You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. - Maya Angelou


Juris Doctor 

Attorney Crystal M. Richardson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Political Science.  She is also a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate degree with Pro Bono Honors.  Attorney Richardson was licensed in 2013 and is a member in good standing of the North Carolina State Bar.  

Attorney Crystal Richardson grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina where she served as a board member of several organizations including:  MeckPAC, the Human Rights Campaign, and Leading on Opportunity Council.  She also worked for four years at Equality North Carolina as the Director of Advocacy, where she advocated for inclusiveness and non-discrimination policy updates to local and state laws.

Currently, Attorney Richardson is active in advocating for the passage of the CROWN Act in North Carolina, as well as, serving on the Board for the Pauli Murray Bar LGBTQ+ Bar Association and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the NCBA Estate Planning and Fiduciary Committee.


  • University of North Carolina Charlotte B.A. 

  • Charlotte School of Law 


Admitted to practice law in:

North Carolina State Bar, 2013

United States District – Western District of North Carolina, 2016

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2016