John Richardson


Originally from Oakdale, John graduated from Oakdale High School in 2008. He attended Tulane University for his undergraduate degree in Finance and then attended Tulane Law School.

While at Tulane Law, John discovered his love for litigation and trial. He represented Tulane's American Association for Justice Mock Trial Team in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, his 2L year and coached the team in his 3L year. In addition to his participation in mock trial, John served as a student attorney for the Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic, where he fought for the rights of battered women in protective order hearings and child custody disputes.

John returned to Oakdale in 2016, and began working at the Allen Parish District Attorney's Office, where he was in charge of domestic violence prosecutions. While at the District Attorney's Office, John handled misdemeanor and felony trials in front of both judges and juries.

In 2017, John set binding precedent in Louisiana criminal law before the Louisiana Supreme Court in State v. Frank, 234 So.3d 27 (La.2017). In addition to arguing before the Louisiana Supreme Court, John has won appeals before the Louisiana Third Circuit.

Since forming Richardson & Guarisco with his partners, John has guided clients and their families through the toughest of times. His clients and their families have trusted John's succession advice after losing loved ones and his trial tenacity in divorce and custody proceedings.

For a consultation with John, don't hesitate to call (318) 335-9857 today.



  • Successions
  • Trials
  • Appellate Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense


  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., 2015)
  • Tulane University (B.S.M., Finance, cum laude, 2012)


  • Louisiana State Courts
  • Coushatta Tribal Court

John Richardson

Direct: (318) 335-9857

Fax: 1 (318) 209-3996