Let’s Team-UP against risk.

Rick Mottern

Principal, Risk Consultant

(863) 284-3141


Rick has been with Lanier Upshaw since 1982 and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Lanier Upshaw, he spent eight years in insurance claims. Rick graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree and holds his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. He has served as the past President of the Ridge Claims Association as a Certified Insurance Counselor.

Rick’s areas of specialization are with Schools and Education, Construction and Surety. He sees himself as a risk management partner with his clients, working to solve their risk issues and help reduce insurance costs for them where possible. Rick is also personally involved in safety committees with his clients to mitigate their risks together.

Born in California, as the son of a U.S. Navy Captain, Rick’s family traveled quite extensively. He and his wife, Melissa, reside in Lakeland and have four grown children and six grandchildren. Rick loves to sail, golf and spend time with his family.

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