Adam P. Richards

Top rated business litigation attorney in Columbus, Ohio

Cooper Elliott
Adam P. Richards
Cooper Elliott

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Personal injury, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 2009

Education: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2023

Cooper Elliott

305 West Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215 Visit website


Adam P. Richards is a dedicated attorney and partner at the law firm of Cooper Elliott located in Columbus, Ohio. Over his 13-plus years in practice, he has earned a reputation for his thoroughness, commitment and excellent client services. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters involving personal injury, legal malpractice, professional malpractice, wrongful death, business and commercial litigation, business formation, planning and transactional issues, employment law, and abuse cases. 

Mr. Richards obtained his Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in political science and government from Denison University in 2006 followed by his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law in 2009. While in law school, he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. Before partnering with his current firm, he led a well-known law firm in Dublin, Ohio, for 11-plus years.

Through his efforts advocating on behalf of the rights and interests of his clients, Mr. Richards has procured some record-setting verdicts in Franklin County, Ohio, including over $6,575,000 in legal malpractice settlements and judgments. He was admitted to practice in Ohio in 2009 and has gone on to build a strong reputation since then. Additionally, he is qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

In honor of his professionalism and high ethical standards, Mr. Richards was rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating presented only to a select group of attorneys. He was listed among the "Top 40 Under 40" attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers. 

Mr. Richards stays involved in community and bar activities through his membership in prestigious legal organizations such as the American Association for Justice, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Business/corporate, Professional liability: plaintiff

Focus areas

Non-compete agreements, Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business organizations, Legal malpractice

  • 30% Business litigation
  • 30% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Business/corporate
  • 20% Professional liability: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2009, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

  • Admitted to The National Trial Lawyers’ "Top 40 Under 40"
  • Long drive champion
  • Achieved top 15 verdict in Franklin County, Ohio
  • CALI Award
  • Amicus Award
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, 2010
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2010
  • Ohio Association for Justice, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2010
Educational Background:
  • Denison University, B.A., 2006
  • $1,115,918, Judgment in membership dispute, 2019
  • Confidential settlement for student victim of teacher abuse, 2013
  • Confidential settlement for victim of professional negligence, 2019
  • $638,845, Arbitration award for breach of contract, 2018
  • Confidential settlement for multiple victims of teacher abuse, 2017
  • $200,000, Settlement for victim of dog bite, 2017
  • $831,560, Verdict for injuries in an accident, 2016

Office location for Adam P. Richards

305 West Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-486-7440


10 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2023

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