Founding Partner

P: 256-533-2440

E: jim@richardsonmaples.com

Lisa Husser, Paralegal


Erika McConville, Paralegal

256-533-2440 | erika@richardsonmaples.com

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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.


University of Alabama School of Law

J.D. (1978)

  • 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. (1975)

  • Major: English

  • 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

  • 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