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Morghan L Richardson

About me

Ms. Richardson's practice is focused on Divorce and Divorce Mediation. She is also experienced in litigation, family law issues that accompany Divorce, such as Child Support and Custody, Spousal Support and Marital Property issues, including asset discovery and protection.

My philosophy is to approach each case from the perspective of the best interests of my clients. As the divorced parent of two young children, I know the difficult balance working parents deal with on a daily basis. Divorce only further complicates that balance and can have severe developmental consequences for children. Divorce Mediation may take some of the stress and pressure of Divorce off the children and allow the divorcing couple to re-shape their relationship with a focus on placing their kids' interests first.

Of course, some cases are not suited for a low-conflict, mediated or collaborative approach and require the skills of an aggressive courtroom attorney. This is where my experience representing Fortune-500 companies in the national and international high-stakes litigation arena will benefit you.

Lagniappe (“A little something more”) about me: I was graduated from Tulane Law School, in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005, during which time I worked as an extern for Federal Magistrate Judge Louis Moore in the United States Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and served as a Managing Editor of the prestigious Tulane Maritime Law Journal. I also enjoyed eating lots of spicy Cajun seafood.

Prior to law school, I worked as an investigative newspaper reporter in Texas and Florida, winning the Associated Press Managing Editors of Texas Award in Investigative Journalism for a story I wrote about a botched and suspicious adoption case.

I am admitted to the state bar in Maryland, D.C. and New York, and the following federal courts: United States District Court for the District of Maryland; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 75%
    11 years
  2. Family: 15%
    11 years
  3. Mediation: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($375/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas Bert Feiter

    Having known Ms. Richardson over the course of many years, I can attest to her abilities and talent. I would encourage anyone looking for a family law attorney or mediator to meet with her.


    Thomas Feiter Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Charles Shinkle Watson

    I have not had the pleasure of working with Ms. Richardson, but I have followed her work answering questions, etc. on the Avvo site. She is obviously well-informed, thoughtful, and careful. She is wise beyond her years. And, frankly, anybody smart enough to get through law school while being in New Orleans gets my vote. I endorse this lawyer.


    Charles Watson Wrongful termination Attorney
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Contact info

Richardson Legal PLLC

31-08 Broadway
Suite 204
Astoria, NY, 11106


NYCurrently registered 200807/10/2016
DCActive 200607/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New York Rising Star (top lawyers under 40)Super Lawyers2014
New York Rising Star (top lawyers under 40)Super Lawyers2013
President's CitationMaryland Bar Foundation2007
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearSpriggs & Hollingsworth LLP2006
2001 Investigative Reporting - Second PlaceThe Associated Press Managing Editors Association of Texas2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRichardson Legal PLLC2010 - Present
Litigation AssociateChadbourne & Parke, LLP2007 - 2010
Litigation AssociateSpriggs & Hollingsworth, LLP2005 - 2007
Legal ExternThe Honorable Magistrate Judge Louis Moore, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana2004 - 2005
Legal InternPublic Defender's Office, Orlando Florida2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Women in the LawMember2013 - Present
Queens County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
New York State Council on Divorce MediationMember2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. V.B.Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal
F.A. v. N.A.Counsel fees denied
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Florida Atlantic UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Student Round Table seriesFamily Law in New York2015
Aidonis Realty Thursday Night Speaker SeriesEquitable Distribution and the marital home2012