Richard D. Kirk

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  • Retired Director at Bayard, P.A. (23 Attorneys)
  • Courthouse Square, 600 N. King Street, Suite 400, Wilmington, DE 19801
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  • Richard D. Kirk (Dick) is a director at Bayard. He focuses on general business litigation, intellectual property litigation, administrative law, and alternative dispute resolution.
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Richard D. Kirk (Dick) is a director at Bayard. He focuses on general business litigation, intellectual property litigation, administrative law, and alternative dispute resolution.

After graduating from law school, Dick clerked for Justice William Duffy of the Delaware Supreme Court, one of the founding members of the firm that is now Bayard. Dick subsequently served as full-time counsel to the State Board of Education and then worked for and became a partner at another Wilmington firm.

Dick was president of the Delaware State Bar Association from 1993 to 1994. He was founding Chair of that Association’s Environmental Law Section and he has also chaired the Association’s Intellectual Property Section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and its Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Sections.

Dick is now a member of the Delaware District Court Rules Advisory Committee. He chaired a special committee of the Superior Court investigating that court’s asbestos and toxic tort docket. Dick is past Chair of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Commission on Continuing Legal Education, past President of the Board of Directors of Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, and past member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Bar Foundation.

Dick has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for environmental law and administrative law for more than twenty years. Dick has been recognized as a leading attorney in the field of intellectual property in Delaware by Chambers USA since 2006. In 2014 and 2015, he was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Delaware Super Lawyer in Business Litigation. In the 2015 and 2016 editions of the IAM Patent 1000 list, Dick was recommended as a top Delaware patent practitioner in the category of litigation and transactions. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

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6 Bayard Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers List

Dick Kirk Serves as Panelist in Seminar Sponsored by Delaware State Bar Association

Dick Kirk to Serve as a Panelist at 2017 Bench and Bar Conference

Bayard and Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Chambers USA Publication

Six Bayard Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
302-655-5000  Phone
(302) 658-6395  Fax
University Attended:
Georgetown University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, Delaware; 1984, United States Supreme Court; 1980, United States District Court for the District of Delaware; 1982, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


•American Bar Association
•Delaware State Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association

Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., January 23, 1953
Payment Information:
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Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 12/26/11 in General Practice

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