Richard L. Garelick


  • New York University (B.A., 1983)
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1986)

    Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Richard L. Garelick has been affiliated with Flicker, Garelick & Associates, LLP since it was founded in 1985. He became a principal of and name partner in the firm in 1994. His national practice focuses on the defense of claims arising under the Defense Base Act ("DBA"), the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Mr. Garelick's work in DBA and Nonappropriated Fund cases includes the prosecution of the claims of employers and carriers for reimbursement under the War Hazards Compensation Act.

In addition to his defense of federal workers' compensation claims, Mr. Garelick defends against personal injury lawsuits brought by seamen and commercial divers under the Jones Act and general maritime law, as well as actions brought by rail workers under the Federal Employers' Liability Act. Mr. Garelick frequently lectures on these specialized areas of workers' compensation and personal injury law, and is recognized as an expert in these fields of defense practice. Mr. Garelick is also the author of the "Average Weekly Wage" chapter in the Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act Handbook (LexisNexis, 2008 and 2010).

Mr. Garelick began his career in the field of workers' compensation and personal injury law through the defense of claims and actions that emanated from the New York and New Jersey waterfront. Mr. Garelick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 1983 and his Juris Doctor in 1986 from Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal bars in both New York and New Jersey, and he is authorized to practice throughout the nation before the United States Department of Labor's judicial and administrative tribunals.