• Wayne State University Law School (J.D. magna cum laude, 1981)
  • Michigan State University (B.A. Political Science, 1978)

Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan, 1981
  • Virgin Islands, 1986

Court Admissions: 

  • Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
  • U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Carol Ann Rich


A native of Detroit, Michigan, Carol Ann Rich has been in active practice in the Virgin Islands since 1986.

Following a clerkship with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, for over 30 years, Attorney Rich has lived and practiced in the Virgin Islands. She was a partner in the law firm of Campbell, Arellano & Rich for more than 13 years, specializing in complex commercial litigation, appellate work, bankruptcy, insurance defense and real estate, and later became of counsel to Dudley Clark & Chan, LLP, continuing with her focus on complex commercial litigation. In January, 2012, she co-founded the firm of Dudley Rich LLP.

Attorney Rich has appeared before every Virgin Islands court, as well as in Federal Bankruptcy courts in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Delaware and Pittsburgh, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Areas of Practice:

Attorney Rich continues to specialize in complex commercial litigation, banking, business organization and commercial and residential real estate transactions. Current clients include banking institutions; businesses in the private and public sectors engaged in real estate development, retail, industrial and other matters; government or quasi-governmental entities; condominium and timeshare association boards; and individuals.


Attorney Rich has been an active supporter of the Virgin Islands Bar Association and the community. She has served on the Board of Governors, the Bar Examining Committee and the Continuing Education Committee. Attorney Rich has also served on the Board of Pistarckle Theater and is a member of the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas.

Bar Memberships, Professional Affiliations & Offices Held:

(inactive) Michigan Bar Association
1986-Present Member, Virgin Islands Bar Association
1989-1992 Member, Virgin Islands Committee of Bar Examiners
1994-1996 Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Virgin Islands Bar Association
2006-2010 Member, Board of Governors, Virgin Islands Bar Association
2009-2011 Board Chair, Virgin Islands Bar Association
2012-2013 Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Speaking Engagements:

1999 Panel Speaker, Bankruptcy Basics Seminar, United States District Court, St. Thomas
1999 Panel Speaker, Bankruptcy Ethics, Third Circuit Judicial Conference, Pittsburgh
2006 Panel Speaker, Ethics and Professional Compensation, ABI International Insolvency Conference, Puerto Rico
2009 Panel Speaker and Organizer, How Bankruptcy Affects Your Practice, Virgin Islands Bar Association Annual Meeting
2018 League of Women Voters Insurance Forum
2018 Virgin Islands Bar Mid-Year Meeting – Probate/Homestead Issues Post-Irma/Maria

Civic Organizations and Other Affiliations:

  • Humane Society of the Virgin Islands
  • Board Member, Pistarckle Theater, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands