Location: Beckley, West Virginia, United States
William Richmond has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in estate planning, civil work, child abuse and property law.
Upon graduating from Marshall University in 1967, Mr. Richmond was drafted to serve during the Vietnam War. After his service, he spent time as a probation officer and social worker but began to lean towards the profession of law after a judge spoke with him about his future. The words the judge used helped inspire him to plan the next stage of his life, which included studying, taking the LSATs and earning a JD from the University of Tennessee in 1972. That same year, he was admitted to the bar in West Virginia and established his private practice, which is where he has been serving his clients now for more than four decades.
In addition to practicing within his firm, Mr. Richmond served as an associate with Bowers, Hodson, Henderson and Beckley early on in his career. From 1974 to 1986, he provided his services as a partner before joining as a partner at Abrams, Byron, Henderson & Richmond, Beckley. Since 1996, Mr. Richmond has served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Raleigh County. He has also aided in the development of future legal professionals as an associate professor of property and administrative law with the paralegal program at the College of West Virginia.
Mr. Richmond is proud of the work he has contributed throughout the four decades he has practiced. His work has ranged from representing employers to handling workers compensation and being involved in the federal black lung program. In one particular case, he had a reversal that was done before and he established a significant ruling that helped employers. He received many awards from the Homebuilders Association, including the Presidential Award in 2014. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Beckley Foundation and contributed to charitable organizations in the county for six years. Throughout his career, he has sustained professional affiliation with the American Bar Association, the American Judicature Society, the West Virginia State Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute among various other institutions.
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