Rick L. Menson

Chicago, IL

Richard (Rick) Lloyd Menson was born 11/10/43 in Chicago, Illinois, and died unexpectedly on 5/17/21 in Dunwoody, Georgia.

Survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Lynne Lemke Menson; his daughters Dr. Melissa Halbach and Kristin Menson; his son-in-law Brandt Halbach; his grandchildren, Brynn Elisabeth, Ansley Ecklin, and Thomas Crenshaw Halbach; his brothers and sisters, John Menson, Rob Menson, Jim Menson, Susan Edwards, and Elizabeth McKinstry, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Rick was a graduate of Ripon College (B.A. '65), Northwestern University Law School (J.D. '68), and George Washington University (L.L.M. '73). He served his country as a JAG Officer from 1965-1973 including 18 months in Vietnam. He joined Gardner, Carton, and Douglas in Chicago, Illinois, soon thereafter and was a partner from 1977-1998. In 1998 he joined McGuireWoods as managing partner of the Chicago office. He retired in 2012. Rick was a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.

Rick's legacy was left in the people he encountered every day. He was most proud of those in his family and those whom he mentored professionally. He would want you to know about his oldest grandchild graduating from high school with honors and going to college in the fall, his youngest granddaughter making the Georgia zones team for open water swimming, and his grandson playing goalie on his soccer team. He was so proud to be their grandpa.