Richard was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. After college and marriage, he and his family lived in Oregon. In 2003, Richard and his family moved to Sacramento, California.
Richard entered the legal profession after a rewarding career in non-profit leadership – as a local church pastor, youth leader, and summer camp director. Now, he is leveraging his organizational, leadership, and people skills in representing clients who have been injured by the negligence of others.
Richard entered law school with a passion to learn and grow. He worked full time as a law clerk during law school, attending classes in the evening. His hard work and perseverance paid off. He earned numerous awards, including four Witkin awards for academic excellence, top advocate and best brief at the first-year moot court competition, membership on the moot court competition team for two years, membership on the moot court executive committee, and the outstanding senior award at graduation.
Richard’s favorite experience during law school was spending his last semester as a judicial extern for Justice Ronald Robie at the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. There he received invaluable experience and mentoring in legal research, analysis, and writing. One of his draft opinions, edited and adopted by Justice Robie, was published, and still stands as legal precedent today.
Richard has the unique combination of positive people skills, insightful legal analysis, and hard-working drive to fight and win for his clients. His life’s work has consistently focused on improving the lives of others. As an attorney, Richard continues to make a difference in the lives of his clients who need caring and competent representation.
J.D. with great distinction, from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law – Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration
M.Div. from Andrews University
B.A. in Theology from Walla Walla University
Affiliations and Activities Include
Member of the American Bar Association
Sacramento County Bar Association