Thomas Richardson concentrates his practice in the areas of: estate planning; estate and trust administration; representation of family businesses, including succession planning; tax controversies involving the Internal Revenue Service and local tax authorities; fiduciary litigation; asset protection planning; charitable giving; and creation and representation of tax-exempt entities, including family foundations and public charities. A 1990 graduate of Rutgers Law School, Mr. Richardson was an associate in the trusts and estates department of an international law firm in New York before joining Arnold & Porter.


Best Lawyers
Trusts and Estates (2006-2022)
Chambers High Net Worth
Private Wealth Law (Washington, DC) (2016-2021)
Private Wealth: Eastern Region (US) (2017-2021)
Washingtonian Magazine
"Top Financial Advisor" (2017-2019)
"Top Lawyers" – Trusts and Estates (2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
"Top Money Advisers" – Estate Attorneys (2014)


  • JD, Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, 1990
  • BA, University of Vermont, 1985
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Member, DC Estate Planning Council


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