Richard F. Nugent, Jr. - Partner

(574) 243-4100

Rich returns to May Oberfell Lorber with 16 years of human resources experience in industry, including nine years with Miles Laboratories/Bayer in Elkhart, Indiana; nine years of higher education experience in human resources at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College; five years as College Counsel at Saint Mary's College; and previously eleven years of law firm experience at May Oberfell Lorber. 

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Corporate & Business
Professional Achievements
  • Negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of management with various unions (e.g., USWA, UAW, ILWU, and others)
  • Represented management in union organizing campaigns
  • Represented management in dealing with various governmental agencies (e.g., EEOC, ICRC, NLRB, etc)
  • Conducted management training programs across the United States on human resource / legal topics
  • Completed mediation training
Professional Affiliations
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
Civic Involvement
  • Former member, Marian High School School Board
  • Former member, Saint Pius X Parish Council (Granger, IN)
  • Former member, Saint Basil Finance Council (South Haven, MI)
  • Former member, Prairie Vista Elementary School Parents Council
  • Former member, Youth Services Bureau Board
  • Former member, Madison Center Board
  • Former member, Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) Board

Richard F. Nugent, Jr.

(574) 243-4100


  • State of Indiana
  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana


  • B.A. in American Studies from University of Notre Dame, 1977
  • J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, 1980

Personal snapshot

  • Married for 39 years
  • Father of three, grandfather of two
  • Loves living by Lake Michigan
  • Plays golf