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Richard D. McCune

Senior Partner

Richard D. McCune is a senior partner of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP. He has 30 years of experience in representing plaintiffs throughout the United States, California and the Inland Empire in class action, government UDAP civil penalties, product liability, catastrophic injury, and business fraud cases.

Richard McCune’s trial and settlement success have resulted in his achieving the highest possible AV Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, which is reserved for attorneys who have achieved multi-million dollar trial or settlement results for their clients. He is in the Top 100 of the National Trial Lawyer Association, including being in the Top 25 in Class Action and Product Liability. He has been peer selected as one of the top 5% of attorneys, selected to the California Super Lawyers. He was one of the select finalists for the 2011 California Consumer Attorney of the Year.

He frequently lectures at attorney conferences, where he has made presentations on banking class actions, foreclosure class actions, and automobile product liability cases. He was appointed by Judge Selna as one of the leading firms for the personal injury/wrongful death cases in the high-profile Toyota sudden unintended acceleration litigation. He was selected by the State of Arizona to represent the citizens of Arizona against Volkswagen in the high-profile Volkswagen emissions fraud lawsuit.

As part of representing his clients, Mr. McCune has been featured on numerous news shows, including The Today Show, Fox Business News, NBC LA and CNN, as well as quoted and interviewed for wide-ranging newspapers and magazines including the LA Times, Forbes, Sacramento Bee, San Bernardino Sun, and The Economist.

Richard McCune’s successful results for his clients include a $203 million class action verdict in 2010 on behalf of the 1.14 million California Wells Fargo Bank customers for unfair bank overdraft fees. He has been involved in numerous settlements and verdicts that have generated over one million dollars for individual clients.

Contact Richard McCune today by calling (909) 345-8110.

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1987
  • B.S., Loma Linda University, Riverside, California, 1982

Awards

  • AV Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Member of the Multi-Million Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 25 Product Liability Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 25 Class Action Lawyers
  • Finalist for 2011 Consumer Attorney of the Year
  • Super Lawyers Top Rated Class Action and Mass Torts Attorney

Professional Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

Richard McCune is frequent lecturer to other attorneys about class actions and product liability. In 2018, he presented at the annual convention of the Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire. In 2017 presented on the current issues auto class actions at the Western Trial Lawyers Association. In 2016, he presented at the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Litigation Conference”. He has presented at the Federal Bar Association, Inland Empire Chapter, and has been a recurrent speaker at the Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Products and Liability Litigation sponsored by the American Bar Association. He has presented multiple times at the Consumer Financial Services Institute sponsored by PLI.

Richard McCune is recognized by his peers as a national spokesperson on legal matters concerning consumers.

Featured Successes
  • $2.675 Million

    For injuries in pick up fire accident
  • $203 Million

    Trial verdict in a class action for unfair bank overdraft fees
  • $35 Million

    National class action settlement for unfair overdraft fees
  • $11 Million

    Catastrophic injuries in car accident
  • $5.5 Million

    For injuries in van rollover product failure accident
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Hear From Rich

  • Attorney Richard McCune talks about his journey into Law School

  • Richard explains why he stayed in the Inland Empire.

  • Richard talks about how much he's been practicing law.

  • Richard discusses what he did after he realized insurance defense wasn't for him.

  • Richard explains how there aren't other law firms that provide the level of service that McCune Wright Arevalo does.

  • Richard talks about his ties to the Inland Empire.

  • Richard discusses the area of law he primarily focuses on.

  • Richard's stance on what he says to the critics of class actions who say recoveries are small and lawyer's fees large.

  • Richard explains what drew him to the legal field.

  • Richard talks about where he practiced after law school.

  • Richard explains why choose McCune Wright Arevalo

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Respected In The Legal Field

  • McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP Cory's a fighter and offers exceptional representations to his clients. He's also a great representative for the Inland Empire.
  • McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP He is level headed, makes good judgements, communicates well with his clients.
  • McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP I am happy to know that a firm of this caliber is in Redlands and would HIGHLY recommend them.
  • McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP I felt like my lawyer understood me and would take my case personally.