The Late Steven Rickard
Rickard is an experienced litigator with significant court of appeals and district court experience, having prepared hundreds of briefs and presented oral arguments in numerous cases.
He possesses extensive expertise in conducting complex commercial real estate appraisals and analyzing property taxation issues, conducting planning studies for town sites as well as numerous complex properties including shopping centres.
Early Life and Education
Rickard is an American historian, artist and curator specializing in issues of indigeneity in global contexts. Her research spans Americas, Europe and New Zealand with numerous essays published as well as her forthcoming book on indigenous aesthetics.
She currently serves as Director of Washington Advocacy for Open Society Foundations and was previously Senior Advisor to Democratic U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan as well as in the Bureau of South Asian Affairs in the State Department. Additionally, she founded Echoing Air which performs local and regional concerts of English Baroque music.
He leaves behind his wife Lori and children Melissa (Greg) Peddigree of Lock Haven, Michael Rickard of Berlin Maryland with Jennifer Rickard as his partner, Matthew (Emily) Rickard from Hublersburg and Brandi Daly of Lansdale as his surviving children as well as eleven grandchildren.
He was a formidable opponent on the wrestling circuit and battled several world heavyweights including Dory Funk Jr., Jack Brisco and Harley Race. Additionally he wrestled for the NWA British Empire/Commonwealth championship title.
After graduating from Master’s, he joined the Mustangs coaching staff as assistant coach and helped guide them to an unprecedented NCCAA national tournament appearance in 2012. Furthermore, his efforts helped produce 30 NAIA All-Americans!
Since 2009, Rickard has served the Office of the United States Attorney as an assistant U.S. attorney. Currently he heads up the General Crimes Section within Superior Court Division for misdemeanor and violent crime prosecutions, having also previously worked at its Appeals Division; additionally he has prepared and argued dozens of cases in federal court.
Achievement and Honors
Rickard played an influential role in New Zealand wrestling during the latter half of the 20th century, serving as CEO for both Dominion Wrestling Union and All Star Pro Wrestling, later known as NWA New Zealand internationally. His presence brought back foreign wrestlers after they’d been absent since 1960s as well as creating popular local TV show On the Mat.
Rickard moved from law firm litigation to Washington to work on progressive foreign policy issues for Senator Moynihan and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; later becoming an advisor in State Department’s Bureau of South Asian Affairs.
Lori Ann Daly Rickard remains his spouse, as do their four children Melissa Peddigree of Lock Haven, Michael Rickard of Berlin Maryland, Matthew Rickard from Hublersburg Pennsylvania and Brandi Daly from Lansdale.
Personal : In his personal life, Rickard was a loving husband and father who delighted in spending time at camp or visiting Dunkin Donuts with friends. He leaves behind his wife, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to mourn his loss.
His wrestling career was brief yet successful. He created and presented On the Mat, a New Zealand wrestling show featuring both local talent as well as international wrestlers such as Harley Race and Ric Flair.
Rickard served as Senior Litigation Counsel for the United States Attorney’s Office and appeared in over thirty federal appellate court cases. Additionally, he worked as law clerk to Honorable Joseph L. Tauro of the U.S.C.A for District of Columbia Circuit.
Rickard’s firm offers real estate appraisal and tax review for pension funds, life insurance companies and banks. Their extensive appraisal experience encompasses office buildings, shopping centres and industrial properties.
Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity Smoak transformed from timid IT worker to fearless crimefighter over her time on Arrow, and while exact figures on her salary may not yet be available, we can safely assume she received an adequate remuneration package for her performance.
Paul Blackthorne’s Quentin Lance also progressed from street criminal to hero over his time on the show, and although his individual episode salary remains unknown to the public, we can surmise he likely received generous compensation which contributed to an estimated net worth of $4 Million.