William B. Richardson, Jr. is a West Virginia attorney focusing his practice on a wide range of civil and criminal law matters. As a former Assistant Prosecutor for Wood County, Mr. Richardson has an in-depth understanding of the local criminal courts — experience that he uses to defend clients facing a range of misdemeanor and felony charges. 

Mr. Richardson is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. His extensive involvement in the local legal community includes serving as a former member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Richardson is a former president of both the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Young Lawyers section of the West Virginia Bar, and was a member of the Ethics Committee of the West Virginia State Bar. In addition, he is a former member of the West Virginia State Indigent Defense Commission.

Mr. Richardson was born in Parkersburg. He earned his Bachelor's of Science and his Juris Doctor from West Virginia University, where he was a member of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma and the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity. Outside of his law practice, Mr. Richardson enjoys flying and is a licensed private pilot.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern & Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit


  • Certified Mediator


  • J.D. - West Virginia University
  • B.S. - West Virginia University

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member - Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Member - Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
  • Past President - West Virginia Association for Justice (formerly known as the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Past President - Young Lawyers Section of the West Virginia Bar
  • Past President - Wood County Bar Association
  • Past Member - American Association for Justice
  • Past Member - West Virginia Bar Ethics Committee
  • Formally Served on the West Virginia Indigence Commission