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Jason M. Richardson

Associate | (415) 677-5558 Tel | (415) 956-0439 Fax


One Embarcadero Center
Suite 2600
San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
415-398-3344 Tel
415-956-0439 Fax

Areas of Practice

  • Financial Services
    • Financial Services Litigation


  • Carleton College, B.A., 2002
  • University of California, Berkeley, J.D., 2007

Jason M. Richardson is an associate practicing in Severson & Werson’s Financial Services Litigation Group. Mr. Richardson defends financial institutions against consumer and class actions in state and federal court.

Mr. Richardson’s litigation experience includes defending financial services institutions at all phases of litigation, including serving as trial counsel in both bench and jury trials. Mr. Richardson has successfully defended a variety of financial institutions against fraud, promissory estoppel, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, breach of contract, defamation, and unfair business practices allegations, as well as a host of state and federal statutory claims including under the  Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), and California Homeowners’ Bill of Rights in individual and class actions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Richardson served as a judicial extern to U.S. District court Judge B. Lynn Winmill, as a litigation associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP where he handled a variety of litigation matters, including contract, intellectual property, product liability, and insurance disputes.

Mr. Richardson earned his law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he served on the Board of Directors for Boalt Hall’s Moot Court Executive Board, organized the Boalt Hall McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition, worked as research assistant to Professor Paul M. Schwartz, and was a member of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Today Mr. Richardson continues his involvement with the Boalt Hall Moot Court program, serving as a coach and advisor to the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Team.

Prior to law school, Mr. Richardson served as a legislative correspondent for U.S. Congressman Michael M. Honda.

Mr. Richardson holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, where he graduated magna cum laude, earned distinction on his senior thesis, and played NCAA intercollegiate soccer for four years.

Representative Cases

  • California Court of Appeal, First District (San Francisco) - Obtained Favorable Appellate Decision for Defendant Bank on Res Judicata Grounds; Appellate Court Agreed with Defendant's Position That California Civil Code 473 Permitted Trial Court to Grant Relief from Entry of Default on Its Own Motion - Tah v. US Bank, N.A.