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James Michael Richardson

James Michael Richardson

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  • Texas
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Thank you for considering our firm for your legal needs.

I have decades of experience in handling significant lawsuits for businesses and individuals, including high-stakes disputes regarding extremely important contracts, real estate holdings, trusts, and probate matters. My experience also includes handling cases involving intentional fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. I have also successfully tried or settled numerous significant disputes over construction defects and contractor performance. Many of my clients have prosecuted affirmative claims, while other clients have requested help in defending against claims brought against them.

My practice began with an international law firm in Houston where I handled complex litigation for five years. Later, I relocated and continued specializing in trials and arbitrations in substantial lawsuits.

I hold three active board certifications, one by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and two additional certifications by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Law and Civil Practice Advocacy. These certifications require proof of experience, knowledge, and passing a written examination.

In 2020, I was elected President of the National Board of Trial Advocacy -- the largest private organization for attorney board certification in the United States.

I have been named to Super Lawyers for 15 years, including being named a Top 50 Super Lawyer in Central and West Texas for numerous years.

I am a Past Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Austin Bar Association and am an active Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates -- an invitation-only national organization of leading trial lawyers and judges from around the United States.

Our firm focuses on legal strategy in trying major lawsuits. We get to know our clients on a personal basis. If we may be of assistance, please feel free to call me. We do not charge for initial consultations. Thank you.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Probate
    Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Neighbor Disputes
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Litigation
    Employment Law
    Wrongful Termination
    Legal Malpractice
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 16864500
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Languages
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
President and Senior Trial Lawyer
Richardson Firm PLLC
- Current
Trials of lawsuits and significant arbitrations across the State of Texas.
Partner
Richardson & Burgess LLP
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Trials of lawsuits and significant arbitrations across the State of Texas.
Partner
Bankston & Richardson LLP
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Trials of lawsuits and significant arbitrations across the State of Texas.
Partner
Maroney, Crowley, Bankston, Richardson & Hull LLP
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Trials of lawsuits and significant arbitrations across the State of Texas including substantial involvement in cigarette litigation prosecuted by the Attorney General of the State of Texas.
Shareholder
Bankston, Wright & Greenhill, PC
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Served as Chair of the Civil Litigation Section for the firm and on the firm's Practice Management Committee. Handled a significant docket of complex commercial litigation arising out of banking and financial institution loans.
Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright
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Handled complex commercial litigation in the Energy Section of the firm.
Education
University of Tulsa College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America
BL Rankings
Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation for every year since 2012.
Top 50 Super Lawyers in Central and West Texas
Thomson Reuters
Recognized as a Top 50 Central and West Texas Super Lawyer for multiple years including 2019.
Professional Associations
American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
- Current
Activities: Membership by invitation only in promoting a mission of protecting the constitutional right to a trial by jury in the United States.
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Texas State Bar  # 16864500
Member
- Current
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
President
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Activities: Served as President and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the national organization.
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Austin Bar Association
Chairperson, Civil Litigation Section
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Activities: Served as Chair of the Austin Bar Association's largest section of trial attorneys.
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Certifications
Civil Practice Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Civil Trial Law
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Civil Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Contact & Map
Richardson Firm PLLC
1607 Nueces Street
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 940-1176
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