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Posted by Scott, a Divorce client, Flag
He failed to send me copies of paperwork sent to my wife's attorney as per our contract. I gave him copies of 2 medical bills to be forwarded and it didn't happen. Lost out on $1500. Billed me for 5 hours of court time when we only spent 2 hours there. He won't respond to my inquiries. Did not do a very good job of representing me in my divorce, so much for being a lawyer for men.
Posted by MP, a Divorce client, Flag
From the first phone call Kevin was wonderful. He listens to what is going on and really helps make the legal process so much easier. I was on my way to hire him before the day was over. He is very considerate. And very knowledgeable. I even recomended him to my family. I would say Kevin Richardson is a 15+ on a scale from 1-10 he completely blows that away. GREAT LAWYER! !!!!!!! No question about that. I will keep him around as I know I will continue to need his legal services.
Posted by Stephanie, a DUI client, Flag
Kevin has been my lawyer for the past four years during a lengthy court case. Rarely does one hear the words "trustworthy" and "personable" to describe a lawyer, but Kevin has been both trustworthy and personable, going above and beyond for me as a client.
Most importantly, my court issues have been resolved, thanks to Kevin!
I have a tremendous amount of respect for Kevin Richardson...
He treats his clients as people, not a case number. I am grateful to have had the the opportunity to work with Mr. Richardson, and always recommend him whenever possible!
Posted by Brandy, a Car Accident client, Flag
FINALLY!!! It has been 5 years since my accident and it is finally coming to a close... This morning(sept.28) was the arbitration hearing, which has been a loonnngggg time coming. I am soo happy that my lawyer Kevin Richardson has been such a great lawyer and helped me through this long process, even when I wanted to give up. I know that no matter what the arbitrator sets the settlement at, it will not undo the damage that was caused, but it will at least help pay the bills that have been piling up
Posted by Laurie, a Child Custody client, Flag
I retained Mr. Richardson for my current custody modification and have been nothing but pleased with his work. He is typically very responsive to voicemail and email. I have not once had to wonder what was going to happen when we were in court. He is a great advocate for my child I am trying to gain full custody of.
I would highly recommend Mr. Richardson to anyone who is a custody battle.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
In June of 2009 I had hired Kevin Richardson to represent me in my family law case. After I had retained Mr. Richardson I had requested he help me file several motions to address all the important aspects of my case.
#1 Motion to find the opposing party in contempt of the Parent Relocation Act / statute.
#2 Motion to return children to Washington State
#3 Motion to press criminal charges for parental kidnapping
#4 Motion to apply a temporary parenting plan
#5 Motion to obtain child support
#6 Motion to modify restraining order
Mr. Richardson argued that he should encompass all motions into only one listed as a “MOTION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE CONTEMPT” (6/25/2009) under the assumption that all our desires would be addressed at once. I argued to clearly list all motions independently but he refused to do so and assured me that all of our concerns would be addressed if we did it his way as this was how he understood the judges and commissioners preferred to have it done. I specifically asked if I should provide any further documentation like a parenting plan, financial statement, witness statements or anything else I was prepared to provide, but Mr. Richardson insisted it was not necessary and refused to give my file additional attention for purposes of reviewing detail.
After the filing but prior to our court date, I had made 11 attempts via telephone and email to contact Mr. Richardson to discuss our case or setup a meeting to prepare for our hearing. Mr. Richardson refused to engage and I was only able to relay messages to him through his paralegal, Lindsay [last name removed].
On 7/27/09 we went to court before the commissioner who only addressed the contempt motion and berated Mr. Richardson for not filing all necessary paperwork to be completely prepared for the meeting. Commissioner Meagan Foley continued to admonish Kevin Richardson for not following current protocol that was listed in the most recent Bar Association newsletter specifically dictating to provide multiple motions clearly defined when filing. Immediately following that Friday morning’s court hearing, Mr. Richardson told me the next step would be to file all the paperwork I had originally requested we file under my layman’s advice. He said he would file all the motions and additional paperwork the following Monday.
When I called to confirm our filings that next Monday I spoke with Mr. Richardson’s paralegal, Lindsay [last name removed], who told me he had no plans to file it on Monday but would be contacting me this week when he does. I learned Mr. Richardson had let go of some of his support staff at that time. By that Wednesday I had not received any call from Mr. Richardson’s office I had called to find only an opportunity to leave a voicemail message. At this time I was unable to file any motions for myself because I was being represented by Mr. Richardson. I could not fire him and have him withdraw himself as my attorney because I had no money to retain another attorney and could not get a hold of him to get resolution.
I had continued to call daily over 23 times during the course of 4 weeks to finally get a hold of Mr. Richardson only to learn he had closed his practice and was joining a new practice, Anderson Hosnick. Mr. Richardson told me he would file the motions I needed the following week when he had an opening.
When I did not hear from him I continued to call his office regularly and after another 18 more attempts of emails and leaving voicemails after another 5 weeks passed I got a hold of Mr. Richardson. I learn he had not filed the motions he had said he would. Mr. Richardson’s excuse was that he was unable to because the paralegal at his new office had passed away unexpectedly, and he was too overburdened with heavy workload to address my needs. He continued to inform me his firm had just hired his original paralegal, Lindsay [last name removed] who would be able to assist him in filing my paperwork.
Within 2 weeks Mr. Richardson’s office filed the paperwork on 9/15/2009. Again, prior to the court
Posted by a Family client, Flag
I really appreciate all the help that Mr. Richardson has given me. He was patient, kind, and instructive, guiding me through a difficult divorce. I'm thankful for his insistence regarding counselling and I know I've benefited from his representation.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Kevin is refined and skillful. He represented me with thoughtful consideration. I interviewed 4 other attorneys and chose Kevin for his balance of personal and professional integrity. He kept me grounded and realistic but yet not once did he ever convey anything less than optimism and confidence. For my specific case I found his efforts and representation to be heroic. He succeeded in doing what other attorneys said could not be done. He is a superior attorney not only because of skill and commitment but also because he is a good person with strong character.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
I had heard about what an exceptional lawyer Kevin Richardson was for years before I needed his legal help. He has an excellent reputation in Olympia, Lakewood and Tacoma. He has helped my family and I, on four occasions for different concerns. He is unusually bright, calm, and kind. He is very busy but very responsive and generous in his time and attention. I have recommended numerous patients to him over the last seven years and they have all been delighted with his legal support and amazed with how comfortable he made them feel, during their difficult situation. I have dealt with a lot of lawyers and it is obvious that Kevin is truely exceptional.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Kevin and I have had a professional relationship for over 10 years. I have used his services on three separate occasions, for completely different issues. He took care of a custody case for me in 1999, a car accident in 2001 and is currently handling a very acrimonious divorce for me. He is thorough, easy to talk to and honest about the possible outcomes of your case. He is a family man and is interested in doing what is best for YOUR family. No one likes having to get legal services, but Kevin makes the process as smooth as possible. If I can help it, I will never use another attorney, ever.
Posted by a Contracts client, Flag
We found Mr. Richardson to be relaxed and knowledgeable to the extent that the plaintiffss realized they had no case against us. When we say "relaxed" we mean he was calming in a very trying situation. We observed him in the case of our abused by husband daughter. He calmly put him in his place, nicely, yet effectively. Elaine worked for attorneys for 20 years and in comparison, Mr. Richardson was exceptionally nice and helpful.
Posted by Arika, a Child Custody client, Flag
I haven't finished all of my court proceedings with Kevin yet, but so far he is great. He has done everything he could to help me out. If it weren't for him I think I would have gotten screwed more so than I already am. THANK YOU KEVIN
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Kevin Richardson was a very caring attorney who was always looking out for my best interest. My case was handled in a timely and professional manner. I've recommended a few associates to his office.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
This is one of those lawyers that have given all other lawyers a dirty name. I hired him to help with a restraining order and a divorce. He screwed up my divorce so badly that I had to undue the damage he did and start from scratch myself. When he was handling my divorce his assistant was in some sort of accident. Consequently he did not or was not able to follow his court docket schedule and he missed my court date for my divorce causing my case to be dismissed. He didn't have the decency to notify me. Instead he decided to demand the rest of the money I owed him and tell me he was no longer going to be my lawyer since I was declaring bankruptcy. Never mind the fact that he recommended a bankruptcy lawyer to me a month previously!! Never mind the fact that after he went through a $2000 retainer and I had a monthly payment agreement with him that I was current with. He also charged me for time I spent cooling my heels in his waiting room while he talked with other clients.
He is sarcastic and egotistical, most of the time spent talking with him is spent talking about himself and how wonderful he is. I was charged for time spent reading my case file for a restraining order and when my court hearing came up for that he showed up 5 minutes prior and read my file as fast as he could. He gave the judge so much misinformation that I spent the whole time correcting his statement. He did nothing when I informed him that my x-spouse violated the restraining orders on our IRA's and withdrew the money. When I went to his office to ask for a look at my file they told me the "couldn't find it"! Finally I got help through NorthWest Justice who advise me what to do.