Richard F. Schaden in front of a plane.

Richard F. Schaden PLLC

An aeronautical engineer by education and an active ATP pilot, Richard F. Schaden has had a distinguished career as an international aviation and public interest trial attorney. He has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in courtroom verdicts and settlements, along with the respect of both the legal and technical communities, with over forty years of successful litigation and trial work experience. In recent years, Richard has combined his legal, engineering and aviation backgrounds as the founder of Beyond the Edge and Escape Dynamics.  Richard is the Chair of the Cuba Delegation for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at the 2015 Biennial of the Americas, and was previously honored with the "Man for All Seasons" lifetime service achievement award by Community Food Share (CFS), a food bank serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties, based on Richard’s long-term involvement with CFS and other charities. In addition to his involvement with the Engineering School, Richard has also been an active supporter of the University of Colorado’s School of Law, where he funded the Schaden Chair in Experiential Learning.  Richard is also a member of the Vision Circle of the XPrize Foundation.