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Wendolyn Wrosch Richards





University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2002

University of Michigan, B.A., 1997

Institute of Economic and Political Studies, London and Cambridge, England

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • 9th Circuit
  • 6th Circuit 

U.S. District Court

  • Northern District of California
  • Eastern District of Michigan

Wendy Wrosch Richards leads the firm's pro bono practice team, which annually provides more than 5,000 hours of legal services to individuals and groups which would otherwise not be able to afford legal representation. Wendy has worked with community leaders and entrepreneurs living in underserved communities throughout Southeastern Michigan to develop programs from the ground up that provide a platform for fundraising and legal resources to improve economic development.

Wendy also practices general commercial litigation and she has worked on numerous multimillion-dollar actions involving securities, ERISA, consumer protection and fraud issues. Her cases are primarily in federal court.

Representative Matters

Wendy has drafted portions of a motion to dismiss successful in dismissing directors and officers in a multi-billion dollar ERISA class action suit. She has worked on two high-impact public interest litigation issues successfully argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. She has drafted portions of appellate briefs submitted to the 1st, 4th, 6th and 9th Circuits and has managed  discovery of over 350 third-parties in multi-million dollar anti-trust action. Wendy has also represented a political refugee in gaining asylum. 


University of Virginia School of Law, George Terrien Scholarship Recipient; Public Interest Law Association Fellowship Recipient

University of Michigan, high distinction; James B. Angell Scholar; Golden Key Honor Society

Professional Activities

Association of Pro Bono Counsel; Voting Rights Task Force; Immigration Task Force;

State Bar of Michigan, Litigation & Business Law Sections;

State Bar of Michigan Justice Initiative, Pro Bono Initiative, Annual Spring Pro Bono Workshop & Networking Meeting Co-Chair;

Detroit Regional Chamber's Leadership Detroit, Class XXXVI;

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Small Business Legal Academy Detroit;

New Economy Initiative Neighborhood Business Strategy Worktable;

Michigan Community Resources, Fund Development Committee

Tau Beta Association;

Detroit Athletic Club;

Crain's General and In-House Counsel Summit, Pro Bono Award, Panel Judge 2014-2015; Advisory Committee 2014-2016;

City of Grosse Pointe Downtown Development Authority 2012-2013;

Junior League of Detroit, 2004-2008