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Joseph E. Richards

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Phone: (888) 883-6588
Fax: (833) 562-2667

2677 N Main St #520
Santa Ana, California 92705

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Mr. Richards is a Certified Legal Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the State Bar of California, California Board of Legal Specialization.

As an Applicant's Attorney and later a defense attorney, Mr. Richards has appeared before just about every Workers' Compensation Appeals Board of Southern California on matters such as liens, AOE/COE, priority conferences, threshold issues, expedited trials on issues of medical treatment and temporary disability, mandatory settlement conferences, and trials of cases-in-chief.

In May 2014, Mr. Richards entered solo practice in Santa Ana, again exclusively representing Applicants in Workers' Compensation claims, from the filing of the Applications for Adjudication to resolution.

Mr. Richards now spends approximately 90% of his practice time as an Applicant's Attorney in the California Workers' Compensation system with regular frequency. The other 10% is split between labor & employment law, wages & hours, personal injury tort law, and disability law.

Mr. Richards is a member of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association, Orange County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section and a member of the California Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Section. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, membership in which is limited to Trial Lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in Advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of One Million Dollars or more.


J.D., Whittier Law, 2011
Business Law

B.A., Lake Forest College, 2004

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of California
Member Since: 2011

Orange County Bar Association
Member Since: 2011

  • Hagman Scholar, Whittier Law, 2009
  • Presidential Scholar, Lake Forest College, 2001
Work Experience
  • Attorney, Law Office of Joseph E Richards, 2011 – Present
  • Attorney, Law Offices of Weitzman & Estes, 2014 – 2014
  • Attorney, Law Offices of Singer & Benjumea, 2013 – 2014
  • Certified Law Clerk, Orange County District Attorney’s Office, 2010 – 2011
  • Law Clerk, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, 2009 – 2009
Client Reviews
“I'm glad i choose the Law Office of Joseph E Richards, because they were informative about my case, very professional,and i won my case, i will do business again.” Taletha H.
“Mr. Richards was one of three attorneys referred to me. He was the only attorney that took time to really listen to my situation to determine if he could help me. Mr. Richards is highly experienced, personable, and reassuring. Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. is tech savvy. He fights diligently for the best possible outcome for his clients. He handled my case easily. I would, without hesitation, refer my family, friends, and acquaintances to his law office.” Susan