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George Baker Richardson

Family Attorney at Palo Alto, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    45%
    Certified as a Specialist in Family by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. My entire practice is limited to all aspects of family law [divorce, parenting, asset allocation, premarital agreements, peaceful dispute resolution, mediation, collaboration, and the like].

    35 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    My practice is more than 20% "Divorce/Separation". It is 100% Family related. AVVO requires that I put a number in the percentage box. Certified as a Specialist in Family by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. My entire practice is limited to all aspects of family law [divorce, parenting, asset allocation, premarital agreements, peaceful dispute resolution, mediation, collaboration, and the like].

    35 years

  3. Mediation
    20%
    My practice is more than 20% "Mediation". It is 100% Family related. AVVO requires that I put a number in the percentage box. Certified as a Specialist in Family by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. My entire practice is limited to all aspects of family law [divorce, parenting, asset allocation, premarital agreements, peaceful dispute resolution, mediation, collaboration, and the like].

    35 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    My practice is more than 10% "Marriage/Prenuptials". It is 100% Family related. AVVO requires that I put a number in the percentage box. Certified as a Specialist in Family by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. My entire practice is limited to all aspects of family law [divorce, parenting, asset allocation, premarital agreements, peaceful dispute resolution, mediation, collaboration, and the like].

    35 years

  5. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    My practice is more than 5% "Uncontested Divorce". It is 100% Family related. AVVO requires that I put a number in the percentage box. Certified as a Specialist in Family by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. My entire practice is limited to all aspects of family law [divorce, parenting, asset allocation, premarital agreements, peaceful dispute resolution, mediation, collaboration, and the like].

    35 years

Committed to the peaceful and respectful resolution of family law matters without resort to court imposed results.

Location

Law Office of George B. Richardson
Palo Alto, CA, 94303

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Happy Divorcee
I initially hired George to help review my MSA, but then, due to circumstances beyond our control, the mediation process went pear shaped, and I had to retain George to renegotiate a deal. We succeeded in negotiating a satisfactory compromise, and for that I am very very grateful.
Posted by Susan | May 31, 2015
Awesome Self Divorce Assistance
Don't usually post reviews, but George is an exception. I had a mostly amicable divorce situation, and wanted to keep legal costs down by filing my own paperwork. I had an initial consultation with George where he listened to my story and headed me in the right legal/paperwork direction. I did most of my own filings, but the final paperwork is quite mysterious and tricky. Not wanting to drag things out by filing something incorrectly, I again scheduled time with George to help make sure I had the correct forms and had them filled out correctly.....I did not. With about 35 minutes of his time - and he only charged me for this amount of time, not an entire hour as some lawyers do - I had everything ready for final filing. I definitely recommend George to help you handle your divorce - no matter how you end up dealing with things. He is very calming, understanding, honest, and extremely helpful.....and a very nice man!
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer & Mediator
  • Law & Mediation Office of George B. Richardson
  • 1973 - Present

Education

  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Princeton University
  • BA with Honors
  • 1969

Associations

  • Collaborative Practice California
  • President, Secretary, Board of Directors since inception
  • 2006 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Chaired and served on various committees
  • 1998 - Present
  • Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
  • Deacon; Choir: Member, President, Secretary, Board Member
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Eureka Award
  • CP Cal
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Numerous
  • Divorce Options: Choices about Divorce
  • N/A
  • Nearly every IACP Annual Forum
  • Various Aspects of Collaborative Practice
  • N/A
  • Every annual CP Cal "Celebration"
  • Various Aspects of Collaborative Practice
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (12)
Endorse George
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. George Richardson is an outstanding Family Law practitioner in the South Bay and the Peninsula. He is a leader in the Collaborative Law Movement and is an excellent mediator and collaborative practitioner. He is knowledgeable and mature. I recommend him most highly."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an outstanding attorney who passionately represents his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Other
"I do not know Mr. Richardson personally but I have seen his many answers on this site to people writing in with legal questions. His answers are not just helpful but insightful. He has a knack for understanding the issue presented and responding to it. He no doubt expends his time and effort here for the benefit those with legal problems moving them in the direction they need to go. It's easy to endorse Mr. Richardson as an attorney."
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Collaborative Practice California with George for 7 years. George is smart, compassionate, analytical, and creative. He is patient, respectful, and positive. I am grateful to have worked with George and to continue to learn from his guidance. I give him my highest endorsement."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known George for over 15 years and have always found his professionalism and knowledge beyond reproach. He is wonderful to work with."
Mediation Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known George Richardson for many years through our mutual participation in an on-line discussion forum for attorneys, and now through Avvo. I have been and remain impressed with his professional and intellectual abilities and his extraordinarily clear communication skills. George Richardson cares about his clients and the legal profession, two characteristics that result in good lawyering. I would have no hesitation whatever to refer even my best friend to him for legal assistance."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Richardson is one of the finest Family Law attorney's in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A consummate Collaborative professional! At the local, state and national level, George works tirelessly to promote Collaborative Practice for the benefit of families everywhere. And most importantly, those who work with him as part of a Collaborative team, have the benefit of his intelligence, professionalism and commitment to excellence."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know George as a colleague and member of Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley. I have also had a collaborative divorce case with George. George is an excellent lawyer: very knowledgeable in the area of family law, highly skilled as a mediator and collaborative practitioner, and wholly dedicated to assiting parties in respectfully resolving their family issues out of court."
Mediation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. George is an outstanding collaborative lawyer and is so recognized by his peers. If you have one brief meeting with him, you will see why."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known George for over 30 years. He is an excellent, fair and ethical attorney. I can recommend him highly with no reservations."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse George Richardson. George rented an office next to mine for several years. We discussed cases involving both estate and family law fairly often. George is smart and diligent. I refer clients to him for family law matters and no one has ever complained. Diane S. Greenberg Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel, LLP Menlo Park, CA"
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. George is a national leader in the collaborative divorce movement--a widely recognized trainer and a mentor to even advanced collaborative practitioners. His success clearly stems from his personal commitment to families, something seen not often enough in divorce lawyers."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with whom I have worked for many years. George always uses his excellant skills whether he is represending a client as an advocate or in a collaborative law setting or when he is serving as a mediator to achieve the best results."
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