Robert E.L. (Ed) Richardson
Robert Edward Lee Richardson, known as "Ed" to his friends and clients, was born and raised in Sherman, Texas. He resides in Sherman today with his wife and twin sons. He is a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church where he formerly served on the Church's Vestry as Junior Warden. In addition, he is a licensed Lay Reader and Lay Eucharistic Minister. Ed is an avid baseball and football fan. He is also a hunter and jogger.
Ed graduated cum laude from Sherman High School in 1991. He played center for the varsity football team which won two district titles. In 1989, while still competing in the State's highest classification (5A), the team was the only Sherman High football team to finish a regular season 10-0. Ed was a member of the Junior Classical League and competed in regional and state Latin competitions during his sophomore and junior years. He was consistently on the honor roll and earned several college credits while still in high school.
Ed attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas before transferring to Austin College to finish his collegiate career. He graduated cum laude from Austin College in 1995, with departmental honors in History. Ed double-majored in History and Political Science. He was a member of the Austin College Kangaroo football team in 1992, playing offensive tackle. He was also a member of the Pre-Law Society and Pi Gamma Mu honor society. As a junior, Ed interned in the chambers of the Honorable William Wayne Justice, former Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler. As a senior, Ed was awarded the Erwin Smith Fellowship and authored a senior honors thesis entitled Boots and Saddles: The Second Cavalry in Texas, 1855-1861; A College of Leadership. Since graduating, Ed has served as an outside reader for a later recipient of the Erwin Smith Fellowship.
Ed attended Texas Tech University School of Law on a full presidential scholarship, graduating in 1998. Ed excelled in intra-school advocacy competitions, reaching the finals in the first year Mock Trial and Negotiations competitions. Ed was ultimately appointed to the Board of Barristers where he served as a member of the Moot Court committee and as a trial and appellate judge for first year competitions. As a second year law student, Ed became a member of the Texas Tech Law Review. His article, A Police Officer's Legal, Consensual, Off-Duty Sexual Relationship is Not Protected by the Right of Privacy Under Either the Federal or Texas Constitutions: City of Sherman v. Henry, 928 S.W.2d 464 (1996) was published in Volume 28 of the Texas Tech Law Review. As a third year law student, Ed became a Casenote/Comment Editor for the law review.
Ed joined his father to form the Richardson Law Firm in 1998. Since joining the firm, Ed has handled criminal cases ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to capital murder. He has handled civil cases including personal injury, premises liability, civil rights violations, employment discrimination (plaintiff and defense), business litigation, debt collection, medical malpractice, insurance claims, and deceptive trade cases. Additionally, he has handled numerous family law matters pertaining to divorce, child custody and support, adoption and termination. Ed has also handled numerous appeals in both state and federal cases, including the filing of a petition for writ of certiorari in Supreme Court of the United States. Finally, Ed has handled both criminal and civil matters in federal court in the Eastern Districts of Texas and Oklahoma.
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