Richard N. Held
B.A., Nautical Science, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1980
J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1990
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation section
Background and Legal Career
In 1980, Rich graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York with a degree in Nautical Science. Following his graduation from Kings Point he sailed as a ships’ officer with Military Sealift Command for seven years achieving a Chief Mate’s license. After leaving his seagoing career, he attended Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey graduating cum laude in 1990. His first job out of law school was with an admiralty law firm, Palmer Biezup & Henderson, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1992 marked the beginning of Rich’s long legal career in handling workers’ compensation cases for the defense. In that year, Rich joined the law firm of Post & Schell in the workers’ compensation department of their Center City Philadelphia office representing employers and insurance carriers throughout the area. In 2005, Rich and his family moved to Western Pennsylvania where he then began working in Post & Schell’s Pittsburgh office defending workers’ compensation claims in that region. In January 2014, after 21 years with Post & Schell, Rich joined The Moritz Law Group, LLC where he continues to represent employers and insurance carriers in defense of workers’ compensation claims in Western Pennsylvania.
In addition to being an expert in all aspects of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation laws and regulations, Rich has handled cases under the Federal Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act, where his maritime background serves him and his clients well.
Rich lives with his two children in Peters Township just outside of Pittsburgh. Rich and his family are active members of Peters Creek Baptist Church and support, among other causes, ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania, and the Washington City Mission, which provides food, shelter and spiritual sustenance to homeless men in Washington, PA.