J. Richard Colbeck, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1967, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Michigan 1967, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1980. Trustee Tibbits Opera Foundation, Coldwater, 1989. Member State Bar of Michigan (delegate since 1997), Fraternity Order of Elks.
Associate Brasher, Mies & Duggan, Livonia, Michigan, 1967-1969. Attorney sole practice Allen Park, 1969-1973. Prosecuting attorney Branch County, Coldwater, 1973-1976.
Associate Gibbons & Nye, Hillsdale, 1978-1979. Attorney sole practice Richard Colbeck, Coldwater, 1978-1988. Partner Colbeck, McAlhaney & Stewart, 1988-1999.
Private practice, since 1999. President Coldwater School Board, since 1998. Instructor Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, Michigan, since 1979, Glen Oaks Community College, Sturgis, Michigan, since 1980.