About John B. Richards

For the past 30 years John has made Santa Barbara his home. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara, he attended the University of La Verne College of Law where he obtained his law degree. In 1995, John joined the State Bar of California and began his practice in Santa Barbara.

John is an active member of the community and devotes considerable time to various organizations such as the Santa Barbara Sister Cities Board, which furthers community advancement.

A doting father to his children, John loves biking to work, improving his tennis game, and enjoys attending live musical performances. He is a proud supporter of the UCSB Arts and Lectures program.

Choosing to keep his practice small, the Law Office of John B. Richards accepts only cases he can personally represent. John's hands-on approach, attention to detail, commitment to success, and personal care for his clients has made him one of the most respected lawyers in Santa Barbara County.

Client Stories:

I would highly recommend John Richards for any motor vehicle accident or personal injury case. He was very professional, responsive. and successful in mediating and settling my case. Not only did he guide me through the legal process, he was an advocate for me getting the care that I needed. He was there to support me and assist me with the decisions that had to be made. After the case was successfully settled, he helped me settle with the creditors that needed to be paid. I am very pleased to have had John in my corner during this difficult time and will always refer my friends and acquaintances to him.
SALLY R.
John has handled 4 separate cases for my domestic partner. He negotiated settlements for her in all 4 of the cases and was able to max out 3 of the settlement amounts. John is a very knowledgeable attorney and a great negotiator. Currently John is representing both of us in a new case after we were recently badly injured by being rear-ended while stopped at a red light. We are confident that John will again prevail in our favor.
JIM B.
John Richards is a highly talented and proficient attorney. John represented me in a few different cases and all had very successful results. He settled one real estate litigation for $100K in my favor, and I was able to establish college funds for my three children. John pays very close attention to details and he is always prepared for court hearings and depositions. He has a very strong presence in mediation and in court and knows the intricacies of the law. John also focuses on results and closing cases to the benefit of his clients vs. letting the clock run causing more costs in terms of money and time. I recommend John to anyone looking for a top notch attorney with a proven track record in getting results for his clients.
DON L.

In the Press:

The Tragedy of Toxic Mold, Santa Barbara Independent
"Why Didn't They Just Apologize?" Santa Barbara Independent