Patrick J. Richardson has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney for more than 25 years of his 34 years of practicing. He has practiced in East Brunswick, New Jersey for over 22 years. His areas of practice include:
Personal Injury – 30 years
Workers’ Compensation – 25 years
Medical and Legal Malpractice – 25 years
Municipal Court – 25 years
Employment Law - 30 years
Civil Rights and Constitutional Law – 30 years
Dental Malpractice - 23 years
Nursing Home Neglect
He received his J.D. Degree from Rutgers Law School in Newark in January of 1982. While attending law school, he was appointed to the Rutgers Moot Court Board. Thereafter, he served a Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable John E. Bachman in Superior Court, Middlesex County in New Brunswick.
In 1983, he was appointed Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. He concentrated on civil litigation with much of the caseload dealing with injury and constitutional cases. While serving as a Deputy Attorney General, he provided representation to the N.J. Judiciary, N.J. Department of Human Services, N.J. Department of Corrections, Department of Transportation, N.J. Transit Rail and Bus Operations, and other State agencies and employees in civil jury trials in both the State and Federal Court systems. The position required handling civil rights trials, including Section 1983 actions as well as civil service appeals.
He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1982 and has also been admitted to the Bars of:
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1982)
United States Court Appeals for the Third Circuit (1985)
New York (1991)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1998)
Appointments as Arbitrator
Arbitrator, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey since 1992
Arbitrator, New Jersey Superior Court, Somerset County
Arbitrator, New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County since 1992
Former Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
He served as a Board Member for the New Jersey Supreme Court District Fee Arbitration Committee for Middlesex County for four years.
He has been a volunteer for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Mass Disaster Relief Program 1997.
He has lectured for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on Civil Trial Preparation since before 1998. He served as the Panel Chairman from 2005 to 2009.