What Rick’s Colleagues Say…

“I’ve known Rick Lowe for over 20 years. He’s been a strong and capable adversary and a fair, balanced and effective arbitrator and mediator in numerous matters over the years. He has all the tools to make a great judge – a smart and effective lawyer; a wide breadth of experience; and perhaps most important, the temperament and demeanor that are hallmarks of highly regarded judges. I am certain that Rick will be a great judge and serve the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County and the residents of Delaware County with distinction.”       

 Mason Avrigian, Jr. - Principal, Post & Schell

“The Pennsylvania Prison Society, the nation’s oldest human rights organization, is delighted to submit this letter in support of Rick Lowe’s nomination for Duane Morris’ Pro Bono award.

Rick is a stalwart supporter of the Society and our mission, to ensure humane prison conditions and promote a rational approach to criminal justice….

For years Rick has supported incarcerated people in Pennsylvania in their efforts to win the opportunity to go before the parole board. This effort…has taken Rick from the cells of Pennsylvania’s prisons, to the halls of the legislature. He has been tireless and supremely diplomatic, working to bring the different constituencies toward a common goal.”

Claire Shubick-Richards, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Prison Society

December 21, 2018

Rick has received the Band One (highest rating) from 2014-18, in Chambers, an international publication that evaluates lawyers for clients. The 2014 Chambers sites his “main strength is that he is very smart but able to deal with complex issues on a practical level” and that he is “creative and well prepared for contract negotiations.” The 2015 chambers described Rick as “a top notch litigator.” The 2017 chambers said that Rick was “well respected as a mediator by his peers, one of whom notes: ‘he was very well organized, did an effective job to bring the parties together, and didn’t take any nonsense from litigants’.” Another source stated “he was fantastic: passionate and knowledgeable, and used these skills to bring parties to an agreement.”


Rick was named Swarthmore’s Citizen of the Year in 2015.