Rich Angowski concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation and land use. He has a proven track record representing private clients and public entities in federal and state courts and multiple alternative dispute resolution forums. He prides himself on a practical approach to the law and attempts to provide simple solutions early in a matter in an effort to advance a client’s goals. He believes that legal representation should be a means to an end and not a process that exhausts a client emotionally and financially. For these reasons, he focuses on client interaction and input with an eye towards jointly developing efficient resolution strategies.
Rich graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 with a B.A. in Government/International Affairs. After teaching history to high school students, he then attended Seton Hall University School of Law, graduating with a J.D. in 2004. After serving as a Judicial Law Clerk in Ocean County in 2004-2005, Rich entered private practice. He is admitted in New Jersey (2005) and New York (2006), as well as New Jersey Federal District Court (2005). In 2014, the New Jersey Law Journal recognized Rich as one of the “New Leaders of the Bar,” formerly known as the “40 Under 40” list. In addition, New Jersey Monthly Super Lawyers named Rich a “Rising Star” for the years 2014-2016.
Rich serves as panel counsel for multi-national insurance companies and as litigation counsel for municipalities and boards of education throughout New Jersey. On a daily basis, he also provides services to businesses and individuals, including real estate developers and technology companies. In the land use arena, Rich has successfully brought applications on behalf of individual and business clients for projects ranging from residential construction to large scale commercial redevelopment.