Harrison Richards is a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor group where he regularly handles a wide variety of employment disputes and litigation.
Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Harrison worked in Washington D.C. at a boutique litigation firm. He has experience in state and federal courts as well as with arbitrations and administrative evidentiary hearings. Harrison earned his J.D. from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and received his B.A. from Roanoke College. He is a native of Roanoke, Virginia and is licensed in Virginia as well as Washington D.C.
Hours spent at a baseball field
Sports jerseys owned
You have quite the collection of sports memorabilia. What is your favorite item that you have collected?
My favorite item is a copy of Sports Illustrated signed by Cal Ripken, Jr. He was my favorite player growing up, and my dad took me to a convention to meet him when I was about 10 years old. I got to speak with him briefly, take a picture, and have him sign a copy of Sports Illustrated where he was featured on the cover. This is an item I’ll always cherish. Not only because Cal Ripken, Jr. is my favorite player, but because it commemorates an exciting moment that my father and I shared together.
If you had chosen a career other than law, what would you be doing?
I would be a college baseball coach. I’ve loved the game of baseball since I was old enough to pick a baseball up, and ever since my playing career came to an end, I’ve had the desire to coach.
You are a huge sports fan. How did you get into sports?
I’ve been consumed with sports for as long as I can remember, but I would say that my father is the reason I initially got into sports. From a young age, we would watch games together and he would always go out in the yard or driveway and throw the baseball/football or shoot the basketball with me whenever I asked.
- The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D.
- Roanoke College, B.A., cum laude
- Experienced with arbitrations and administrative evidentiary hearings before the American Arbitration Association and the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals
- Labor law experience including grievances, collective bargaining, and arbitration
- Developed data processing and production specifications with clients to meet legal requirements
- Consulted with clients regarding technical, logistical, and legal issues related to data breaches
- Provided written legal research regarding various civil litigation issues presented in cases arising out of the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Privacy Act, the Tucker Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act
- Virginia State Bar
- District of Columbia Bar