Richard “Rich” Scholer was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. Rich is a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from LaSalle University in 1993. He began working for the First Judicial District Criminal Court System in 1995 and it was there that he developed his passion for the law.
In 1999, Rich enrolled in the Widener University School of Law’s evening division so he could pursue his Law Degree while also working and supporting his family. Upon his graduation from Widener Law he began working in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. There he worked his way from the Municipal Court unit through the office ranks until he reached the Major Trials unit where he tried numerous jury and bench trials. Upon leaving the District Attorney’s office, Rich worked for several consumer protection firms, helping individuals with lemon law, breach of warranty, and dealer fraud claims versus multi-billion dollar companies.
Rich currently practices personal injury law helping those injured in motor vehicle and premises liability claims. He lives in Warwick Township with his wife Susan; their children Heidi, Haley, and Richard; and his mother-in-law, Patricia. In his spare time, he enjoys attending meets/games and volunteering for both the Central Bucks Swim team, where all three of his children are competitive swimmers, and Warwick Township Baseball where his son Richard plays little league.