John R. Richardson

Attorney Headshot 150 Second Avenue North
Suite 1500
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
T (727) 823-0540
F (727) 823-0230

Quick Look

Since joining the firm, John R. Richardson has practiced in many phases of civil and criminal litigation including professional malpractice, long term care, motor vehicle liability, premises liability, civil rights litigation, mortgage fraud, and criminal defense. Mr. Richardson has successfully defended his clients through the trial process throughout Central Florida and Illinois.

Representative Experience

  • Former prosecutor and lead trial attorney on behalf of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida from 1992-1996

Professional Affiliations

Community Involvement

  • Alpha Phi Alpha - Local Graduate Chapter President 2008 - Present
  • Sixth Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee
  • Mayoral appointment to the St. Petersburg Arts Advisory Committee 2006 - Present
  • Sigma Pi Phi
  • Pinellas County School Volunteer
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • Pinellas Cares - Former Board Member

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Casualty Litigation
  • Police Liability and Sovereign Immunity Defense
  • Long Term Care Defense
  • Fraud Investigations and Criminal Defense


  • Alcorn State University , B.S. 1988
  • Stetson College of Law, JD 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993

Court Admissions


  • Victor O. Whele Award for Outstanding Trial Practice, 1991
  • Cecil & Augusta Bailey Award for Character, 1991