Michael A. Richardson
Education: BE (Electrical Engineering) 1967 ,Vanderbilt University
JD 1975, Vanderbilt School of Law
Admitted to Practice: Kentucky 1976
United States District Court, Western Distrct of Kentucky, 1976
United States District Court, Middle Distrct of Tennessee, 1989
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1976
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1989
Mike is a native of Christian County having been raised on a farm just south of Hopkinsville. He is a 1963 graduate of Christian County High School where he was the valdictorian of his class. Mike then enrolled at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and recieved his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engeneering in 1967. Mike then Joined IBM after graduation and spent almost five years with the company as a systems engineer. He then decided to start a new career in law and enrolled in the Vanderbilt School of Law where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, the Enviromental Law Society, and the Moot Court Board, graduating with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1975.
Mike has practiced law in Hopkinsville since 1976. He served as an Assistant County Attorney from 1978-83, briefly as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in 1983, Chapter 7 panel trustee from 1983-1994. His practice covers a broad range from divorce to real estate, but his emphasis is in the area of bankruptcy, chapter 7 and 13. Mike is a member of the Christian County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Tennessee Bar Association. He has served as the president of the Kentucky Bar Section of Small Firms and Solo Practice.
Mike is a member of the Kiwanis Club, local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and two terms as Chancelor in the Kentucky Sons of the American Revolution. He has been active in the local Untied Way and served on the War Memorial Building Board. He has been actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America where he has served as Cub and Scout Rountable Commisioner and Scoutmaster for Troop 85.
Mike is married to Patricia Taylor and they are the parents of four sons, Scott, Britton, Matthew, and Craig. They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren. Mike is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and has served as the Bishop of the Hopkinsville congregation and as the Stake President of the area which included the congregations in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. He currently serves as a Sealer in the Nashville Temple.