Richard was born and raised in Orange County, California, and graduated from the University of California, Irvine, in 2014 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Political Science. He went on to concurrently earn his Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Minnesota’s Law School and Carlson School of Management.
While studying in the University’s dual-degree program, Richard earned Honors as a Staff Member and then as a Managing Editor of the Minnesota Law Review, where he refined his legal research and writing skills working on a breadth of academic articles. In his final year, he worked as a Student Attorney with the University’s Business Law Clinic, assisting local entrepreneurs with transactional matters such as entity formation and filings, operating and employment agreements, and other contracts relating to their businesses. During his time in business school, Richard concentrated on financial analysis and management, and served as a Student Analyst within the Carlson Funds Enterprise.
Upon graduation in 2018, Richard returned home to Orange County and was admitted to the California Bar. He spent the first four years of his legal career working for a boutique insurance defense law firm and quickly gained experience in all aspects of civil litigation practice.
Outside of work, Richard is a passionate baseball and football fan (go Angels and Chargers), and enjoys snowboarding and hiking in the mountains.