Attorney

James H. Richardson

Attorney

James H. Richardson

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law J.D. (2005)
    • Order of the Coif

    • Hugo Black Scholar

    • Law Clerk, Honorable J. Foy Guin, Jr., United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama (1978-79),

    • Journal of the Legal Profession

      • Board of Editors (1976 – 1978)

  • ​Davidson College B.A. B.A. (1975)
    • Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama 1978

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama 1978

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama 1990

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit 1981

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit 1981

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 1984

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1982

  • U.S. Supreme Court 1982

About James

Jim Richardson is the Founding Partner of Richardson Maples, P.C. He is a native of Huntsville, Alabama, and a fifth-generation lawyer (son of a former Alabama State Bar president, grandson and brother of Madison County judges).

Jim’s practice has always involved civil litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and businesses, both domestic and foreign.

Over the years, he has been engaged in a wide variety of cases, but with a large number of insurance-related matters, such as liability claims of all types, coverage disputes, bad faith, and fraud. He has handled hundreds of cases for the insurance industry.

Frustrated with the hostile manner in which his former insurance clients treated accident victims, policyholders, and their lawyers, Jim chose to focus his practice on representing victims of accidents and insurance company abuse. He finds great professional gratification in the opportunity to bring his experience to bear on behalf of the injured and to standing up for the individuals who have experienced the predatory practices of today’s insurance industry.

Jim and his wife Nancy are the proud parents of two sons (Ben and Will). Ben is a 2016 honors graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, and Will is a student at Vanderbilt University. He is also contemplating law school.

Jim and Nancy are members of First United Methodist Church and have been active on a variety of community boards in the Huntsville area.

Professional Associations

  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association Member
  • American Bar Association Member, Forum on Franchising

  • American Bar Association Member, Litigation Section

  • Alabama State Bar

    • Member

    • Member, Litigation Section

    • Member, Employment Law Section

    • Member, Task Force on Pro Hac Vice Admissions

  • American Association for Justice Member​

  • Alabama Association for Justice Member​

  • Appointed Mediator State Courts

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama Member, Panel of Neutrals

  • Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution Mediator

About James

Jim Richardson is the Founding Partner of Richardson Maples, P.C. He is a native of Huntsville, Alabama, and a fifth-generation lawyer (son of a former Alabama State Bar president, grandson and brother of Madison County judges).

Jim’s practice has always involved civil litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and businesses, both domestic and foreign.

Over the years, he has been engaged in a wide variety of cases, but with a large number of insurance-related matters, such as liability claims of all types, coverage disputes, bad faith, and fraud. He has handled hundreds of cases for the insurance industry.

Frustrated with the hostile manner in which his former insurance clients treated accident victims, policyholders, and their lawyers, Jim chose to focus his practice on representing victims of accidents and insurance company abuse. He finds great professional gratification in the opportunity to bring his experience to bear on behalf of the injured and to standing up for the individuals who have experienced the predatory practices of today’s insurance industry.

Jim and his wife Nancy are the proud parents of two sons (Ben and Will). Ben is a 2016 honors graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, and Will is a student at Vanderbilt University. He is also contemplating law school.

Jim and Nancy are members of First United Methodist Church and have been active on a variety of community boards in the Huntsville area.

Representative Cases

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law J.D. (2005)
  • ​The University of Alabama B.S. (2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama 2005

Professional Associations

  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association Member
  • Alabama State Bar Member
  • Alabama Association for Justice Member​

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My experience with Jacob Maples was great! I appreciate him and his paralegal Lisa! They are easy to talk too, explain detail for detail and will keep you updated on everything.. Hands down great experience!
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Clients

 
My experience with Jacob Maples was great! I appreciate him and his paralegal Lisa! They are easy to talk too, explain detail for detail and will keep you updated on everything.. Hands down great experience!
 
- Auhtumn Coleman
 
Jacob is an exceptional lawyer and a strong advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Jacob Maples. He works hard to get the best results for his clients.
 
- Carolyn Johnson
 
Jacob Maples is a very knowledgeable attorney and has worked diligently to get our issue resolved. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal representation.
 
- Samantha Schaefers
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For Our
Clients

My experience with Jacob Maples was great! I appreciate him and his paralegal Lisa! They are easy to talk too, explain detail for detail and will keep you updated on everything.. Hands down great experience!
- Auhtumn Coleman
 
Jacob is an exceptional lawyer and a strong advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Jacob Maples. He works hard to get the best results for his clients.
 
- Carolyn Johnson
 
Jacob Maples is a very knowledgeable attorney and has worked diligently to get our issue resolved. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal representation.
 
- Samantha Schaefers
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