John C. Richardson – Retired

John Richardson, attorney

JOHN C. RICHARDSON – Retired.  As a consultant, John continues to be a resource to the Firm’s attorneys in the areas of education law, employment law, and litigation.

Prior to his retirement from active practice, John represented numerous public school districts and community colleges, as well as non-profit and for-profit corporations. For many years, he served as general legal counsel to public and private entities that employed over 5,000 employees in Southern Arizona.  While the primary emphasis of his practice involved efforts to avoid and conciliate disputes, John was frequently involved in litigation covering a variety of topics, including numerous employment and education-related matters.  His litigation work involved both trial and appellate cases, including an appeal and argument before the United States Supreme Court.  John earned a B.S. with high distinction in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law, graduating first in his class.