Ms. Richardson is a recent graduate from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. She has a passion for the law and is excited to be a part of the Benson & Bingham legal team. She was born and raised a Las Vegas native, so loves the city and the people in it.
While in law school, Danielle worked for the Washington County District Attorney’s office, as well as a private defense firm located in Oregon. Most recently, she worked with Professor Aliza Kaplan of Lewis & Clark Law School, where she co-authored a juvenile clemency petition that was submitted to Governor Kate Brown for review.
Before Ms. Richardson went to law school, she was a college athlete who suffered 6 major reconstructive operations. These injuries served as crucial learning points in her life because they taught her how to cope with adversity and overcome the many setbacks of life. Rehabilitation after each one of these injuries was significant and difficult. Over the years, however, she acquired an unrelenting sense of determination to accomplish her goals. A determination that carries over into everything she sets her mind to.
When Danielle is not working, she enjoys exercising and camping. Specifically, she likes to mountain bike, trail run and kayak. Ms. Richardson loves the feeling of being outside, so spends most of her free time exploring the great outdoors.