Richard Hall, Attorney
Attorney Richard Hall is co-founder of BottomLine Lawyers. Richard has a unique breadth of experience which has enabled him to meld technology, sophisticated legal analysis, “outside the box” strategies and a collaborative style to create innovative solutions with his clients.
Richard’s work is recognized by national organizations including: Foreclosure Defense Group (Living Lies), Consumer Attorneys Mortgage Fraud Focus Group and Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute.
Richard attended law school at the University of La Verne and was admitted to the California Bar in 1988 and the Federal Bar in 1989. Many lawyers come to the law without any practical business experience, and few come with significant management experience. Through serendipity rather than design, he was an exception. His prior experience afforded him a fast track to complex civil trials and the opportunity to work closely with corporate clients.
Richard’s real estate experience consists of feasibility analysis of investment projects, including historic preservation district qualified buildings. He directed acquisition and syndication of commercial properties. Richard also managed multi-tiered Map Act land splits. He was an early member of the Exchangor’s Club, specializing in 1031 tax deferred transactions.
Richard performs pro bono services for several Northern California judicial districts, is President of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, former Board member of the Downtown Business Association, and member of: Rotary Club of Auburn, Placer County Bar Association, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). Richard is also a former Robalos announcer.
Richard also founded three legal information companies to help public and private entities manage the “business end” of law. Melding technology and sophisticated statistical analysis, he produced a technology driven analytical model of the practice of law. In 1994, He invented linguistic modeling software which automatically applied budget codes, performed GAAP accrual financial reporting and conducted compliance analysis.
Hall also served as California Director for a nationwide bar review and as a lecturer focused on Professional Responsibility
Richard was an executive in the photographic and real estate industries before attending law school. Later he conducted performance and budget analysis for the Amraam missile project.