Kristin E. Richards

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Kristin Richards is a trial lawyer whose civil litigation involves representing employees who have been discriminated against, harassed, or otherwise wronged by their employers.

Kristin graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she was a Distinguished Member of the Oklahoma City University Law Review and received the Law Review’s 2015-2016 award for Outstanding Case Comment. Kristin also served as the 2016-17 Student Bar Association President and the 2014-15 Student Bar Association Secretary. During her second and third year of law school, Kristin also served as an academic fellow for Civil Procedure I & II.

Kristin received academic distinction while attending OCU Law, including recognition on the Dean’s List and as a Merit Scholar. She was a member of Phi Delta Phi, a legal honor fraternity, and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for earning the highest score in Trial Practice. While in law school, she was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including the Dean’s Service Award for her outstanding service to the law school and the Oklahoma City community, the Oklahoma Bar Association Litigation Section Academic Excellence Award, Moot Court Society Advocacy Award, and Outstanding Student of the Year. Ms. Richards was also selected to be a member of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team, receiving brief awards along the way. For her devotion to oral advocacy and brief writing, she was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.

While pursuing her Juris Doctor, Kristin served as a judicial extern for Justice Noma D. Gurich of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

The Oklahoma native is also a graduate from the University of Oklahoma, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education.

Kristin is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, National Employment Lawyer’s Association, and Oklahoma Employment Lawyer’s Association. She is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and the Western District of Oklahoma.

Publication Works

  • Comment, E.E.O.C. V. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.: Religious Discrimination, 41 Okla. City U. L. Rev. (2016).