As an attorney who has practiced law in Northeast Indiana for nearly four decades, Richard Truitt has seen many changes in the way personal injury and wrongful death cases are handled. However, at least one aspect of his work has remained the same.
“You always have to listen to your clients, and you have to care about them,” he says. “You need to know what is important to them, and you have to make sure that it becomes important to you, too.”
Richard is a Huntington native who studied science before he became a lawyer.
After earning his undergraduate degree in Biology at Manchester College in 1971, he went on to get a master’s degree in Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
“I always had a strong interest in human biology and medical issues, and I saw where I could use that background as a lawyer,” Richard said.
He received his law degree from the University of Toledo School of Law in 1975 and, in 1976, he became admitted to the Indiana Bar. He has been practicing law in Fort Wayne, Huntington, and throughout Northeast Indiana since.
“I’ve found that my understanding of medical issues has been very useful in my interaction with injured clients as they have sought treatment and as I’ve worked on their case,” Richard says. “Being able to understand their injuries and how those injuries impact them makes a big difference.”