Crain's Cleveland Business has named Squire Patton Boggs senior associate Marques P.D. Richeson to its 2017 Class of 40 Under 40, which recognizes the next generation of rising stars who have taken a leading role in Cleveland's business and civic communities.
Mr. Richeson's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He represents and advises clients on a wide variety of matters, including mass tort and products liability litigation, class actions, multidistrict litigation, business torts, and privacy and data security issues. Mr. Richeson has represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the country, at both the trial and appellate level. He recently served on multiple trial teams in mass tort cases involving personal injury claims.
Mr. Richeson is very active in pro bono efforts, and has represented individuals in clemency, death penalty and innocence cases. He has also advocated for nonprofit organizations, as well as business and trade associations, filing amici curiae briefs on their behalf in the US Supreme Court and federal appellate courts and submitting comments on proposed legislation.
Mr. Richeson has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.
In addition to his dedication to his clients and the provision of excellent legal service, Mr. Richeson embodies a strong sense of civic duty and commitment to the firm. Mr. Richeson currently serves on the advisory committee for the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and is a member of the firm's Hiring Committee. He also serves on the board of trustees for Cornucopia, Inc., an organization whose mission is to help individuals with disabilities develop skills and confidence, leading to sustainable employment. In addition, Mr. Richeson is a member of the advisory board for the Cleveland High School for Digital Arts. He also actively participates in the William K. Thomas Inn of Court, a local organization of legal practitioners dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar.
Mr. Richeson and other 40 Under 40 honorees will be recognized at a November 20 awards ceremony and profiled in a forthcoming issue of Crain's Cleveland Business.