Susan H. Richardson

Susan H. Richardson

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Recognized since 2006

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Water Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Environmental
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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 the wastewater permitting and enforcement issues, particularly as applicable to municipal governments.


  • 1100 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2800
    Atlanta, GA 30309


  • English


  • Sex: Female


  • University of Tulsa, Biology, graduated 1988

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Environmental

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Environmental, Atlanta (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Water Law

Special Focus

  • Administrative/Regulatory
  • Clean Water Act
  • Counseling
  • Enforcement Defense
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Industry
  • Permitting
  • RCRA/Hazardous Waste
  • Superfunds/Environmental Remediation

"Susan Richardson has excellent legal and technical knowledge and is able to create outstanding working relationships with regulators and others while representing the best interests of her clients."

"Susan's depth of experience, flexible approach to team building, and ability to handle and manage a wide variety of matters are all reasons why she has been on my outside counsel short list for years."

- Marc Goncher (City of Atlanta)

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