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Richard H. Poulson

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Phone: (510) 747-8034

2233 Santa Clara Ave #3
Alameda, California 94501

Richard graduated with honors from the University of Illinois and then from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he was elected Associate Editor of the school’s Law Review. Then he worked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia before coming the Bay Area. First working at the Oakland firm of Filice Brown Eassa & McLeod LLP where he rose to partner and at the international AmLaw 100 firm of King & Spalding LLP in San Francisco, Richard returned to the East Bay where he now works with local businesses in transactional and litigation matters. He is a currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Alameda Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Committee for the Alameda County Bar Association’s Business Law Section.

The Law Office of Richard H. Poulson represents local businesses in litigation and transaction matters. Richard can serve as your Alameda County business litigation attorney and offers a free consultation as well as flat fees for many transaction matters. Richard also represents clients in San Mateo, San Francisco, Solano, and Contra Costa Counties, as well as business across the country.


J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1995

B.A., University of Illinois, 1992

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State of Georgia, 2000
State of California, 1995
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Alameda County Bar Association
Member Since: 2014

California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section, Executive Committee (Member)
Member Since: 2018

Representative Clients
  • Marketing, design, and printing companies
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Financial services companies
  • IT and web services companies
  • Professional contracting companies
Client Reviews
"Richard was able to assist me with a particularly nasty interaction with a mechanic that was holding my classic car hostage. With his help, I was able to retrieve my car, and put this chapter of my life behind me. I'm super grateful for Richard's assistance and legal expertise with this matter. I highly recommend him.” Terry L.
"Rich is a good listener. He quickly determined a way to handle my concern and followed through fully. He was always available and responsive. I have been comfortable making other referrals to him." Natalie G.
"I would highly recommend Richard Poulson as a business lawyer. He has helped me through some difficult and complicated contracts with larger companies. Richard takes the time to understand what you need, gives you the pros/cons and any additional risks to allow you to make the decision that best fits your business. No matter the size of contract or legal concerns, Richard approaches each the same, with your best interest in mind." Karla C.