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Publications, Presentations & Media Mentions
During his career, Mr. Crites has published multiple articles on cutting edge legal issues.  His acheivements have also garnered media attention.  Some examples are:

"Who's Who in the OCBA,” Orange County Lawyer Magazine (March 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012).​

“Consortium Without a Cause?” DRI’s dritoday (June 2, 2011).

"Personal Jurisdiction Going Nationwide?" DRI’s dritoday (March 10, 2011).

“The Nationalization of Personal Jurisdiction?” Product Liability Law360 and International Trade Law360 (June 29, 2010).

"The Nationalization of Personal Jurisdiction—Are Minimum Contacts Drowning in the Stream of Commerce?" Sedgwick’s Product Liability Advisory (June 8, 2010).

“And the Defense Wins,” DRI’s The Voice (May 26, 2010).

"The CPSIA and State Statutes Create a Web of Consumer Protection Laws," American Bar Association's Products Liability Magazine (Spring 2010).

“Iqbal's Heightened Pleading Standard and Its Probable Effect on Product Liability Cases,” Sedgwick’s Product Liability Advisory (January 4, 2010).

“The CPSC Utilizes Common Sense—But Does It Offer a Safe Harbor?,” Sedgwick’s CPSC Advisory (July 22, 2009).

“CPSC: A Watchdog Finally Gets Its Teeth,” In-House Defense Quarterly (Winter 2009).

Co-author, “The Times are Changing at the CPSC,” Product Liability Law 360 (March 14, 2008). 

Co-author, “New Rules, Greater Protections - Regardless of How A Company’s CGMPs Are Implemented, Manufacturers Should Consider The Liability Risks,” Nutritional Outlook, p. 24-27 (March, 2008).

“Richard Crites Elected to Chair of OCBA Products Liability Section,” Orange County Business Journal (January 29, 2007).

“On the Move,” The Recorder (January 8, 2007).

“On the Move,” The Daily Journal (December 27, 2006).

“Top 10 Defense Verdicts of 2004,” The Daily Journal. 


“Annual Case Law Update,” DRI Product Liability Conference (April 2010).

“Landmark Legislation Alert: The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008,” Orange County Bar Association Products Liability Section (September 19, 2008). 

“Born to Be Wild: Litigating a Design Defect Claim,” Orange County Bar Association Products Liability Section (June 20, 2008).

“Mold 101: Defending Mold Claims,” CNA Insurance Companies, Chicago, IL (July 19, 2005).