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Michael Richardson
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Michael Richardson


Prior to joining Hilliard Law, Michael Richardson was a partner with Beck Redden LLP in Houston, Texas.  At Beck Redden, Michael distinguished himself as a trial lawyer other lawyers turn to when they have a problem. Michael’s practice has included a wide array of complex litigation matters involving legal malpractice, professional liability, contract disputes, intellectual property, business torts, insurance coverage, class actions, product liability, and personal injury.  Over the course of his career, Michael has been recognized as a top-rated attorney by Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America and Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers.

Michael served as the Pro Bono coordinator at Beck Redden during which time the firm received the Houston Bar Foundation Award for Outstanding Small Firm Contribution to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers.  Michael’s leadership in the legal community has also included serving on the Board of Trustees for the Houston Lawyer Referral Service, as a member of the District 4 Subcommittee of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, and as a Committee Member and Arbitrator for the Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee.

Admissions & Education

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas, 1997
  • United States District Courts: Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas


  • B.A. Michigan State University
    East Lansing , MI 1993
  • Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barons The University of Houston Law Center
    Houston , TX 1997


  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star
  • Named in Best Lawyers in America for Legal Malpractice Law
  • Recognized in Texas’ Best Lawyers for Legal Malpractice Law-Defense
  • Named “Super Lawyer” by Thomas Reuters Super Lawyer’s

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • $10
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    While working at a chemical facility, our client was instructed by the owner to climb to the top of a vessel to install spacers on a pipe when he was suddenly and without warning exposed to high concentrations of deadly chemical gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen, hydrogen, and hydrogen sulfide.

  • $20
    Million Settlement
    Property Damage

    On the eve of the arbitration hearing, Hilliard Law attorneys obtained a $20 Million settlement on behalf of Nueces County, Texas for property damage that occurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

  • $50
    Million Settlement
    Wrongful Death

    In September 2021, Hilliard Law attorneys secured a $50 Million settlement for the family of a man who died in a commercial trucking accident.

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