Richard T. Egger


Tel: (909) 466-4915


At a Glance

Richard serves as the firm’s general counsel and is on its Executive Committee.  
He represents private businesses and their owners in all manner of disputes.
Richard represents public and private clients in complex litigation including governance, healthcare, and Constitutional issues.

Richard Egger represents clients in complex litigation in the areas of contract, healthcare and trust disputes. Richard is Best Best & Krieger LLP's general counsel and is on its Executive Committee.  
Richard brings his experience to bear as a counselor for clients to help them achieve their best, strategic result for the long-term — not just for the moment.
Business and Contract Disputes 
Richard represents private businesses and their owners in all manner of disputes. When possible, he helps them resolve problems before they reach the court system. He handles all stages of litigation through trial, as well as arbitration and mediation. Richard represents individuals and companies in contract disputes and disagreements about governance issues, including unfair business acts, shareholder disputes, arguments between partners and corporate dissolutions.
Trust, Estate and Probate Disputes 
Richard represents trustees and beneficiaries in breach of trust matters; actions to remove trustees; petitions to approve, or objections to, accountings; litigation over the validity of trust amendments or provisions and other disputes involving trusts. He handles will contests, heirship petitions and competency issues involving trusts and wills. Richard also handles contested petitions for the appointment of a conservator.
Real Estate Disputes 
Richard handles a variety of matters involving commercial real estate, including disputes over enforcement of purchase and sale agreements and enforcement of secured obligations, including receivership and judicial foreclosure actions. He has litigated commercial lease disputes about exclusivity provisions, triple-net expense allocation and reconciliation disputes, and commercial evictions and unlawful detainer.
Complex Litigation for Government Entities 
Richard has handled a variety of litigation matters for California public entities, including lawsuits about compliance with the Brown Act and the Public Records Act, section 1983 cases and alleged discrimination under the federal and state fair housing laws.

  • He was on the team of attorneys who represented the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga and successfully defeated an action challenging assessments levied by a coalition of lodging businesses.
  • Richard was on the team representing the City of Ontario and successfully defended the legality of an ordinance by the City that extended the expiration dates for all development plans, conditional use permits and variance approvals. The extension was challenged in a lawsuit on the alleged grounds that the City violated the Ralph M. Brown Act and the California Environmental Quality Act. The plaintiffs also alleged violation of their due process rights. The Second District Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s dismissal of the suit in 2014.
  • Represented the City of San Jacinto and obtained a dismissal for the client in a lawsuit brought by a new commercial property owner who challenged the City’s ability to levy and collect unpaid fines assessed against the property.

Richard is admitted to practice in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all Federal District Courts in California. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.


  • University of California, Davis Law School, J.D.
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A.


  • State Bar Committee On Professional Responsibility and Competency
  • State Bar of California Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Real Property Probate & Trust Section
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chaffey College Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • St. Joseph School, Upland, School Board President
  • Bishop Amat High School Ice Hockey Team, Manager

Ontario Students Received Backpacks on 1st Day of School
Press Releases Aug 8, 2018

Ontario Students Received Backpacks on 1st Day of School

BB&K’s Annual Operation Backpack Comes to Vista Grande Elementary

Ontario Goes to Court to Remove Abandoned Shipping Containers
BB&K In the News Nov 29, 2016

Ontario Goes to Court to Remove Abandoned Shipping Containers

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Discusses Legal Update with BB&K Partner Richard Egger

Richard T. Egger Video Bio
Videos Nov 18, 2016

Richard T. Egger Video Bio


Press Releases Jan 11, 2016

Two BB&K Attorneys Promoted to Partner

Plus, Partnership Elects New Member to the Firm’s Executive Committee

Client Successes Oct 2, 2015

Appellate Court Dismisses Challenge to Cities’ Assessments

BB&K Attorneys Richard Egger and Thomas Rice Successfully Defend the Cities

Event Jun 19, 2015

2015 California Public Records & Open Meetings Conference

The State Bar of California Public Law Section

Cyber-Attacks Present Ethics Questions for Law Firms
BB&K In the News May 15, 2015

Cyber-Attacks Present Ethics Questions for Law Firms

BB&K's Rich Egger Discussed at State Bar of California's Annual Ethics Symposium How Law Firms Should Handle Cyber-Attacks, as Reported by the San Diego Daily Transcript

Calif. Real-World Training Rules May Spark National Trend
BB&K In the News Jan 9, 2015

Calif. Real-World Training Rules May Spark National Trend

BB&K Partner Richard Egger Discusses With Law360 the New State Bar Requirement for Pro Bono Work

Client Successes Dec 12, 2014

BB&K Attorneys Successfully Defend City Client from Brown Act and Other Claims

Appellate Court Upholds City of Ontario’s Lower Court Victory

Client Successes Jun 23, 2014

San Jacinto Defeats Constitutional Challenge by Subsequent Property Owner

BB&K Attorneys Win Dismissal for City Before Trial

  • “Email: The Client Mandate on Security,” moderator, LegalTech West Coast 2014, June 24, 2014
  • “Complex Issues with Attorney-Client Privilege,” The State Bar of California’s California Solo & Small Firm Summit, June 19-21, 2014
  • “Open Government Lawsuits: Public Records Act; Open Meeting Laws; Conflict of Interest,” The Seminar Group’s Government Law program, Jan. 23, 2014
  • “Risky Business: Public Records Act Best Practices/What to Avoid,” speaker and event moderator, Lorman Education Services, Feb. 14, 2013