Member Moves

Richardson To Retire From NC House

March 03, 2022

Longtime N.C. House of Representatives member and NCAJ member Billy Richardson announced this week that he will not seek re-election. Richardson first served in the House from 1993 to 1996 and was elected a second time in 2015. Currently, Richardson serves as chair of the House Judiciary 2 Committee and vice chair of the House Redistricting Committee.

Rep. William O. Richardson

A graduate of Campbell University’s Adrian Norman Wiggins School of Law, Richardson has practiced law since 1980 and has been a member of NCAJ since 1983. His law practice in Fayetteville, The Richardson Firm, focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice, eminent domain and criminal defense. In the 1980s, Richardson, with Gerald Beaver, defended U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Hennis against murder charges in a case that gained national attention and had lasting judicial implications.