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John Secrest Richards

John Secrest Richards

Richards Law: Representing Owners of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Landlord Tenant
  • California
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J.R. Richards' practice focuses on developing long term client relationships representing their interests in both transactional matters and in civil litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants primarily in real estate and business disputes and has successfully litigated cases through dispositive motion, trial and settlement in state and federal courts. J.R. prepares each case to achieve a favorable judgment by trial or before trial, and when in the best interest of the client leverages a favorable settlement. Community Involvement: * Coach/Manager for Pre-K/K softball team the Purple Puppies 2016. * Coach/Manager for the Danville Seadogs T-Ball team 2015. Great Team. So proud of our players! * Technical director for VGTV a television show run by the student body leaders of Vista Grande Elementary School. 2014- Present. * Served as the chairman of the Alameda County Bar Association Real Estate Executive committee. * Volunteer Landlord/Tenant Attorney with the Alameda County VSLC. On a monthly basis, J.R. assists low income landlords concerning problematic situations with tenants. * Lawyer Referral Service committee: Helped evaluate applicants for the Alameda County Bar Association referral panels.

Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Real Estate
Honors: Graduated with Honors, Real Estate Certificate of Specialization with honors.
Activities: Student Body President and representative, tutor for numerous renowned professors including Roger Bernhardt and the Honorable Maria Elena James.
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Denison University
B.A. (1992) | Religion, Philosophy
Activities: Denison Recycling Program, Golf Team, Solicitor General
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Professional Experience
Richards Law
- Current
Bardellini, Straw, Cavin & Bupp, LLP
Certificate of Specialization: Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Witkin Awards
One various best student awards, most notably in contracts.
CALI Award
Won various best student runner-up awards, most notably in legal writing.
Professional Associations
Contra Costa Bar Association
- Current
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Alameda County Bar Association
Member and Former Chairman of Real Estate Executive Committee
- Current
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California State Bar  # 249073
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Contingent Fees
    It just depends on the case and how best to serve the client. It is possible that a contingency does not serve the client's best interest.
Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Richards Law Website
Danville Real Estate Lawyer
Contact & Map
261 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Telephone: (925) 231-8104
Fax: (925) 231-8109