A founding member of the law firm prior to his retirement, Richard Krutch practiced extensively in the area of aviation accident and wrongful death claims. He has been responsible for litigation in 19 major air carrier crashes and more than 100 civilian aircraft accidents. His practice took him to England, Australia, Germany, Kenya, the Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Krutch is an expert in conflicts, choice of law and forum non conveniens issues and has been appointed by the courts to the discovery panels in several multi-district cases.
Mr. Krutch graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1955. He is a member of the King County, Washington State and American Bar Associations, as well as the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Krutch is a founding member of the King County Bar Association Aviation Section and has frequently lectured on aviation related legal matters.