The Bexar County legal community is still reeling from the loss of Assistant District Attorney Charles ‘Chip” Rich III. He passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Colleagues remember him as outstanding, caring, professional, courteous, top-notch, and an integral part of the District Attorney’s office. He was the type of prosecutor who took time out of his day to assist younger prosecutors and despite working in an adversarial system, he genuinely cared about the personal lives of his colleagues, including defense attorneys.
Rich studied at the University of Denver-Strum College of Law and began his career in the Denver area in 1993. He joined the Bexar County District Attorney’s office in 2002. He became chairman of the DWI Task Force in 2011.
Rich was involved in many community programs. Recently he was a guest speaker at the Shattered Dreams program at Saint Mary’s Hall Upper School campus. This program was developed to teach students and families the consequences of underage drinking.
Services will be held Friday, November 9, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at Concordia Lutheran Church which is located at 16801 Huebner Road. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 110 Broadway 442, San Antonio, Texas 78205, Animal Care Services, 4710 Texas 151, San Antonio, Texas 78227, or a charity of your choice.
The Law Office of Dayna L. Jones wish to express our deepest condolences to the family of Charles ‘Chip’ Rich III. He will be missed.