Keith Richardson focuses his practice almost exclusively on construction and government contracting law. Mr. Richardson has mediated, arbitrated and litigated a wide variety of construction disputes for owners, contractors and subcontractors on public and private projects. Mr. Richardson regularly counsels clients concerning risk management on projects and on drafting design and construction contracts.

Mr. Richardson began his career as a structural engineer with John Portman & Associates, where he designed the structural components of high-rise office towers, hotels and commercial marts, and performed contract administration for the structural portion of the projects. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia. Mr. Richardson is AV┬« rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.


  • Emory University, J.D. (1993)
    Order of the Coif
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. (1985)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.C.E. (1984)
    with highest honors

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1993)


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (1993)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Keith L. Richardson

Experience Highlights

Counsel to the City of Atlanta related to the design construction of an elevated light rail system for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Represented the City of Atlanta on matters related to the design, building and operation of an approximately $200 million dollar elevated light more
Bridge project for construction company
Represented the general contractor on a multimillion dollar bridge project with a formwork supplier. Delays in defects in the forms had a significant more
Performing arts center project
Represents the construction manager in the resolution of multimillion dollars in claims related to alleged defective design on this $300 million, more
Construction litigation for large building contractor
Represented large building contractor in a lawsuit alleging that its subcontractors performed defective work in constructing a high-rise condominium more