Jennifer Richards understands people. Raised by a social worker and a seasoned trial attorney in the small-town of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Jennifer learned two lessons that still define her today: solve problems by immediately identifying the root of the conflict, and resolve the conflict before a judge and jury. She’s about straight talk, efficiency and problem solving. Clients want Jennifer in the boardroom when they make decisions that matter.
After graduating in the top of her class from both Texas Christian University and the Baylor University School of Law, Jennifer began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Priscilla R. Owen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She later practiced at an Am Law 100 firm in the trial department, where she was a member of bellwether trial teams in nationwide products liability litigation. Jennifer currently represents clients in all aspects of commercial disputes, from preliminary negotiations to jury trials and appeals. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School.
Jennifer is married to Stewart Richards, a Dallas native and vice president of real estate for a private equity firm. When not cheering for the TCU Horned Frogs or traveling, Jennifer and Stewart enjoy riding horses, raising cattle, and hosting friends and family at their home for an authentic Italian meal from her grandmother’s cookbook. Jennifer and Stewart have one son, Bennett, whose first word was “harse” - a solid cross between a horse and horned frog. The Richards are active members of The Grove at Highland Park United Methodist Church.
Baylor University School of Law
Texas Christian University
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern & Western Districts of Texas
U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois