Richard Sledz


Every legal problem has a solution, and Richard believes it’s the attorney’s job to figure it out, no matter the effort.

A lifelong problem solver, Richard merges his strong critical thinking skills with the desire to help those in need, establishing him as a legal force to be reckoned with.

Since joining Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates in August 2022, he has focused much of his practice on assisting workers whose injuries have prevented them from returning to their previous employment.  This area presents ample room for Richard’s strategic acumen to come in and benefit his clients.

Primary Practice Focus

Richard joined Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates in 2022 and devotes his practice to representing injured workers. Recently, Richard has focused on helping those whose injuries have prevented them from returning to their previous line of work.

In-Depth Look

Richard grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago with his parents and two siblings and currently resides in the city with his fiancé. During college Richard worked at Meijer’s, where he learned the importance of not just doing hard work, but respecting those who do it.

Richard’s journey to the legal profession began in his second year at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, when he transferred into the liberal arts school to focus on a pre-law education.  As an undergraduate student, Richard double majored in English and Political Science, where he honed his critical thinking skills in preparation for law school.

Richard’s first internship during law school was in legal aid, where he provided legal advice and assistance to those who needed it most but could not afford a lawyer. The experiences he had working in legal aid and for minimum wage serve as constant reminders of the importance of compassion in legal practice.

When he’s not at work or playing cards (he’s placed in several large tournaments for Magic: The Gathering), Richard can usually be found at the United Center or Wrigley Field, rooting for his beloved Bulls and Cubs.