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Joseph Richardson

Joseph Richardson

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP
  • Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Employment Law
  • California
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Joseph L. Richardson leads the Racial & Economic Justice practice at McCune Law Group. This practice group is designed to be a voice for the community; it is intentionally and uniquely positioned to bring actions against entities and institutions whose policies disproportionately harm people of color in the workplace and the consumer/small business marketplace. The group encompasses areas including employment, civil rights, and consumer and small business class actions. Joe graduated from the University of Redlands and Northwestern University School of Law.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Richardson also leads the department in advocacy – partnering with leaders (business, community, political, religious and others), and community institutions including schools and nonprofits to shed light on and combat racial and economic inequality. Mr. Richardson also leads the effort to identify meaningful pro bono opportunities for the attorneys of the firm, whose professional pro bono work will be directed in helping individuals and small businesses that are harmed by racist policies.

Mr. Richardson is admitted to practice before all California courts and the U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern, and Southern District of California. He is peer review rated by Martindale-Hubble and is a member of the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside County Bar Associations, the National Bar Association, Richard T. Fields Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

Mr. Richardson is an adjunct law professor at LaVerne College of Law, teaching Employment Law, California Civil Procedure and Trial Advocacy. Mr. Richardson is a frequent public speaker on legal and ethical responsibility, leadership, civil rights, and today’s fronts in the search for justice. He is also a frequent media contributor, appearing on local and national television and writing on legal issues.

Practice Areas
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Video Conferencing
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  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
McCune Law Group
- Current
Joseph Richardson, Esq., a partner at McCune Law Group, leads the Racial and Economic Justice Practice Group, using litigation and advocacy to fight practices that result in racial inequality, particularly in the workplace and in the consumer/small business marketplace. He is also a law school faculty member, and powerful speaker and commentator, regularly contributing his legal insight to the media. He is passionate about justice for his clients and for society at large and seeks through his work to encourage the next generation of community members that will embrace both legal and ethical duty.
Adjunct Professor
LaVerne College of Law
- Current
Teach California Civil Procedure and Trial Advocacy as Adjunct Professor. Use combination of case law from text and actual pleadings, documents and courtroom examples to teach principles surrounding subject matter.
Borton Petrini, LLP
Work as partner specializing in Tort, Contract and Employment Law. Advise employers on risk management issues, including employee classification, state and federal compliance issues, and policies and procedures from hiring to termination. Draft and negotiate contracts on behalf of business clients, serves as general counsel for several non-profits, and guide churches through legal issues based on the status of their governing documents. Speak to employers on the legal and ethical responsibilities of individuals and companies, as well as sexual harassment training; to student leaders (including greek members and athletes) in college/university environments on legal ramifications of campus conduct; and in community settings on how the law imitates life. Also adjunct law professor.
Univ of Redlands
Undergraduate Degree
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Northwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
National Bar Association
- Current
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Richard T. Fields Bar Association
- Current
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American Association for Justice
- Current
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San Bernardino County Bar Association
- Current
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California State Bar  # 212206
- Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
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Business Networking International
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Speaking Engagements
The Redlands Community Spirit, Redlands, CA
Office of Student Involvement and Success (SIS)
Speaking to Greeks, RA's and transfer students on the things that make the University of Redlands experience great.
My Journey of Service, Rotary Club of Redlands, Redlands CA
Sprains Strains and Fractures; Greeks and the Law, University of South Florida
Employment Law 2021-New Laws, Updates, and Related Ramifications, ProLaw CLE,
Continuing Legal Education Session covering issues include COVID-19, AB-5, Pre-Litigation and Litigation employment issues.
Bridge-Building in the Social Distancing Era, Redlands, CA
Virtual Impact Programming-Campuspeak
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to “distance” ourselves from our normal routines, pertaining to work, goals, and people. Being forced to “step back” literally provides the opportunity to “step back” figuratively, evaluate what we do, how we approach our tasks, and deal with people. Participants will take a “fresh look” that will make them more grateful for their opportunities and accomplishments, and learn how to build bridges toward greater cooperation and collaboration.
COVID-19: Quick Key Facts for Employment Relationship, Redlands, CA
Prolaw CLE
Conduct MCLE Seminar on ramifications of COVID-19 on employment relationship.
What Leaders Do: Ethically, Leadership Conference, UT- Arlington (TX)
Follett Student Leadership Center
Sprains, Strains and Fractures: Greeks and the Law, Los Angeles, CA
Sprains, Strains and Fractures: Athletes and the Law, Fullerton, CA
Cal State Fullerton
Rules Surrounding Employee Accommodations for Cancer Patients, Oncology Social Worker Symposium, UC Riverside
Beloved Foundation
Life as a Courtroom, Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP
3281 E Guasti Rd #100
Ontario, CA 91761
Telephone: (909) 345-8110
Fax: (909) 557-1275
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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