Jennifer A. Richards

  • Attorney
  • Livonia, Michigan Office

Jennifer Richards is an attorney in our Livonia office where she concentrates her practice on appeals, law enforcement defense and litigation, municipal law and insurance defense.

Overview

Jennifer Richards is an attorney in our Livonia office where she concentrates her practice on appeals, law enforcement defense and litigation, municipal law and insurance defense.

She writes briefs for submission to all levels of state and federal courts, arguing cases in all levels of state and federal courts of appeals, and performing research for all areas of law handled by the Firm.

Prior to joining CMDA, Ms. Richards served as a research extern at the Michigan Court of Appeals drafting research reports and proposed opinions for Michigan Court of Appeals’ judges in criminal cases.  Additionally, she worked as a student intern in the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Veterans Clinic assisting military veterans with their benefit requests before the Veterans Administration.

Education

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2015

Michigan State University, B.A.

 

Honors

Michigan Rising Star Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2018 Rated by Super Lawyers

Frank Murphy Honor Society Inductee (top 10% of graduating class)

Recipient of the Deans Scholarship

Member of the National Order of Barristers

Dean’s List, 2013-2015

Law Review Title Editor

Competitor in National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C., 2014

Best Respondent’s Brief Award, National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, 2014

Recipient of the Book Award for the highest grade in Pre-Trial Litigation Law Firm Program, Advanced Legal Research, Secured Transactions, Veterans Law Clinic, Family Law, First Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Human Rights, Advanced Advocacy, Environmental Law, Evidence, Property, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Law

Memberships and Associations

State Bar of Michigan
– Young Lawyers Section
Oakland County Bar Association
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA)

Jurisdiction and Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Education

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2015

Michigan State University, B.A.

 

Honors

Michigan Rising Star Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2018 Rated by Super Lawyers

Frank Murphy Honor Society Inductee (top 10% of graduating class)

Recipient of the Deans Scholarship

Member of the National Order of Barristers

Dean’s List, 2013-2015

Law Review Title Editor

Competitor in National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C., 2014

Best Respondent’s Brief Award, National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, 2014

Recipient of the Book Award for the highest grade in Pre-Trial Litigation Law Firm Program, Advanced Legal Research, Secured Transactions, Veterans Law Clinic, Family Law, First Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Human Rights, Advanced Advocacy, Environmental Law, Evidence, Property, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Law