Kaufman and Canoles

John W. Richardson


Office: Virginia Beach

T (757) 491.4004
F (888) 360.9092


John is a partner in the firm’s Virginia Beach office and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Claims & Title Insurance Solutions Group.

Practice Areas

Recognition and honors

  • William & Mary Law Review


  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar; Committee on Lawyer Discipline, 1992-1999, Chair, 1996
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association; Past President, 1993
  • Virginia State Bar Council; Delegate, 1999-2005
  • Virginia Beach Circuit Court; Commissioner in Chancery, 1990-1998
  • Virginia Beach Circuit Court; Commissioner of Accounts, 1992-present
  • Virginia Beach Development Authority, 2006-present; Vice-Chair, 2009-2010; Chair, 2010 - present 
  • Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation; Board of Directors, 2001-present
  • Virginia Beach Foundation; Board of Directors, 2003-present
  • Virginia Beach Vision; Board of Directors, 2000-present
  • Virginia Beach S.P.C.A.; Board of Directors, 1992-present, President, 1994-1996
  • Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad; Legal Advisor, 1988-1990
  • Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad; EMT/Active Duty Member, 1991-2003


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.S., 1973
  • College of William & Mary School of Law; J.D., 1976

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