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Teresa Skretta Richards

Family Attorney at Lincoln, NE

4.6   9 reviews

also known as Teresa Richards

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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Anderson, Creager & Wittstruck, PC, LLO
1601 Old Cheney Road
Lincoln, NE, 68512

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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Teresa is the best!!
Teresa represented me during my divorce and child custody case. Teresa did a very good job of walking me through the process and providing me with options. Teresa took the time to get to know me and my family to provide a very personalized approach to my particular case. I appreciate everything she did for me and my family in order to have my kids live with me, especially knowing how difficult it can be in family court cases as a father.
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Posted by Rachel | January 4, 2019
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The Best
I am so grateful and feel so lucky that Teresa was my lawyer for a difficult custody case that lasted over a year. She's practical and up-front about expectations, but also incredibly empathetic. Working with her felt like we were preparing as a team. For each hearing she would give me clear direction about what I needed to do to prepare and really listened to my input. In court she was poised and level-headed, but relentless with her questioning. She's logical and not easily distracted, so if she knows something is true, she'll find a way to bring it to light through her questions. I'm so glad I had Teresa by my side and on my team. If you need an honest, kind, hard-working attorney, she's it.
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Posted by Judy | July 10, 2017
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Honest Attorney
Teresa Richards helped with my husband adopting my son. Teresa is an attorney that you want one your side. She is a very compassionate person and listens and understands your needs. I was very satisfied and would highly recommend her to others. Teresa would always quickly respond to my emails or phone calls. She would go above and beyond to make sure I was informed about everything going on with the adoption. She was extremely knowledgeable of adoption law and very confident in her abilities. She was very professional and most importantly, trustworthy. I would highly recommend Teresa Richards to anyone who needs legal services.
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Posted by Brooklyn Machacek | July 10, 2017
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Teresa knew exactly what needed to be done with our case, and we trusted her throughout the two years we worked with her. She was VERY helpful, and knowledgeable about everything when it came to our case, and put as ease knowing she was doing everything in her power to help us. I could not recommend Teresa more, 100% will give her name out to anyone in need of a lawyer!
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Posted by Tyler | June 26, 2017
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Honest and Straightforward
I hired Teresa to represent me in my divorce. When looking for someone to defend me, I talked to several attorneys. Each one said I would have to split the total value of the equity of my home with my ex-wife. Not Teresa. She explained that, since I owned the house before getting married, I should only have to split the value of the principal we paid down during our marriage. She helped ensure this outcome, which saved me a tremendous amount of money. Dealing with my ex-wife's attorney was often very frustrating, to say the least. There were times that I felt my character and integrity were questioned, and that her attempts to get my ex-wife the largest settlement possible often turned personal I felt. Teresa, on the other hand, stayed on point and was very professional throughout the entire process. This made a difficult time in my life a little easier. She even caught a $35,000 math error made by the opposing attorney in her client's favor. Once everything was finished, I ended up owing a fraction of what I expected to pay. If you are looking for someone who doesn't play games, is honest and straightforward, and is more concerned with getting you a fair deal rather than just a quick divorce, Teresa is someone you should talk to.
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Posted by Jeni | June 20, 2017
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Honest, Approachable, Organized, Personable
Too often, reviews glow to the point you wonder if they are an actual reflection of the work the person produces. Please do not turn a jaded eye to the excellent reviews you will find for Ms. Richards, for they speak the truth. In my life, I've had the opportunity to work professionally with many attorneys. Some good and some not so good. When I needed an attorney for my divorce, I was referred to Ms. Richards and was told she was an excellent attorney. They were right. The first time you sit down with Ms. Richards, you see immediately that she listens and actually hears you, which is a skill that is lacking for so many people today. She has a capacity to take intimidating legal challenges and boil them down to manageable tasks that give you a good grasp of what to expect. She maintains a level of professionalism and organization that speaks to my own heart. There is the Ms. Richards that is in her office during the consultation, where you feel comfortable and can explain your issues while she helps you sort to the real problem. Then there is the Ms. Richards that appears before the judge. She is everything you would expect from a good attorney in court. She epitomizes good judgment and use of words all the while always coming across as the most professional person in the room. She oozes credibility and as such, so do you as her client. Her compassion and humor make her good at what she does on a personal level. Her organization and professional level make her a top notch attorney. I have and would recommend her to anyone seeking help with family, child custody, divorce and separation. She makes an already difficult process bearable.
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Posted by BrianBrianp | June 20, 2017
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Excellent Advocate
Teresa handled many child support and custody issues for me. She is a strong, professional and caring advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Demetrius | September 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Teresa Skretta Richards is the best lawyer experience I have had in my 34 years of life! She is very good with communicating with her clients, she will not sugar coat anything, she is honest, and she will absolutely give her all as long as you give your all! I can sit here and go on and on and on about her, but to sum it up, she knows her work, she does her job above and beyond! TERESA IS THE BEST!! I absolutely love her!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2024
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Alert: A Disappointing Experience with Teresa's Legal Services
I had a very disappointing experience with Teresa. While she is quick to schedule meetings and charge for her services, she always hesitates to take actions in favor of her clients without seeking permission from the opposing counsel. It felt as though she operated more as an assistant to the other side's lawyer than an advocate for her client. Additionally, I encountered issues with honesty, with repeated instances of misinformation over a span of more than two years. She also refuses to present the truth in your favor to the court to keep the opposing counsel happy. I am currently considering to pursue legal action against her. If you value the outcome of your case, it might be prudent to explore alternative legal representation.
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Response from Teresa Richards February 21, 2024
Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am sorry our legal representation relationship did not work out. We set high standards for ourselves here at ACW LAW, and we are disappointed to know they were not met in your interaction. I did my best to make every effort to help you to the best of my ability and to communicate clearly. Somewhere along this process, I disappointed you and did not meet your expectations. And for that, I am sorry.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Anderson, Creager & Wittstruck, PC, LLO
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bollerup & Huxoll
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Staff Attorney/Supervising Attorney
  • Legal Services Of Southeast Nebraska
  • 1995 - 1999


  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (with distinction)
  • 1995
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • MA - Masters
  • 1992
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (with high distinction)
  • 1990


  • U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
  • Nebraska Advisory Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Lincoln Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Allen Moot Court Board
  • Unversity of Nebraska College of Law
  • 1994
  • Regents Scholarship
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • 1993
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • 1990
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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  • Family Law Practice Manual
  • Annulments
  • 2019
  • Family Law Practice Manual
  • Legal Separations
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Teresa
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Teresa is an excellent advocate for clients as well as a great attorney to work opposite with in family law cases."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the past Teresa and I have served as opposing counsel and currently I mediate and have provided services for Teresa's family law clients. Teresa is always prepared and her clients are well informed. Although she is a zealous advocate when the situation requires, she also will look for reasonable resolutions to family law matters thus preventing her client from incurring the emotional and financial costs of litigation when the situation allows."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often recommend Teresa to friends and family seeking a family law attorney. Teresa's legal skills and ethics are above reproach. I also appreciate the way she seems to have mastered the balance between being a "hard hitting" attorney when necessary, while also demonstrating appropriate sensitivity when working with families and children. I highly recommend Teresa if you are in need of a family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa is an attorney with integrity, superior knowledge and experience. She is well respected in the legal community. I confidently refer family law cases to her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Teresa is a fabulous lawyer. She is smart and aggressive and brings heart and empathy to cases. She is practical and solution-oriented and she has a good rapport with clients, other lawyers and judges. Top notch."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Lincoln Family Lawyer Teresa Skretta Richards
Teresa Skretta Richards
Family Attorney
Lincoln, NE
Licensed for 28 years
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