Edwin J. Richards

(949) 417-0981
(949) 417-5394 Fax

Mr. Richards has extensive litigation experience and has tried to conclusion well over 100 cases. His practice emphasizes litigation (often requiring internal/government investigations) involving public entities in areas such as inverse condemnation, public works contracts, employment, civil rights, road design and premises liability. He represents public entities, for-profit and nonprofit corporations and officers and directors in areas including products liability, employment, construction, intellectual property, university sports liability, business torts and discrimination.

Experience Includes:

  • Representing clients involved in litigation arising from condemnation and inverse condemnation by public entities including cases involving land subsidence, flooding, redevelopment activities and land development.
  • Land use litigation related to affordable housing issues, code enforcement and zoning.
  • Police liability litigation including excessive force, officer involved shootings and civil rights violations.
  • Employment litigation including wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation including police employment issues.
  • Premises liability including personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from dangerous conditions of public property.
  • Product liability litigation including manufacturing and industrial equipment, roadway design, food products and vehicles.
  • Representing government officials and corporate officers and directors in cases involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and libel, including cases seeking to impose individual liability.