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About Me

Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court Of International Trade, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Circuit Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Federal District Courts in California, Colorado, Indiana and Texas.

Colorado Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years.

Licensed to practice law in UK and Wales as a Solicitor.

Colorado Contractor License for over 20 years.

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)


Practice Areas


  1. Commercial: 45%
    21 years
  2. Internet: 40%
    16 years
  3. Entertainment: 10%
    2 years
  4. Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion: 5%
    41 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Dennis Sheehan

    I endorse Steve Richter and the work he does. Over the past 10 years I have had occasion to work with Richter and have always found that he was extremely knowledgeable in the applicable legal theories and related procedures. His overall grasp of the nuances of the internet/telecommunications/international laws has been remarkable. Richter’s breadth of experience makes him an exceptional lawyer. He quickly can seize up any business and acquire a full understanding of the practical, as well as technical, issues which make the business successful. I would recommend him to any of my clients, and often turn to him for his counsel. In additional to being well versed in the overall practice of law, Richter is honorable and always a professional in his work and demeanor.


    Dennis Sheehan Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    R Reisch
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Po Box 6394
San Diego, CA, 92166

Office () 9



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Practicing CertificateLaw Society of England and Wales2014
AV RatingMartindate Hubbel2013
E-Commerce Certificate of AttendanvceStanford University2013
Certifcate of AttendanceInstitute for Advertising2012
USD Law School Moot Court JudgeUSD Law School2010
Certified Information Privacy ProfessionalInternational Association of Privacy Professionals2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Certificate of AppreciationTax Section of California Bar2003
Overseas Registered AgentAnguilla Government2003
A-V RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Certificate of AppreciationSan Diego County Bar2000
U.S.Tax Court Litigation ProgramNational Institute for Trial Advocacy1995
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySteve Richter Law2011 - Present
Outside General CounselVarious Clients2006 - 2012
PartnerGoodman & Richter, LLP1997 - 2005
Deputy District AttorneySan Diego District Attorney1995 - 1996
Tax SupervisorKPMG1972 - 1975
Association NamePosition NameDuration
University of San Diego Law SchoolMoot Court Appellate Justice2010 - Present
International Association of Privacy ProfessionalsMember2010 - Present
Law Society of England and WalesMember2009 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselMember2008 - Present
Mobile Marketing AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - 2004
San Diego County Bar AssociationChair Tax Litigation1999 - 2000
Anguilla's Commercial Online Registration NetworkOverseas Registered Agent1999 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Shackleford v U.S.Plaintiff received refund from IRS
Microsoft v OptinRealBigSettlement
New York Attorney General v. ClientSettlement
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Publication NameTitleDate
San Diego Lawyer MagazineAnswering a Higher Call2000
San Diego Lawyer MagazineCourt Unification1999
San Diego Lawyer MagazineSearch Warrants1998
San Diego Lawyer MagazineThe Service Giveth and the Service Taketh Away1996
San Diego Lawyer MagazineThe New Taxpayer Bill of Rights 21996
San Diego Lawyer MagazineOne If By Land, Two If By Sea1995
OutlookHow To Select a Forum For Tax Litigation1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Newport Univ SOLLawlaw1993
Pace UnivBusiness Administrationundergraduate1969
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Advertising Dispute ConferenceInternet advertising2015
Legal 101Inernet law for Advertisers2012
Affiliate ConventionCompliance in internet advertising2009
Affiliate SummitManaging Legal Risks in Affiliate Marketing2008
2008 Breakaway ConferenceBest Practices2008
Webmaster RadioInternet Advertising2007
Affiliate SummitCompliance and Privacy Policies2007
FTC Spam ForumPotential Solutions To Spam2003
Client In House PresentationAdvertising on the internetN/A