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Charlottesville-area bar honors Richmond for service

Rick Richmond

Rick Richmond

The Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association has honored Joseph W. “Rick” Richmond Jr. with its Lifetime Service Award.

The award recognizes a CABA member whose work has embodied the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence and has contributed to improvement of the legal profession and its service to the public.

Richmond is a longtime stalwart in local and statewide bar work. He is a past president of the CABA. For the Virginia State Bar, he served as a member of the Bar Council, as chair of the real property section and as chair of the Council of Local Bar Associations.

He is a past president of both the Virginia Law Foundation and the Virginia Commission on Women and Minorities in the Legal System. He also has served in many leadership roles in the community.

His practice has emphasized real estate law and estate planning. He was editor of “The Virginia Homebuyer’s Manual” and co-editor of “Real Estate Transactions in Virginia.”

A graduate of Washington and Lee and the U.Va. law school, he practiced for many years with Richmond and Fishburne in Charlottesville. In 2014, he became of counsel to the firm of McCallum & Kudravetz PC in Charlottesville.