockett and Myers. He was among the small group of lawyers who founded the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (now known as the Nevada Justice Association) and later served as its president. Rich was also past-president of the Western Trial Lawyers Association. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He also served as chairman of the Nevada Law Foundation. In addition to his law practice, he held leadership positions in numerous local civil groups, including the Nevada Dance Theatre, the Nevada School of the Arts, the Episcopal Church, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Lee Canyon Junior Ski Racing Team. He was named the Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2001 by the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association. In 2009, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Nevada Justice Association. Rich was always active in progressive politics and was an active lobbyist in Carson City, Nevada's capitol. His motto? "The law is never settled until it is right, and the law is never right until it serves the people." Both Richard and his Welsh wife, Carolyne, travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Africa. When they retired, they were both drawn to the Pacific Northwest and finally settled on Bainbridge Island in Washington. Richard W. Myers is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyne; four children; and six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rich's memory to Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 725 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104, www.lacsn.org/donate.


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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 18, 2020
The memories are plentiful and wonderful.... Christmas with Santa Lou, progressive parties and wine tastings on Pinehurst, abalone in August in California, OB farmers market on Wednesday nights, birthday parties in La Jolla, limo rides to the Strip, 4th of July at the LVCC, talks trying to convince us to leave the RNC for the DNC, giving me lots of solid advice.... the last memory was the most lasting one. Thank you Richard for having an impact on my life. You made Las Vegas a better place to live, you are loved & missed.
Lora Swatko & Kurt Birchler
Neighbor
September 17, 2020
Carolyne,
Rich was such a good man in all areas of his life and I cherished every moment with him in and outside of the gym. He loved his family, you, the dogs, the beach, and the law. He was great at all of it and I aspire to be as well-rounded of a human as he was. Give my best to Ryan, Skky, and the rest of your family and let me know any details about his service. I looked on the Internet because I just got his card in the mail but didn’t understand what it meant until now. I loved him and know how much he loved you and his whole family.
Sean Mullaly
Sean Mullaly
Friend
September 14, 2020
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Rich was a kind, thoughtful, smart man. He taught me a Lot about people’s rights. His work in the legislature Truly made a difference. He will be missed.
Chris Giunchigliani
Friend
September 14, 2020
Carolyne, please accept my deepest sympathy. You were lucky to have him in your life and he was lucky to have you. I’m so glad I got to work with Rich. He taught me so much. We fought some great battles in the legislature. His passion for serving the people was amazing. Stay well. Chris
Chris Giunchigliani
Friend
September 14, 2020
Even though I've not seen Rich in several years, he remained one of my oldest friends from when I moved to LV in the early 70's. Such a good person! He made an impact on so many lives.
Kathryn Davis
September 13, 2020
Rich had a quality of youthful enthusiasm and hope, and a deep and generous spirit. Whether we were traveling in Ireland or floating in his and Carolyne's pool, our memories of Rich in Las Vegas are of comfortable friendship accentuated by stimulating conversation. Even later, separated by miles, Rich and Richard read and discussed the same books. Rich Myers had a lively intelligence and empathy for people that render him irreplaceable, and gone too soon.
Marilyn and Richard Benoit
Friend
September 13, 2020
Rich Myers was the epitome of a Trial Lawyer. He cared about his clients and his community. He was a living, breathing tribute to The Rule Of Law and the concept of Justice For All. Will miss you, bro!
Peter Chase Neumann
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