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Todd A. Richardson



Professional Profile

Todd Richardson has practiced for more than thirty years at Lewis Kappes in the areas of energy and utility law, business litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. He has represented large volume energy consumers in a variety of regulatory and civil litigation contexts, and is a regular practitioner in the appellate courts on utility law and other issues.

His litigation experience has concentrated on intellectual property and trade regulation matters, in particular patent and antitrust disputes.

He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and among the Best Lawyers in America in appellate practice, is a past recipient of the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, and speaks regularly on subjects involving utility law, appellate practice, and legal ethics.

Before joining Lewis Kappes, he practiced with a Boston firm handling complex litigation. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School and Harvard University. While at Harvard, he wrote jokes for the Harvard Lampoon.

Practice Areas

Todd has wide-ranging experience in energy and utility law, business litigation, and appeals. He has advised and represented clients before state and federal regulatory commissions, district and appellate courts as well as serves as the director of the Indiana Industrial Energy Consumers, Inc. (INDIEC).


University of Michigan

Law School, J.D.
1986 cum laude
Indiana Journal for Global Legal Students, Submission Editor

Harvard College

B.A., General Studies
1983 cum laude
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  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin


Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member; Grievance Committee, 1996-2001
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member; District council Representative – Appellate Practice Section, 1998-2000

Community Service

  • Storytelling Arts of Indiana, Board, 2005-2011; Board President, 2009-2011


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2013-2016
  • Indiana Super Lawyer, Appellate, 2004-2010
  • Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Co-Recipient, 1994
  • University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 1984-1986
  • Harvard Lampoon, Editorial Board, 1981-1983

Speaking and Publications

    Todd has spoken at numerous utility and litigation forums during his career.

  • Presenter, "What Happens Before Your Energy Bill Hits Your Bottom Line?," Indiana Chamber Energy Management Conference, August 2014
  • Presenter, "Getting a Utility Appeal Up and Running," Utility Law Section Fall Seminar, September 2013
  • Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: Headline News Ethics," December 2011
  • Breakout Session Instructor, Appellate Skills Institute, November 2009
  • Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: Confidence and Privilege with a Public Client," July 2008
  • Presenter, "Administrative Appeals," Appellate Practice Survey, October 2007
  • Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: When to Be a Tattletale," August 2006
  • Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: Keeping Toes Out of the Revolving Door," July 2005
  • Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: Pro Se Litigants," October 2002
  • Breakout Session Instructor, Appellate Skills Seminar 2001
  • Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: Philosophy of Ethics and Grievance Process," October 2000
  • Presenter, "New Appellate Rules," Utility Seminar, September, 2000
  • Presenter, "Anticompetitive Conduct and Market Power Issues," Energy Conference, May 1998

Todd A. Richardson