Judge Robert A. Richardson was appointed to the position of United States Magistrate Judge on January 12, 2016. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1988, and his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State (Moritz) College of Law in 1991. He was a Managing Editor for the Ohio State Law Journal from 1990-91.
After graduating law school, Judge Richardson joined the New Haven, Connecticut law firm formerly known as Garrison, Silbert & Arterton, P.C., which later became Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. His practice focused on representing individuals and employees in employment matters and civil rights matters, in both state and federal courts.
While in private practice, Judge Richardson served on the District Court’s Federal Grievance Committee and on a Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Review Panel. He was active in numerous state and local bar activities. He was a Co-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s (“CBA”) Federal Judiciary Committee, served on the CBA’s Committee on Professional Ethics, served on the Executive Board for the CBA’s Labor & Employment Section, and served on the CBA’s Task Force on Multi-Jursidictional Practice. He was also a Vice President of the New Haven Inn of Court and a Vice President of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association.
Judge Richardson is an elected Member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.