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Hon. Eric Allen Richardson

Fulton County State Court

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal, Judge Eric Richardson has proudly been serving the State Court of Fulton County. He brings to the bench a wealth and diversity of legal experience in both the private and public sector, having previously served as a litigation partner at Troutman Sanders LLP and as a Deputy City Attorney for the city of Atlanta.

Judge Richardson earned his Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Rochester. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 1994. Judge Richardson began his legal career as a litigator at Latham & Watkins in New York City in 1994. In 1998, he relocated to Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, where he spent 11 years, including 7 as a litigation partner. In 2009, he moved to the public sector, joining the city of Atlanta as a Senior Assistant City Attorney. He was promoted in 2011 to Deputy City Attorney for Atlanta, where he managed all litigation for the City.

Judge Richardson lives in Fulton County with his wife of 24 years, Karen, and his three children, all of whom have attended public school in Fulton County.