Our firm is proud to announce that our very own Phoenix personal injury lawyer Tommy Richardson – one of the founding partners of Friedl Richardson – has recently been chosen to chair the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Liens Seminar in January 2014. Mr. Richardson has become well known throughout the local and legal communities of Arizona as a proven trial lawyer and a fierce, compassionate advocate of victims' rights. Widely respected by his legal peers, Attorney Richardson has held the honor of serving on the Board of Governors for the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association since 2009. This coming January will mark the fifth year in a row that Mr. Richardson has chaired the event. As the largest plaintiff's attorney organization in the state, the Arizona Trial Lawyer Association has become an intricate part of the state's legal community since it was first established in 1963. Each year, the association hosts its annual Liens Seminar. Hundreds of attorneys from across the state attend the event and various presentations, where they can receive credits for Continuing Legal Education (CLE). Attorneys in Arizona are required to accumulate a certain amount of Continuing Legal Education credits in order to maintain their professional license to practice law. Last year's seminar – which Attorney Richardson chaired – held an attendance of more than 200 lawyers. As a fixture in Arizona's legal community, Attorney Richardson has proven that he is committed not only to improving the lives of local victims and families in need, but also of the entire community. We congratulate Attorney Richardson on his achievement and are confident that he will continue to use his experience and passion to help others.