James Glidden Richmond


James Glidden Richmond



Although born in Sacramento, California, James Glidden Richmond was raised in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he graduated from Valparaiso High School (1962). He then enrolled at Indiana University, where he received his B.S. degree in Business Administration in June of 1966. After his undergraduate studies, Richmond enrolled at Indiana University’s school of Law. He received his JD degree in 1969.

Richmond’s legal career began in Washington, D.C., in 1970, when he became a Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent. Four years later, he became a Special Agent in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. In 1976, Richmond returned to Indiana as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. Between 1980 and 1985, Richmond worked for serval Indiana law firms, becoming a partner with Goodman, Ball & Van Bokkelen in Highland, Indiana.

Richmond returned to public service in 1985, serving as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, before heading back to Washington, D.C., in 1991, to become Special Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States. From 1992-1995, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the National Health Laboratories. He also spent eight years at the Chicago firm Ungaretti & Harris, rising to Managing Partner and Chair. In 2002, he joined the Chicago office of Greenbert Traurig and later the Neiman law firm.

Richmond received the United States Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award (1993) and his name regularly appears on national “best lawyers” lists. James G. Richmond has served on the law school’s board of visitors for more than fifteen years and was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2006.


Maurer Alumni, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana


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