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I joined Casper & Casper in 2007. I am licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky.
At the age of 13, I attended a civil rights march to Music Hall on Martin Luther King, Junior Day with my Aunt Megan, who I have had the pleasure of practicing law with for my entire career. From that point, I had more than a passing interest in the civil rights of all people.
During my Junior year at Bowling Green State University, where I was majoring in English and History and minoring in Africana Studies, I considered careers as an English professor or an attorney. After interning for a summer at Casper & Casper, I realized my passion for promoting and protecting the civil rights of all people and for providing people with access to justice through the legal process.
In 2007, I joined Casper and Casper as an Associate. I focus my legal practice on Personal Injury Law, Negligence Law, Employer Intentional Torts, Employer Violations of Specific Safety Requirements and Products Liability, among other areas. I always handle Workers' Compensation administrative hearings and litigation.
Each time I meet with a new client, I explain the team approach taken by Casper & Casper regarding every case, an approach that utilizes the expertise and experience of the attorneys at Casper & Casper and within the practice as a whole and that pinpoints the right experts for each specific case. I tell my clients that I will do everything possible to make sure that they walk away from a trying experience with the best possible outcome for them. I am upfront and genuine in my approach to each case and will listen to my clients’ concerns and questions while clearly communicating the steps in the legal process that can lead to a successful outcome.
I reside near Cincinnati after growing up in Ross, Ohio. I currently serve as the Assistant Coach of the Northern Kentucky Youth Hockey Association Bantam House team. I also actively serve on the Butler County Advisory Board to the American Cancer Society and am active in the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
I am very involved with the Ohio State Bar Association for which I have served as Chairperson of the Insurance Law Committee and am currently serving as the Chairperson of the Negligence Law Committee. In 2010, I graduated from the OSBA’s inaugural Leadership Academy.
In 2012, I was inducted into the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association and served as its Treasurer.
In the past, I have spent time on stage and behind the scenes in productions of the Greater Hamilton Civic Theater. I spend much of my spare time playing hockey and watching my favorite team, the Detroit Red Wings. I enjoy swinging the golf clubs in the warmer months, though most people stay as far away as possible. I also love to travel.
I recently finished a project with the Ohio State Bar Foundation 2011 Fellows Class. The project is called O.P.E.N Court. It has produced a series of videos and supplemental materials that will be sent to courts and classrooms statewide to help prepare children with exceptional needs (autism and other developmental disabilities) for interactions with the juvenile court system. Summit County Juvenile Court and a few others have developed amazing programs to help children with exceptional needs in their court systems. With the help of representatives from that court as well as other experts on developmental disabilities throughout the state, videos and supplements were designed to be used more generally across the state.
For more information about the project go to the link: http://www.osbf.net/opencourt.
Please contact me any time to discuss your case.
Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Mr. Richards is a rising star in the legal community. He is the only attorney in Ohio that I will refer personal injury clients too. He is a tireless advocate for his clients and has done very well for the clients I have referred to him.
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Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|District 1 Award for Community Service by Lawyers 40 and under||Ohio State Bar Foundation||2010|
|President's Award||Sigma Phi Epsilon||2004|
|President's Award for Distinguished Service||Bowling Green State University||2004|
|President's Award for Most Distinguished Service Senior||Bowling Green State University||2004|
|Mitch Weitzman Memorial Award||Bowling Green State University- Greek BGSU||2003|
|Junior Man of the Year||Sigma Phi Epsilon||2003|
|Law Clerk||Freking & Betz, LLC||2005 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Negligence Law Committee||Chair||2013 - Present|
|Kentucky Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Kentucky Justice Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Northern Kentucky Youth Hockey Association||Bantam Assistant Coach||2012 - Present|
|Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association||Past Treasurer||2012 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Foundation||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Leadership Academy||N/A||2009 - 2010|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee||Chair||2008 - 2010|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee||N/A||2007 - Present|
|American Cancer Society||Past Board President||2007 - Present|
|Greater Hamilton Civic Theater||Past Board Member||2007 - Present|
|Ohio Association for Justice||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Cincinnati Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Negligence Law Committee||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Butler County Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Phi Beta Kappa||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Sigma Phi Epsilon||Past Chair of Membership Development||2000 - Present|
|University of Cincinnati College of Law||N/A||N/A||2007|
|Bowling Green State University||English and History with Africana Studies Minor||Bachelor of Arts||2004|