“Joseph is a tireless advocate for unions and workers and has demonstrated that he is committed to our fight for working people to be treated with dignity and respect,” said Managing Partner Deborah R. Willig.
PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) January 10, 2023
Philadelphia labor, employment, workers’ compensation and family law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson is pleased to announce that Joseph D. Richardson has been made a partner of the firm.
“Joseph is a tireless advocate for unions and workers and has demonstrated that he is committed to our fight for working people to be treated with dignity and respect,” said Managing Partner Deborah R. Willig. “We look forward to his continued service on behalf of our union clients, as we work for fair wages, comprehensive health benefits, and for safe and equitable workplaces for all.”
“It is an honor to be named a partner in this firm,” said Richardson. “I am joining a group of incredibly dedicated and skilled practitioners who live by their commitment to working people and their families. I am proud to work with them in the struggle for economic and social justice for the working class.”
Richardson concentrates on labor law, advising union clients on strategy and counseling them on collective bargaining matters. He writes frequently on the policies and decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and their implications for workers and labor unions. He has been recognized for his excellence in labor and employment law by Thomson Reuters, which has named him to its list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
Before joining Willig, Williams & Davidson, Richardson spent seven years as a field attorney with the NLRB in San Francisco and Philadelphia investigating unfair labor practice charges and representing the Board in administrative hearings and injunction proceedings in U.S. District Court. He also represented his co-workers as an NLRB Union local president and served as a pro bono arbitrator for denials of service at homeless shelters in San Francisco.
Richardson earned his law degree from American University Washington College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, was awarded the Order of the Coif, and served as an editor on the Administrative Law Review. Prior to law school, he served five years in the Marine Corps, where he learned Arabic and was selected for an elite Marine reconnaissance unit.
About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson (http://www.wwdlaw.com) is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Jenkintown Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J., and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; election and campaign finance; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; family law matters; benefits law design and compliance issues; discrimination, overtime and unpaid wages, and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; social security disability; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond. Workers inspire us.