James Richardson joined the firm in 2019 after practicing law in both Shasta and Sacramento Counties since 2003. A native of Butte County, James served as a U.S. Marine and a firefighter before earning his law degree from Cal Northern School of Law in Chico, CA.
An experienced and accomplished trial attorney, James brings to the firm extensive trial and courtroom experience gained by serving sixteen years as a deputy public defender in Shasta County defending criminal, quasi-family law and civil cases. He also received valuable civil litigation experience working at a prominent Sacramento personal injury firm.
James pursues his passion for helping people by using his extensive trial and courtroom experience to advocate on his clients’ behalf. James prides himself on always being prepared and aggressively strives to achieve his client’s objectives in a smart, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
Outside the practice of law, James enjoys cheering for his favorite sports teams, spending time exploring the outdoors, reading books on history and leadership, and spending time with family and friends.