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Patrick J. Richardson, P.C.

Patrick received his J.D. Degree from Rutgers Law School in Newark in January of 1982. While attending law school, he was appointed to the Rutgers Moot Court Board.  Thereafter, he served as Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable John E. Bachman in Superior Court, Middlesex County in New Brunswick.

In 1983, he was appointed Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. He concentrated on civil litigation with much of the caseload dealing with injury and constitutional cases. He also provided representation to the N.J. Judiciary, N.J. Department of Human Services, N.J. Department of Corrections, Department of Transportation, N.J. Transit Rail and Bus Operations, and other State agencies and employees in civil jury trials in both the State and Federal Court systems. The position required handling civil rights trials, including Section 1983 actions, as well as civil service appeals.

Admitted to the Bars of
New Jersey (1982)
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1982)
Pennsylvania (1984)
U.S. Court Appeals for the Third Circuit (1985)
New York (1991)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1998)

Appointments as Arbitrator
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey since 1992
New Jersey Superior Court, Somerset County
New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County since 1992
Former Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

Other Appointments
Board Member for the New Jersey Supreme Court District Fee Arbitration Committee for Middlesex County for 4 years.
Volunteer for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Mass Disaster Relief Program 1997.
Lectured for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on Civil Trial Preparation since before 1998.  He served as the Panel Chairman from 2005 to 2009.

Completely professional, strong advocate for his clients, achieved a favorable outcome for our case.

Patrick Richardson reinforced my faith in the legal system. He was informative, fair, completely HONEST, and a strong advocate for me and my case. Patrick and his receptionist kept me informed during the case and the fee schedule and expenses charged were certainly fair. I would not hesitate to recommend Patrick Richardson to anyone who needs his services.


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