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Thomas M Richardson

Personal injury Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   28 reviews

also known as Tommy Richardson

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Personal injury falls into many categories from bicycle accidents to wrongful death. We have represented thousands of accident victims throughout Arizona since 1997 in all areas of personal injury. Our experience has proven to be successful with millions in settlement dollars for clients.

    26 years

  2. Car accident
    30%
    The most common type of personal injury is being involved in a car accident. Dealing with the insurance companies can be daunting and unfair at times. Our firm has successfully represented 1,000's of car accident cases since 1997. We have the experience and knowledge to truly maximize case results.

    26 years

  3. Wrongful death
    30%
    Wrongful death cases can be complex and require the knowledge of an experienced attorney. Our firm has handled many of these types of cases successfully by providing the necessary components to maximize case results.

    26 years

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN WRONGFUL DEATH, CAR ACCIDENTS, AND PERSONAL INJURY. FREE CONSULTATION!

In Phoenix and throughout Arizona, we have built a trusted reputation for standing up for the rights of people whose lives have been changed by the negligent act of another person or a business. From dog bite cases to premises liability matters, we handle every case with energy, intelligence, compassion, and a commitment to meeting the individual needs of each client. Call me today if you need a Phoenix personal injury lawyer.

Friedl Richardson Trial Lawyers was founded in 1997 and we have worked hard creating a reputable and highly-rated firm competent in every level of personal injury law.  Our firm does not obtain clients through paid advertising but rather through referrals and hard work.

 

Below is a list of my community involvement: 

  • 2010, 2012, 2014 Top 100 Lawyers American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011 -2015 Arizona Senate Confirmation Hearing and confirmed/appointed as Maricopa County Judicial Selection Commissioner
  • 2014 - 2015 Treasurer Arizona Trial lawyers
  • 2009 – 2015 Arizona Trial Lawyer Seminar Presenter
  • 2010 – 2015 Board Member Arizona Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 University of Phoenix Summit Law School Adjunct Professor in Litigation
  • 2012-2014 Sponsor Advanced Trial Advocacy Conference Arizona Trial Lawyers
  • 2011 Selected by Arizona State Bar and appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to serve as Maricopa County Judicial Selection Commissioner
  • 2010 Guest Speaker ASU Law School Litigation
  • 2004 – Present Sustaining Member Arizona Trial Lawyers

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015

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Contact Thomas

Friedl Richardson
13633 N Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, AZ, 85022

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Thomas Richardson Review
Tommy Richardson is a skilled and compassionate attorney. I hired him to settle a personal injury case from a car accident and he worked hard to present my case and obtain a settlement for me. He always treated me with respect and was very knowledgeable about the court system and personal injury cases. I would recommend him to any individual in need of an attorney in the area of personal injury, car accidents or wrongful death lawsuits.
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Posted by Babak | February 19, 2015
Case well handled!
I hired Tommy to handle my motor vehicle accident case 3 years ago. I was rear-ended while traveling on the 101 freeway. He is very knowledgeable and stayed on top of everything throughout the case, keeping me well informed. He put forth great effort to make sure the case was going well and also payed careful attention to all of the important details to make sure that nothing was missed. The case was a success and I would gladly give his name to anyone who needed similar services. He is one of the best in the business!
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Posted by Maria | November 21, 2022
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Highly Recommend
I hired Thomas Richardson based on the recommendation of a family member and couldn’t be happier with the results. Mr. Richardson exceeded my expectations. I appreciated his knowledge of Arizona personal injury law and his experience of dealing with many types of insurance companies. His deep level of experience and expertise allowed him to successfully navigate my case. He was able to anticipate possible issues and prepared me for each step along the process. His Paralegal, Heidi Reilly, could be easily reached by phone and email - even returning email inquires the same day on weekends. Heidi dealt with the insurance companies and the medical billing departments my behalf. I felt very comfortable with her compassion and professionalism. Thomas Richardson is highly reliable, a man of his word, and an excellent negotiator. I would recommend Thomas Richardson without hesitation.
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Posted by Susie | December 15, 2021
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Car accident
The staff was very helpful. At first my case appeared to be basic, I was rear ended. It ended up going into litigation and I was upset at first. Kristi and Keira walked me through the process and Tommy met me out if state to see a specialist for my type of injury. They always returned my calls and emails and kept me informed. Great team! I trust them and highly recommend them!
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Posted by Nicole | November 25, 2020
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Accident during pregnancy
I want to take the time to say thank you to Tommy and Isis for taking my case when other firms couldn't. They were very caring and compassionate to me during this very difficult time. Isis was very helpful and was there when ever i needed help. I would recommend this firm to anyone.
Posted by Jan | November 18, 2020
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Review on Thomas Richardson
It was a pleasure working with Thomas Richardson & Isis Weimer as my legal team. They were easy to communicate with and very knowledgeable and helpful to work with. They worked hard to win my case for me. I would highly recommend Mr. Richardson to anyone looking for an honest & helpful attorney who will fight for you!
Posted by Vivian | May 19, 2020
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Car accident
Tommy Richardson and assistant Jodi Reaves did an excellent job on my case. They did worked hard on getting me a fair settlement. I highly recommend them to my friends and family.
Posted by James | March 18, 2020
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Satisfied Client
Thomas and his staff did an excellent job settling my under insured accident case. I had never filed a suit before, so Mr. RICHARDSON and his staff walked me through the process and helped me to get a great settlement. I would strongly recommend his firm to anyone who needs legal advice or a lawyer who will what hard on their behalf.
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Posted by Collin-Mitchell Armstrong | August 29, 2019
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Friedl Richardson Trial Lawyers A+++
I would highly recommend Friedl Richardson Trial Lawyers to anyone looking for great representation. They did an excellent job on my case and got me the settlement I deserved. Both Tommy and Jodi were very professional and wonderful to work with. I can't say enough good things about this firm! A+++
Posted by Ira | May 23, 2019
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Excellent Representation
Mr. Richardson aggressively fought for full compensation and fair resolution to my incident with a wrong way drunk driver. My experiences with Thomas were nothing but positive and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in need of an honest and hardworking lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2019
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Excellent in dealing with governmental red tape
Tommy Richardson was a very competent advocate for us in a case involving a school district. (School bus rear-ended us while we were stopped at a stop light.) He negotiated a fair settlement in a situation involving a great deal of bureaucratic and legalistic red tape and denials -- even though the liability was clear. We could not have handled the many details without his help.
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Posted by John | January 30, 2019
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Thomas Richardson Review
I was driving my golf cart through a controlled intersection when I was struck by a car running a red light. I suffered numerous injuries including two spinal compression fractures, resulting in ongoing back pain. The driver of the car was not insured nor was the owner of the car. After two years of frustration in trying to deal with my insurance company, I decided to hire an attorney. After considerable research I chose Tommy Richardson. Tommy and his staff listened carefully to the details of my accident and ensured that all my injuries were documented and reviewed by top professionals. Tommy and his assistant Jawana are very compassionate, personable, knowledgeable, and thorough. They left no stone unturned. They promptly responded to all my questions and concerns and kept me fully informed on the case as it moved forward. Tommy's skills and knowledge enabled him to negotiate a fair settlement with my insurance company. I highly recommend Tommy for personal-injury cases.
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Posted by Albert | August 21, 2018
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Albert
I would recommend Thomas m Richardson as a lawyer to anyone who needs one.He and his staff were very personable and understanding. And they went the extra mile to win my wrongful death case.They truly were there for me at a low point in my life. Very Thankfull.
Posted by Susan | August 21, 2018
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Tommy Richardson
After my husband died due to an automobile accident, I was called Tommy and explained the situation. He met me at his office on July 4th, even though it was a holiday,, and spent quite a bit of time going over the details of James' accident. Within 13 months of the accident, he was able to get me a very fair settlement. Through the whole process he, and his team, kept me advised on what was transpiring with the insurance companies involved with this event. I appreciate all of the effort he made with my case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2018
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Multi-Car Accident
Tommy did a very good job tracking down the defendant who caused the accident. We were kept aware of all progress til the case was satisfactorily completed. The associates were professional and helpful. Tommy was pleasant to work with . We would hire him again if we ever needed to.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2017
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Personal Injury Case - Trip and Fall
I strongly recommend Mr. Richardson - professional, responsive, and personable. I had a very challenging case to prove and he and his staff did a "fantastic" job from start to finish with an "excellent" end result. With my case in their hands, I was able to focus on healing. Thank you, Mr. Richardson - I certainly appreciate all you and your staff did for me!
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Posted by Lucinda | January 12, 2017
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Auto Accident
Mr Richardson represented myself and family after a hit and run, destroying my car and sending me to the hospital. His paralegal, Jodi Crowder, kept me informed of each phase of the insurance negotiations. With the assistance of such a terrific team, this law firm recovered every penny I was entitled too. Trying to navigate the ( choppy waters ) of the insurance companies can be challenging but with Thomas M. Richardson as my attorney this process was quick and easy. Best Attorney I've ever hired
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2016
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Helped me settle my medical bills after being rear-ended
I never needed a lawyer before I got hit from behind, damaging my shoulder in the process. The medical bills for rehab and recovery were substantial. Tommy and his team worked to help me win an arbitration and negotiate my medical bills down to a reasonable amount. His assistant Jawana helped me through all my anxieties about the process of having to sue the insurance company through arbitration. Tommy helped prepare me every step of the way and fought to get what I was due. If you are in a similar situation, I highly recommend Tommy to anyone.
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Posted by Alida | May 10, 2016
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Tommy - Reliable Lawyer to Advocate the Best Outcome with Utmost Ingerity
We never ever needed a lawyer in our life before. That was until our then 10 year old some got hit by a truck. Tommy worked our case from cradle to grave. I found his office thru an online search ... and looking back ... I am so thankful I decided to go with him and this law firm. Throughout the process, Tommy was very reliable and when I asked questions, he answered in a time fashion, and when I didn't understand ... he answered again ... patiently and as thoroughly so that I understand. Everything he said he would do ... he did. I feel he negotiated the best for us under the circumstances we were facing and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. I would recommend Tommy and this Law Firm further to anyone who finds themselves in an unfortunate situation due to an accident. Thank you Tommy and Jodi Crowder for everything you have done for our Jalen!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2016
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A good lawyer
I found Mr. Richardson to be a kind person and an effective, professional attorney. He recovered damages on my behalf after we were rear-ended. He also went out of his way to help me with some of the nonmedical aspects of the collision.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-50%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Treasurer
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maricopa County Judicial Selection Commissioner
  • Arizona State Bar
  • 2015 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Friedl Richardson Trial Lawyers
  • 1997 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor in Litigation
  • Phoenix Summit Law School
  • 2014 - 2014
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Education

  • CUMBERLAND- SAMFORD U
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Auto Accident
  • $375,000
  • Premises Liability caused wrongful death
  • $300,000
  • Dog Bite
  • $15,000
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Associations

  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona Trial Lawyer
  • Seminar Presenter
  • 2015
  • University of Phoenix Summit Law School
  • Litigation
  • 2014
  • ASU Law School Litigation
  • Arizona State University
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Thomas
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tommy is a highly skilled lawyer. He is very dedicated and focuses on getting the best outcome for his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We have worked together on many occasions and I would recommend hiring Mr. Richardson if you have been injured in an accident and would like to discuss compensation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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