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Willig, Williams & Davidson Welcomes New Labor Attorney

February 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (February 2019) - Philadelphia labor, employment, and workers’ compensation law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson is pleased to announce that attorney Joseph D. Richardson has joined the firm. He focuses his practice on labor law.

Before joining the firm, Richardson spent seven years as a field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in San Francisco and Philadelphia. As an NLRB attorney, he investigated unfair labor practice charges and represented the board in administrative hearings and injunction proceedings in U.S. District Court. He also represented his co-workers as an NLRB union local president and served as a pro bono arbitrator for denials of service at homeless shelters in San Francisco.

Richardson graduated magna cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law, where he was an editor on the Administrative Law Review. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and a recipient of the Mussey Prize and the Wallace L. Duncan Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Field of Administrative Law. As a law student, he defended low-income tenants facing eviction proceedings in Washington D.C. Superior Court. 

Before attending law school, Richardson served five years in the Marine Corps, where he learned Arabic and was selected for an elite Marine reconnaissance unit. He participated in the Iraq invasion in 2003 and deployed to Afghanistan as a civilian in 2004 and 2007.  

About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson ( is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Jenkintown and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J., and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; tax and benefit law compliance issues; discrimination and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond.

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