About Us

Don’t choose just anybody to handle your case. Instead, hire someone with the experience in Family Law to make sure that you get all the help you need.

Karissa Richardson

Karissa Richardson

When choosing a family law attorney, it is important to hire someone who has extensive knowledge of law and also understands the emotional aspects of these cases. I take great pride in my practice and have outlined the particulars below:

Experience. I’ve been working in Family Law for about 20 years. Over these two decades, I have gained considerable experience and success within my field.

Rising Star. One way to gauge success is by the Rising Stars designation. It’s a peer designation awarded to only a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. I was selected to Rising Stars for 2004, 2010 and 2011.

Family Law. While I’ve handled all types of family law cases, such as divorces, custody/parenting time, paternity, child support and third-party custody, most of my work now centers on paternity and child support.

CHIPS. I have represented parents in Juvenile Court in matters involving Child in Need of Protection/Services (CHIPS) and related matters, such as terminations of parental rights and transfers of custody.

Contempt Motions. I have represented responding parties in contempt motions for violations of court orders.

Considering filing for divorce but aren’t sure where to start? If so, don’t worry. You’re not alone. If you or loved ones in your life are in need of an experienced family law attorney in West St. Paul, Minnesota, to walk you through your options during this trying time, look no further. I’d love to help you. With 20 years of experience and three different Rising Star recognitions, I have the experience, determination and drive to help you get the best possible result. I want to help you find a solution to your family issues, a solution which is as painless as possible.

Call Karissa Richardson today at 651-455-6689 to schedule your free consultation. I serve clients throughout the West St. Paul, Minnesota area.


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From Our Clients

“When my divorce case needed another point of view, Ms. Richardson agreed to take on my case. She is a very knowledgeable attorney, who has reached out to many sources to get a proper perspective of my case facts. In addition, I feel that she keeps me informed and only moves forward with the agenda items that need to be addressed.”

~Debi Hauer

“While always maintaining her professionalism, Karissa carries not only an air of authority but also practicality. While she is completely willing to draw her legal gun and shoot it out, she clearly knows that cooler and, more importantly, smarter heads prevail. Her frankness, tenacity, and expertise are things that you can rarely find in the family law area.”

~Christine Duffy

“Karissa is a leader in her area of law. She’s bright, result driven, fair yet a true pro and great to work with! I have recommended her to others in need of a top notch and compassionate attorney.”

~Alyssa McMahon