Keith Richardson is a highly skilled full-time mediator with over 30 years of experience in civil litigation, premises liability, insurance defense, and more. He is a Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions panel member with a strong track record of successfully resolving disputes through mediation. With his extensive legal background and commitment to alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Richardson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help parties find efficient and effective resolutions to their conflicts.
Keith Richardson until recently was a partner at the former Baton Rouge firm of Schutte, Terhoeve, Richardson, Eversberg, Cronin, Judice, & Boudreaux, but presently mediates full-time as a panelist with Perry Dampf. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from LSU in 1989 and received his Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University in 1992. After serving as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Richardson returned to Baton Rouge and practiced with Guglielmo, Marks, Schutte, Terhoeve, & Love from 1996 until the formation of Schutte, Terhoeve in 2016. His primary practice areas included civil litigation, premises liability, coverage analysis, bad faith defense, and general insurance defense for a wide range of carriers. He has over thirty years of practice having tried over 100 personal injury, insurance, and premises liability cases.
Mr. Richardson believes that the mediation process is the most efficient and effective method for the resolution of nearly all types of disputes. He has mediated nearly 500 cases since joining Perry Dampf in 2017.
Mr. Richardson is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Louisiana and is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Richardson has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics. He is a past board member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (LADC) and has extensive trial and appellate experience in courts throughout the State of Louisiana.
Mr. Richardson was admitted to the Bar in 1992 in both Louisiana and Georgia. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and Defense Research Institute. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in August 1989; he completed active duty as a Captain in April 1996. He served at Quantico, Virginia, Washington D.C., Newport, Rhode Island and San Diego, California (Camp Pendleton).
Mr. Richardson is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is married to Wendy Ward Richardson, and they are the proud parents of two grown children, Davis and Avery.