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Richard Richardson Files Suit After Cupertino High School Students Create Racist 'Kill List'

Monta Vista High School students have been accused of creating a "kill list," targeting African-American students, and some parents believe the school district tried to cover it up. Attorney Richard Richardson filed suit on behalf of one of the threatened students who has since left the school. "They gave a specific and credible threat that they would kill her with bullets, and they talked about how many bullets it would take," said Richardson. The hit list reportedly was not the only act of racism. Two months ago, a message that used the word "lynch" and the "N" word was posted on Instagram. Richardson says the students were not punished.

This story has been covered by numerous news organizations:

Richard Richardson Represents Family After Suicide Of Uber Engineer

Five months after turning down a job at Apple to work for Uber, a 33-year-old African-American computer engineer killed himself from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The tragic outcome has led to a lawsuit. The man's widow contends that Uber's intense work culture was at fault. Richard Richardson is representing the family. The case stands for the principle that even in the high-tech industry, employees are entitled to basic human rights and employers must respect all labor laws. The case is ongoing, as are dozens of other employment rights and victims' rights cases brought by Siegal & Richardson LLP on behalf of their clients.

This story was reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as USA Today.

Joel H. Siegal Honored By AIOPIA For Exceptional Performance

For his exceptional performance and commitment to his clients, Joel H. Siegal was recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) as among the organization's 10 Best in California for Client Satisfaction in 2015. The AIOPIA is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the "10 Best" list must pass AIOPIA's rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOPIA's independent evaluation. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of client satisfaction.

  • AIOPIA Press Release

Richard Richardson Nominated For National Bar Association Award

Richard Richardson was nominated and selected for the National Bar Association's 2015 "40 Lawyers Under 40 Awards." This NBA Award program recognizes the nation's top lawyers under age 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including in innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community involvement.

The National Bar Association is the nation's oldest and largest national association of predominantly African-American lawyers, judges, educators and law students. It has 84 affiliate chapters throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa and the Caribbean. It represents a professional network of more than 65,000 lawyers, judges, educators and law students.

Joel H. Siegal And Richard Richardson File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against SFPD

Attorneys Joel H. Siegal and Richard Richardson filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the San Francisco Police Department and the City and County of San Francisco after uniformed and plainclothes police officers arrested and detained at gunpoint 19 innocent African-American men who were recording and performing a music video in the Bayview-Hunters Point section of San Francisco.

The suit alleges that without probable cause or a search warrant, SFPD officers subjected each of the 19 African-American men to unreasonable search and seizure and humiliation at gunpoint. The 19 men were told to get on their knees and were then handcuffed, an act reminiscent of the most vile chapters of United States history when government policies allowed whites to imprison any black person who failed to produce freedom papers or a certificate of freedom because it was assumed that African-Americans were subhuman chattel, not fit to enjoy any civil rights.

This story was covered by the San Francisco Chronicle and ABC News.

Joel H. Siegal And Richard Richardson Represent Parents Of UC Berkeley Student Killed In Drunk Driving Accident

This tragic and complex case was covered by numerous news organizations, including:

Jewish Student Sues UC Berkeley Over Muslim Assault

We represented the young woman who was assaulted in this case, which led to a federal investigation into anti-Semitism at UC Berkeley. The story was covered internationally by multiple news organizations, including:

Pakistani Son Of Murdered Governor Sues American Airlines And San Francisco Police For Racial Profiling

Attorney Joel H. Siegal represented the son and his wife after they were escorted from a plane in handcuffs over a telephone hijacking threat that was later determined to be a hoax. The couple said they were the victims of racial profiling. As Mr. Siegal put it, "The only reason police went to them is because their names were Maheen Ghani Taseer and Shahbaz Ali Taseer."

Joel H. Siegal Represents Former SF Police Officer In Sexual Discrimination Case

An excerpt from SF Weekly: "Cantamout, 53, has an impeccable record as a San Francisco cop. His personnel file is brimming with testimonials, including one from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. He couldn't imagine why the good sheriff of Calaveras might not want him — that is, unless it was because Cantamout is gay."

Joel H. Siegal Files Suit Against Hospital After Complaint Of Sexual Misconduct By Doctor

An excerpt from SF Weekly: "The University of California San Francisco Medical Center settled a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed to have been sexually molested by a doctor (who later committed suicide) at UCSF's Moffitt-Long Hospital in 2002 while recovering from childbirth."