Education Services

Richard C. McNeill Jr.

Philadelphia, PA

Throughout his professional career, Rick McNeill has been involved in the resolution of workplace disputes.  Prior to practicing law, he was a union member, a shop steward, and a management-side labor relations representative.  From 1986-2009, Rick practiced labor, employment, and employee benefits law, initially representing management as an Assistant City Solicitor with the City of Philadelphia, and then in private practice with several firms in Philadelphia representing labor unions in the public, private, and construction sectors, individual employees, and Taft-Hartley multiemployer benefit plans.

A full-time arbitrator and mediator since 2009, Rick hears and decides labor, employment, employee benefits, and commercial disputes.  He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, and serves on the American Arbitration Association’s Labor and Employee Benefits panels, as well as AAA’s National Roster of Arbitrators for employment and commercial cases.  Rick also serves on the Rosters of Neutrals for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation.

From 1986 -2015, Rick also taught courses related to labor law, employment law, employee benefits law, collective bargaining and alternative dispute resolution at a number of colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area.  Most recently, he served as an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s University, teaching courses in the Labor and Legal Studies programs.

Rick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph’s University, and his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law.  He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.  In addition to membership in the National Academy of Arbitrators, Rick is a member of the American Bar Association and its Labor and Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia, Central Pennsylvania, and Maryland Chapters of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.


  • Introduction to Labor Arbitration Advocacy

Upcoming Sessions

Course TitleLocationDatesFormatStatusView
Introduction to Labor Arbitration Advocacy Philadelphia, PA03/15/2013ClassroomCLOSED  
Labor Arbitrator II WorkshopPhiladelphia, PA06/10/2020ClassroomWAITLIST  
Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause in Labor Arbitrations-09/30/2020ClassroomFULL