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John J. Richardson

Practice Groups:
Pittsburgh Office
Frick Building
437 Grant Street, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

A member of the firm’s Litigation Group, John handles a wide variety of litigation matters including product liability defense, personal injury defense, premises liability defense, insurance defense and coverage, commercial litigation, nursing home defense, violation of consumer protection statutes and employment litigation.

John has represented clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, manufacturing, oil and gas, consumer products, sports equipment, infant and juvenile products, industrial equipment and machinery, real estate development, nursing homes, insurance carriers, and school districts and municipalities.

He has tried cases in various state trial courts in Pennsylvania and participated on trial teams in the Federal District Courts in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He has argued appeals to the Pennsylvania Superior Court and has also briefed and argued dispositive motions in numerous trial courts throughout Pennsylvania and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. 


John Carroll University, 1997, recipient of the Lenny Wilkins Award in 1996 for his performance with the basketball team and was honored with the “J.J. Richardson Work Ethic Award,” established by the Men’s Varsity basketball program in 1997.

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2000, Notes Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Journal of Law and Commerce

Courts Admitted

 Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of West Virginia

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Ohio Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Defense Research Institute

Community Involvement

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh: “Big Brother” and Board Member since 2009

Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project

Pittsburgh Next

Downtown YMCA: Former Board of Managers

Pittsburgh Cares: Former Board Member (President: 2010-2011)


2012 Graduate of the CLM’s Litigation Management Institute hosted by Columbia Law School

John Carroll University Athletic Hall of Fame - 2014

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2010

2008 PUMP/Pittsburgh Magazine “40 Under 40” Award Recipient