Susan Hearne Richardson concentrates her practice in the area of environmental law, including regulatory and compliance counseling, due diligence for real estate and corporate transactions, permitting, enforcement and hazardous site remediation. Ms. Richardson has significant experience in advising clients with regard to wastewater permitting and enforcement issues, particularly as applicable to municipal governments.
Ms. Richardson was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law in 2017 and the nine years immediately preceding. She is listed in the 2016 and the seven years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Environmental Law. Ms. Richardson was recognized in the 2009 Legal 500 US and named to The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2009. She was named a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Environmental Law in 2016 and the seven years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Richardson has been named as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 and 2016 "Legal Elite" for Environmental Law and is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
YWCA of Greater Atlanta, Former Board Member
Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, 2009 Class Member, Board of Directors, Former Chair
State Bar of Georgia, Environmental Law Section, Past Chair and Former Secretary
Tulane Law Review, Former Member
St. Martin's Episcopal School, Board of Trustees