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Thomas M Richardson

also known as Tommy Richardson

About me

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


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    19 years
  2. Car Accident: 30%
    19 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 30%
    19 years



Contingent (20-50%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • William J Friedl

    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.


    William Friedl Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Madhu Kalra

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Madhu Kalra Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

19840 N Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, AZ, 85024-0001


AZActive 199707/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
TreasurerArizona Trial Lawyers2015 - Present
Maricopa County Judicial Selection CommissionerArizona State Bar2015 - Present
Founding PartnerFriedl Richardson Trial Lawyers1997 - Present
Adjunct Professor in LitigationPhoenix Summit Law School2014 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Lawyers2010 - Present
Arizona Trial LawyersBoard Member2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Auto Accident$375,000
Dog Bite$15,000
Underinsured Motorist Accident$430,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Friedl Richardson BlogCompensation for Your Child's Injuries from a Car Accident2016
Friedl Richardson BlogBicycle Accident Victims Can Pursue Compensation If Injured by a Negligent Driver2016
Friedl Richardson BlogCommon Back Injuries that Lead to Lawsuits2016
Friedl Richardson BlogDo I Need My Own Lawyer as a Passenger in a Car Accident2016
Friedl Richardson BlogI was hit by a car while walking in a cross-walk: Now What?2016
Friedl Richardson BlogHow to Win A Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit2016
Friedl Richardson BlogHow Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Work?2016
Friedl Richardson BlogWhat To Do in the Case of a Truck Accident When You're Not At Fault2016
NoloWho's Liable for a Dog Bite?2016 Global Legal ResourcesDog Bite Liabilities: What Should You Do if You Were Bitten by a Dog?2016
Friedl Richardson BlogWrongful Death Compensation Greatly Helps Victims Families2016
Friedl RichardsonPrevent Accidents by Reviewing Pool Safety Tips2015
Friedl Richardson10 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer (Infographic)2015
Friedl Richardson BlogWhat to expect from a bicycle accident lawsuit2015
Friedl Richardson BlogHow do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?2015
Friedl Richardson BlogWho can file a wrongful death lawsuit2015
Friedl Richardson BlogHow to handle an insurance dispute after an auto accident2015
Friedl Richardson BlogI was involved in a car accident…now what?2014
Friedl Richardson BlogDo texting and driving accidents effect your decisions behind the wheel2014
Friedl Richardson BlogIs personal injury protection worth the cost2014
Friedl Richardson BlogPreventing aggressive behavior in dogs2014
Friedl Richardson BlogWhat constitutes nursing home abuse that leads to a lawsuit2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cumberland UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arizona Trial LawyerSeminar Presenter2015
University of Phoenix Summit Law SchoolLitigation2014
ASU Law School LitigationArizona State University2010

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