Catherine A. Richardson serves as a Deputy City Attorney with the San Diego City Attorney's Ofice. Ms. Richardson has over twenty five years of litigation experience in a broad range of practice areas, including wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, construction defects, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, insurance bad faith, and business cases.
Not long after graduating from law school, she gained valuable trial experience prosecuting criminal cases, including domestic violence cases while in the nationally-recognized Domestic Violence Unit of the City Attorney's Office.
Ms. Richardson has volunteered her time as a Pro Tem Administrative Law Judge for the State of California, as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Small Claims Court, as an Arbitrator for the San Diego County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee, and on the Two-Attorney Settlement Conference Panel for the San Diego Superior Court, North County Division. She also serves on the Board of Directors of teh San Diego Inn of Court and has been a Workshop leader for the Inn's Evidence and Trial Practice programs for many years.
Ms. Richardson was born in New York, and relocated to San Diego in 1979. She received her BA from UCSD, and her law degree from the University of San Diego. She has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988.
Licensed since 1988
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyers||San Diego Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyers||San Diego Magazine||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award||Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||2001|
|Deputy City Attorney||San Diego City Attorney's Office||2014 - 2014|
|Senior Counsel||Klinedinst, PC||2011 - 2014|
|Deputy City Attorney||San Diego City Attorney's Office||2009 - 2011|
|Owner||Law Offices of Catherine A. Richardson||2006 - 2009|
|Partner||Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire||2004 - 2006|
|Associate||Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire||1997 - 2004|
|Deputy City Attorney||San Diego City Attorney's Office||1990 - 1997|
|Associate||Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire & Padilla||1988 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Diego Inn of Court||Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Director||2002 - 2005|
|Consumer Attorney Association of San Diego||Director||2002 - 2008|
|San Diego County Bar Foundation||Director||2002 - 2005|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1988 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorney Association of San Diego||Member||N/A|
|San Diego County Task Force on Domestic Violence||Co-chair||N/A|
|San Diego Superior Court, North County||Two-Attorney Panel Settlement Conference||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Neighbor Disputes Law and Litigation,||Chapter 7 - Noise, Odor and Light||2014|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of California - San Diego||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Lorman Educational Services||Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in California||2003|
|Workshop||Evidence and Trial Practice||1996|