Joseph Easton Richards works at Law Office of Joseph E Richards in Santa Ana, California. His focuses his practice on areas such as workers compensation, employment, labor, car accident, wage & hour, discrimination, retaliation, disability, work injuries, work-related illness, work death, etc.
The California Board of Legal Specialization at the State Bar of California has certified him as a Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. He has devoted ninety percent of his practice to the California Workers’ Compensation system with regular frequency and other ten percent to the combination of areas like labor & employment law, wages & hours, personal injury tort law, and disability law.
He has obtained the membership of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which only those Trial Lawyers get who achieve a trial verdict, award or settlement in at least One Million Dollars and demonstrate their exceptional skills, experience, and excellence in Advocacy.
Joseph E. Richards also holds the membership of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, the Workers’ Compensation Sections of the California Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the State Bar of California.
Under his practice of workers compensation claims, he routinely handles matters such as threshold, trials of case-in-chief, expedited trials on issues of medical treatment & temporary disability, liens, mandatory settlement conferences, AOE or COE, and priority conferences.
He primarily appears before the Santa Ana Workers Compensation Advisory Board and also enjoys arguing before the Judges in Long Beach, Pomona, Anaheim, Ontario, San Bernardino, Riverside, and others in Southern California.
He deals in work injury cases concerning a variety of injuries such as burns, amputation, internal injuries, back injuries, closed head injuries, electrocution & electric shock, ligament tears & tendon injuries, exposure to toxic substances, eye injuries & loss of vision, strains & sprains, and broken bones.
He completed his Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics from the Lake Forest College in 2004. Lake Forest College named him Presidential Scholar in 2001. The hidden functionalities of business motivated him and spent some time discovering what goes on behind the scenes of a company.
He joined the Whittier Law School and earned his Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Business Law in 2011. The law school named him Hagman Scholar in 2009. He also served as a Law Clerk with Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and later with Orange County District Attorney’s Office, while in law school.
He passed the bar exam in the first attempt and obtained the license to practice law in the state of California in the same year. He started working as a legal assistant in 2011 with attorneys in Irvine, California and took up duties such as discovery, liens, court documents, organizing files for correspondence, and miscellaneous items like Subrosa.
He briefed discovery documents such as subpoenas duces tecum, medical reports from primary care & treatment providers, and Qualified Medical Evaluators.
He entered solo practice in May 2014 in Santa Ana and helped applicants in Workers’ Compensation claims while handling every aspect of their case from the filing of the Application for Adjudication to resolution via trial or settlement.
He is zealous in his representation and compassionate to his client’s legal needs.
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