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Nicholas William Richardson

Family Attorney at Palatine, IL

4.8   27 reviews

also known as Nick Richardson, Nicholas W. Richardson

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    55%
    Palatine lawyer Nicholas W. Richardson can advance your divorce goals and provide guidance and expert advice. His command of family law, divorce mediation and collaborative law promotes a spirit of cooperation and consensus. Attorney Richardson places special focus on family law practice areas includes: Divorce, Uncontested divorce, High-net Worth Divorce, Collaborative law, Divorce Mediation, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property/Retirement Account Division and more.

    20 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    45%
    No one enters into a marriage expecting to divorce, but the reality is that people change, circumstances change, and couples do divorce. Facing a divorce, you need an experienced family law attorney to walk you through the process, alleviate the stress of the legal proceedings through guided, experienced action, and last but not least, create and evaluate a strategy that addresses your situation and needs. A competent attorney allows you to focus on rebuilding or starting over.

Family Law Attorney Nicholas W. Richardson understands the importance of listening to each client’s specific needs and leverages his 16-plus years of experience for each client. He creates a tailored plan to address individual concerns and legal issues with a matter-of-fact approach.

Attorney Richardson actively serves the Northwest Suburban Bar Association through nominated and appointed positions. He was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013. Additionally, he is part of the Attorney Network for Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife Company.

In 2009, he opened his namesake family law office and serves as the primary point of contact for his clients, and in 2015, he hired a paralegal to help maximize his time helping clients. Attorney Richardson handles each case in the same thoughtful manner that has resonated with his clients since he started practicing law in 2003.

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Location

Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C.
110 N. Brockway
Ste. 220
Palatine, IL, 60067

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Jen | November 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best
Mr Richardson if I could give 100 stars I would. Mr Richardson did so much for my child support case and did an outstanding job securing myself and child’s future. He made the whole process simple and less stressful. A dream I’ve had for such a long time will now become a reality thanks to Mr Richardson. I highly recommend hiring him for representation in family law cases.
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Posted by Rakan | March 17, 2022
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Top notch Attorney
Nick is the Best divorce Attorney you will ever work with, Marie was so helpfull too, i recommend them to anybody looking for an honest, upfront, responsive , proffesional attorney, to navigate and resolve any divorce or family related issues.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Nick and his team reviewed and prepared documents for my divorce case. Nick represented me in court with minimal effort on my own part. No issues, all went well.
Posted by Ernest | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional, helpful lawyer in negotiation
Mr. Richardson is very professional and has been very helpful in resolving my case. Very good understanding of the law and work to get a reasonable compromise. Thank you!
Posted by Tom S | January 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!!
Nick represented me on a family law matter with integrity and professionalism. He dealt the situation with balanced approach and offered his unbiased expertise to achieve an optimal outcome without me needing to spend on court and attorney costs. Thank you Nick!!
Posted by Steve | October 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer. Very fair
Great lawyer knows what he is doing and what needs to be done. No nonsense lawyer and I recommend him highly. Won’t get anyone better
Posted by Laura | October 5, 2020
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Great lawyer who will fight for you.
Nick was great, not only did he help me with my case he made sure it was done right and kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Nick!
Posted by Linda | April 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Everything you want in a lawyer
Nick is very professional, courteous and responsive. Nick had to deal a very difficult person on the other end, and he managed to help me through every curve ball my ex husband threw at us. Not only did he work tirelessly to get me the resolution I was looking for, he was always honest, never steered me wrong and fought as hard as any lawyer could. Having had a previous lawyer, I can tell you that I wish I had started with Nick right off the bat. I have recommended him to every one I can, because I am 100% confident he will do right by them. While I hope to never have to go back to court, in the event that I do, I know who I will call immediately. If you want someone you can be comfortable with on a personal level, and confident in front of a judge...Nick is your guy.
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Posted by Brandon | April 23, 2020
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Great Job and Thank You
Nicholas Richardson is an excellent attorney, I have used him a couple of times over the past few years. He has always been very professional and prompt to take care of my issues. I never had any issues with his quality of work. Nick would always follow up with his progress of my cases which was appreciative. Thanks for all the help
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2019
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Pre-nup discussions
Nick and I met in the summer to discuss the terms of a pre-nup. Nick took his time to explain everything to me, answer multiple questions over many months and make sure that I was understanding the document I was signing. We discussed payment and billing upfront and both were easy to handle. Nick and his team answered emails and phone calls within a reasonable time period as well. Please consider using Nick and his team for your legal needs, as it is difficult to find someone who is patient and willing to explain things to you in regular terms.
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Posted by Al | October 24, 2019
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Exceptional!!!
Nick is straight forward, no frills and very knowledgeable of the law. He does a great job of explaining options and possible outcomes of my case . He always responded very quickly to my questions and emails . Nick was on top of things from start to finish and because of his Expertise and professionalism I had a very positive outcome with my case . Thank you Nick , I highly recommend you !!!
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Posted by John | September 2, 2019
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Great job.
Nick did a great job looking out for my best interests and dealing with a very difficult opposing attorney. His voice of reason and restraint was priceless.
Posted by Michael | March 15, 2019
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Expert Navigator
Nick took me through a collaborative divorce process during 2018. He made the points of the law easy to understand, he was responsive, and I always felt that he had my best interests in mind. I would recommend him to anyone going through this difficult process.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend!
Very thorough and always prompt with any needed follow up. Very knowledgeable. Couldn’t have asked for more.
Posted by FAITH | February 1, 2019
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Fantastic Attorney
Nick is very professional, polite, and down to Earth. His website is very informative. I contacted him for a consultation and retained him on the spot. He explained very clearly what my options were and what the expected outcome would be. When I had questions, he was prompt with responses. I felt confident in his ability to represent me and that was a great comfort to me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
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Excellent Service
He is very professional. Made the process easy and I would recommend him for all my legal needs.
Posted by Mike | September 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Great lawyer and explained everything in detail so I could understand the process. Answered all questions I had and git it done in a timely fasion. Thanks Nick!
Posted by Mary | September 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Responded quickly via email or phone during my entire case and moved to resolution quickly.
You were able to get to resolution quickly; when my ex-husband brought up many issues, you were able to go straight to negotiation. You responded to me quickly via email or phone, a negative with my past lawyer. Excellent experience. I'm sure to recommend to your office to my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2015
Wonderful fathers rights attorney
I couldn't ask for a better attorney to represent me in divorce court. He immediately instilled confidence in me from the first meeting we had. Everything from his style, his knowledge, his experience and his understanding and compassion for my case gave me hope. As a father fighting for the right to be with my kids more than 4 days a month, I told Nick from the start, I only want whats fair... 50/50 time with my kids. In the end, through skillful negotiations and court room experience, the outcome is exactly what I hoped for when I walked into his office the first time. I'll get to be a dad, not a visitor.
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Posted by Gary | October 27, 2014
Outstanding
Nick was our lawyer for our divorce case. He took the time upfront to explain the divorce process, and was careful to point out the possible bumps in the road along the way. Our case was finalized efficiently and exceeded our expectations. Nick is professional, experienced, and caring.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Owner
  • Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lagattuta & DeGrazia, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Linda K. Schneider & Associates
  • 2003 - 2007

Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Missouri
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Family Law
  • Various

Associations

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Co-chair Matrimonial Law Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Homeowners Association
  • Current President, Previous Treasurer
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Parliamentarian
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Appreciation of Service: Board of Governors
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Paternity Court Facilitator
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch & Learn Moderator
  • Recent & Critical Case Decisions
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (16)
Endorse Nicholas
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, he is a strong client advocate."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick is a skilled family law attorney with a discerning ear that enables him to hone in on the real issues facing the litigants. This skill leads to a reasonable and successful out come for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nick is a diligent and knowledgable attorney who works hard for his clients. I am glad to endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is an excellent attorney whom I have referred individuals to in the past and they have been very happy with his services."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had cases opposing Mr. Richardson. He is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had several cases opposing Mr. Richardson and he always zealously advocates for his clients while maintaining the utmost civility and professionalism. He is an excellent litigator and well versed negotiator and I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Nick on several cases throughout the years. He is knowledgeable, a zealous advocate for his clients and very professional. Nick will always strive to work out settlements, but will not shy away from a contested matter if the situation warrants. I highly recommend Mr. Richardson."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicholas understands the law and knows how to use the law to achieve his clients goals."
Unknown Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Palatine Family Lawyer Nicholas William Richardson
Nicholas William Richardson
Family Attorney
Palatine, IL
Licensed for 20 years
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