Nicholas W. Richardson

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Palatine, IL

Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C.
 | 800 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60074
Phone: 847-873-6741
Fax: 847-221-3626
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Family law attorney Nicholas W. Richardson helps clients with divorce, child custody, child support, property division, paternity disputes and other difficult legal matters. In addition to his experience in traditional courtroom litigation, he is trained in mediation and collaborative law techniques. With his firm, the Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., in Palatine, Illinois, he represents clients throughout the Chicago area and Northwest Suburbs.

    Trained at one of the country's top journalism schools during his undergraduate studies, Attorney Richardson earned his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. After working as an attorney for two different firms, he opened his current family law firm in 2009. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Illinois and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Mr. Richardson belongs to the DuPage County Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association. He is also a Fellow in the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. The Northwest Suburban Bar Association has recognized him with several appreciation of service awards. Currently, he serves this association as part of its Board of Governors and as a Committee Member.

    He gives back to his community in a number of ways. In 2013, he initiated a Scholarship Program for College-Bound Chicagoland that continues today.

    Articles by Mr. Richardson have been published in various media outlets such as the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald. Attorney Richardson is known within the legal community as a straightforward, honest attorney and enjoys each opportunity to help his clients navigate our legal system.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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    About Nicholas Richardson

    Admitted: 2004, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • Phi Kappa Theta, Alum
    • Certificate of Appreciation: Paternity Court Facilitator, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2012
    • Appreciation of Service: Board of Governors, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2012

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Fellow, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2013
    • Admitted to the Bar for State of Illinois, 2004
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2008 – present
    • Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA), Member 2004 - Present. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, 2014 - Present. Co-chair Matrimonial Law Committee, 2013 – Present. Board of Directors, 2012 - Present. Parliamentarian, 2011
    • Homeowners Association, Current President, Previous Treasurer, 2009 – present
    • Fellow in the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2012
    • DuPage County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Launched the Inaugural Scholarships for College-Bound Chicagoland Powered by the Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., to help area graduating seniors pay for their advanced education including college, nursing, business, trade, technical training or other similar programs, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Since 2010, I reached previous and past clients as well as those interested in my office through an electronic newsletter, The Docket: eNews

    Educational Background:

    • University of Missouri: Bachelor of Journalism, Columbia, Mo., 2000; Juris Doctor, 2003.

    Industry Groups

    • Collaborative Law Institute Of Illinois
    • Committee Chair)
    • Homeowners' Association President
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Northwest Suburban Bar Association (Board Memeber
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    Office Location for Nicholas W. Richardson

    800 E. Northwest Highway
    Palatine, IL 60074

    Phone: 847-873-6741

    Fax: 847-221-3626

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