Todd A. Richardson

Todd Richardson has practiced for more than twenty 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, Harvard University and Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana. While at Harvard, he wrote jokes for the Harvard Lampoon.

Bar Admissions

State – Indiana
State - Massachusetts
Federal – Southern District of Indiana
Federal – Northern District of Indiana
Federal – District of Massachusetts
Federal – Eastern District of Wisconsin
Federal – Seventh Circuit
Federal – Federal Circuit
Federal – District of Columbia Circuit
Federal – U.S. Supreme Court


Harvard College, B.A., 1983, Cum Laude
Harvard Lampoon, Editorial Board (1981-1983)
University of Michigan, J.D., 1986, Cum Laude
University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (1984-1986)


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)

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Indianapolis Bar Association, Member; Grievance Committee (1996-2001)
Indiana State Bar Association, Member; District Council Representative - Appellate Practice Section (1998-2000);
Storytelling Arts of Indiana, Board (2005-2011); Board President (2009-2011)

Speeches & Publications

Presenter, "What Happens Before Your Energy Bill Hits Your Bottom Line?," Indiana Chamber Energy Management Conference, August 13, 2014
Presenter, "Getting a Utility Appeal Up and Running," Utility Law Section Fall Seminar, September 6, 2013
Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: Headline News Ethics," December 8, 2011
Breakout Session Instructor, Appellate Skills Institute, November 10, 2009
Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: Confidence and Privilege with a Public Client," July 25, 2008
Presenter, "Administrative Appeals," Appellate Practice Survey, October 24, 2007
Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: When to Be a Tattletale," August 25, 2006
Presenter, "Ethics in Administrative Proceedings: Keeping Toes Out of the Revolving Door," July 29, 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 13, 1998