In a legal career spanning more than 30 years, Attorney Wesley Rish has represented individuals, business entities, state agencies, state licensing boards, county and municipal governments, a prison and a school district before the United States Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Court of Common Pleas, Orphans’ Court, Magisterial District Courts, the Civil Service Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, Commonwealth administrative law judges and hearing officers, and arbitrators.
Attorney Rish has represented clients in civil cases, criminal cases, administrative matters and hearings, incorporation matters, provisional denial appeals, professional licensing and disciplinary issues, zoning issues, personal injury and medical malpractice actions, civil rights actions, insurance subrogation actions, easement and other property disputes, mechanics liens, divorce proceedings, equitable distributions, support actions, custody actions, unemployment compensation matters, right-to-know law inquiries, grievances, sexual harassment and hostile working environment claims, unemployment compensation proceedings, arbitration proceedings, and estate planning and distributions.
Attorney Rish is available to represent you, your company, or your professional association in all these matters. Contact him today to discuss your matter. Attorney Rish recognizes the importance of your reputation and career to you and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your professional license defense.
Following graduation, Attorney Rish was associated with a general practice firm in Central Pennsylvania where he represented a variety of clients on a broad range of matters.
Attorney Rish began working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1997 as an assistant counsel to the Office of Inspector General where he supervised investigations into fraud, waste, abuse, and employee misconduct occurring in executive agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction and contractors to executive agencies. At the Office of Inspector General, Attorney Rish gained a broad knowledge of Commonwealth government agencies and their processes and procedures.
From 2007 to 2012, Attorney Rish served Governor Rendell and Governor Corbett as Chief Counsel to the Office of Inspector General.
In 2012, Attorney Rish became a board counsel within the Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. Attorney Rish was legal counsel to the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Board of Funeral Directors. He has represented other licensing boards including the Board of Psychology, the Board of Auctioneer Examiners and the Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons. As board counsel, Attorney Rish advised Board Staff and Board Members regarding applications, licensure qualifications, provisional denials, reinstatements, regulations, and practice acts. He conducted disciplinary, provisional denial appeal, and reinstatement hearings on behalf of the Board. Attorney Rish successfully represented the licensing boards to which he was assigned on numerous appeals before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Given his experience and his commitment to always treating others with dignity and respect, licensees, numerous attorneys, hospitals, medical practices, funeral establishments, professional associations and others frequently sought his assistance on various licensing matters.
As a result of his Commonwealth service, Attorney Rish offers experience and perspective that most other attorneys lack. Contact him today.
Attorney Rish graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1988 with a major in government and a minor in English.
He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1991.
Attorney Rish is a frequent speaker on issues involving licensing and disciplinary matters, including the implications of the Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP). His presentations include: