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John Secrest Richards

also known as J.R. Richards, John (J.R.) Richards

About me

J.R. Richards' practice focuses on developing long term client relationships representing their interests in both transactional matters and in civil litigation.  He represents both plaintiffs and defendants primarily in real estate and business disputes and has successfully litigated cases through dispositive motion, trial and settlement in state and federal courts.

J.R. prepares each case to achieve a favorable judgment by trial or before trial, and when in the best interest of the client leverages a favorable settlement.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    9 years, 200 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    9 years, 100 cases
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
    9 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (5-10%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ruben Sundeen

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    Ruben Sundeen Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jack William Schwartz Jr

    Committed to ethical and aggressive client representation.


    Jack Schwartz Landlord or tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Richards Law

261 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA, 94526


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Juris Doctorate with HonorsGolden Gate University School of Law2006
Certificate of Specialization: Real Estate LawGolden Gate University School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRichards Law2012 - Present
AssociateBardellini, Straw & Cavin, LLP2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Bar Association, Real Estate SectionExecutive Committee2008 - Present
Alameda County Bar Association, Real Estate SectionChairman2012 - 2014
Alameda County Bar AssociationVolunteer Attorney: VLSC2012 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Loan Dispute Victory$377,000.00 collected.
Constructive TrustTitle to Home or just compensation
Mortgage Rescue Disaster$800,000.00 +
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hacienda NetworkRichards Law For Real Estate and Business2014
East Bay Rental Housing AssociationTenant Early Move-Out2013
East Bay Rental Housing AssociationTenant With Bad Credit2013
East Bay Rental Housing AssociationLandlord Tenant: Megan's Law and Sex Offender2013
East Bay Rental Housing AssociationNudity In A Residential Unit2013
California Bar Real Property Law: E-BulletinCase Alert: In Sumner Hill Homeowners' Assn., Inc. v. Rio Mesa Holdings, LLC, Court Discusses Equitable Easements2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Denison UniversityReligion/PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992