Richard graduated summa cum laude with honors with a B.A. in political science from Fordham University, where he was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa and received the William R. Frasca Award for outstanding achievement in political science. At William & Mary he was a member of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Chief Counsel for the William & Mary National Trial Team, a member of the Moot Court Team, and a chess tutor at a local elementary school. In summer 2010 he was a research assistant at the law school, and in summer 2011 he was an intern with the Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney.
His Own Words
"I am grateful for the trial and appellate advocacy experience I gained while attending William and Mary. My participation on both the National Trial Team and the Moot Court Team made me feel extremely comfortable inside of the courtroom, whether I'm in front of a panel of judges or a jury of my peers. And thanks to the continued guidance and advice from both my W&M professors and fellow teammates, I am confident that my transition into the 'real world' of criminal law will be a smooth one!"