Bonnie Richardson, Partner, Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP

Bonnie Richardson, Managing Partner

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Bonnie has been practicing law since 1997 as a trial lawyer. She represents clients on a multitude of cases including legal and professional malpractice, trust and estate litigation, complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage disputes.

Bonnie currently serves as the Past President and Board Member of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. She is an active member of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association and has been an international representative for AFS Intercultural Programs - a nonprofit organization for cultural exchange. Annually, Bonnie devotes over 100 pro bono hours representing clients assigned by the Oregon Law Center. She is a frequent speaker on Continuing Legal Education seminars for attorneys for the Oregon State Bar, Multnomah Bar Association, the National Business Institute and many other organizations.

In 2016, The Multnomah Bar Association selected Bonnie as the recipient of its highest honor - the Professionalism Award. Bonnie has been selected for years as one of Oregon's "Super Lawyers", where she was listed in the top 25 women lawyers in Oregon. In 2011, Bonnie received the Portland Business Journal award recognition for Forty Under 40. In 2009, Bonnie received the prestigious Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award of Merit, recognizing her for exceptional legal services. Her commitment to justice was also acknowledged by the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association which featured Bonnie in the article "Making a Difference: Justice for Those in Need." Bonnie graduated with her J.D. in 1997 from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Professional Memberships

  • Board Director, Multnomah Bar Foundation
    (Past President; Chair, Grants Committee)
  • MBA Professionalism Subcommittee on Professionalism Statement
  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    (Past Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee)
  • Oregon Judicial Diversity Coalition
  • OSB Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4 Drafting Committee
  • Arbitrator, Oregon State Bar Fee Arbitration Program
  • Member, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Past Board Director, Secretary, Multnomah Bar Association
    (Executive Committee, Diversity Committee and Past Chair, CLE Committee)
  • Past Chair, AFS Intercultural Programs, Columbia Pacific Area Team
  • Past Board Director, Dress for Success of Oregon
  • Past Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Oregon State Bar

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit