Richeson, Marques P.D.

    Marques P.D. Richeson

    Senior Associate

    Marques Richeson is a results-oriented litigator who advocates efficiently, effectively and proactively for his clients. He handles small disputes, as well as significant, bet-the-company litigation. Marques has represented and advised clients in federal and state courts throughout the country, at both the trial and appellate levels, where he seeks to achieve the resolution that is in his client's best interests. His areas of expertise include complex commercial litigation, mass tort and products liability litigation, class actions, multidistrict litigation and privacy and data security. He recently served on multiple trial teams in mass tort cases involving personal injury claims.

    Marques 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 in the US Supreme Court and federal appellate courts, and submitting comments on proposed legislation.

    Prior to joining us, Marques worked at an international law firm in Washington DC. Before that, he served as a law clerk for The Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

    In recent years, Marques has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star among area litigators. He has also been named on the “40 Under 40” list by Crain’s Cleveland Business, in recognition of his substantial contributions to Cleveland’s business and civic communities.

    Marques currently serves on the board of trustees for HELP Foundation, Inc., an organization whose mission is to empower individuals with disabilities through residential, day support, vocational and summer education programs. Marques also serves on the board for the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning.

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    • Harvard University, J.D., 2008
    • Vanderbilt University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2005


    • District of Columbia, 2009
    • Virginia, 2008
    • Ohio, 2015


    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Virginia
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Board Member, HELP Foundation, Inc.
    • Board Member, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
    • Advisory Board Member, Cleveland High School for Digital Arts
    • Executive Board Member, American Constitution Society, Northeast Ohio Chapter
    • Member, William K. Thomas Inn of Court
    • Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, 2018
    • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018
    • Crain’s Cleveland Business, 40 under 40, 2017
    • The National Black Lawyers, “Top 40 Under 40,” 2016-17
    • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014
    • Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Defender of Innocence Award, 2014
    • Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2011 and 2013

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    • Presenter, “CSI Mock Trial,” New Tech Collinwood High School, Cleveland, OH, November 20, 2018.
    • Panelist, “A Different Perspective: Careers in the Legal Market,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Black Law Students Association Lunch and Learn Series, Cleveland, OH, October 11, 2018.
    • Speaker, “Can Corporate Lawyers Play a Role in Social Justice?” Oberlin Law & Society Careers in Law Series, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, March 5, 2018.
    • Speaker, “Career and Educational Opportunities in Public Policy for Underrepresented Minorities,” Class Matters Lecture Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, September 30, 2010.

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