Angela J. Richards joined the firm in July 2010. She received her B.A. degree in History from Oberlin College in 1998. Ms. Richards received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2002. While in law school, Ms. Richards was awarded the 2001 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship to intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ankara, Turkey. She also earned 2nd Place Brief in the 2002 Maynard Pirsig Moot Court competition. Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Richards spent two years clerking for the Honorable Kathryn A. Sticklen, a Fourth Judicial District Judge in Ada County, Idaho. Ms. Richards spent the next six years practicing primarily in the areas of immigration law and legislative/administrative law. Ms. Richards is currently licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of Idaho, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and Idaho Women Lawyers, Inc.
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN
J.D. magna cum laude 2002
2nd Place Brief, Maynard Pirsig 2002 Moot Court Competition
Admitted to practice in Idaho and Minnesota
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
B.A. History 1998
Study Abroad in Strasbourg, France
National Merit Scholar
Levesque Law PLLC, Meridian, ID
Of counsel, July 2010-present
Manage law practice and handle cases including family law, immigration law, misdemeanor criminal defense, and legislation/lobbying.
Miller & Harr, PLLC, Boise, ID
Associate, October 2009-July 2010
Prepared variety of cases, including criminal defense, family law, personal injury, and immigration cases; drafted complaints, demand letters, memoranda in support of motions; attended hearings, settlement conferences, depositions, and status conferences.
Andrade Law Office, Inc., Boise, ID
Staff Attorney, March 2008-September 2009
Handled primarily family-based immigration cases; supervised paralegal assisting in cases; acted as managing attorney when Maria Andrade was absent from the office; assisted other attorneys in removal defense cases as needed.
Richards Law Office, Boise, ID
Associate, August 2004-March 2008
Performed contract work for Andrade Law Office; prepared business and family-related immigration cases; represented clients in immigration removal proceedings; drafted legislation, participated in legislative hearings, and lobbied legislators; prepared legal memoranda regarding regulatory and administrative law.
Hon. Kathryn A. Sticklen, Fourth Judicial District Court of the State of Idaho, Boise, ID
Law Clerk, August 2002-July 2004
Prepared bench memoranda and decisions; attended motion hearings; conducted research.
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Volunteer, Refugee & Immigrant Program, January 2000-July 2002
Conducted client intake; researched human rights practices in various countries; prepared legal and factual summaries of clients’ claims; assisted in organizing annual fundraiser.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Ankara, Turkey
Intern, Summer 2001
Awarded 2001 Upper Midwest International Human Rights Fellowship to complete self-designed internship in human rights field; interviewed asylum seekers in high-stress environment; drafted decisions of asylum seekers’ claims.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
National Immigration Project
Idaho Women Lawyers, Inc.
Diversity Section, Idaho State Bar
Idaho Immigration Law Pro Bono Network