Stuart E. Richardson, O.D., J.D.
Stuart graduated from the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry in 1979, and, after a doing a year of optical research for Essilor International in Paris, France, purchased an Optometry practice in Fallon, Nevada. Twenty-five years ago, he was accepted at Old College Law School in Reno, Nevada; but Old College was closed that same year and it was another twenty years before he was able to attend Concord Law School through its online program. After graduating with honors in January of 2008, and passing the California Bar Exam in February of 2009, he was admitted to the California Bar.
Stuart is currently serving as Chairman of the Churchill County Planning Commission. He also serves as President of the Newlands Water Protective Association, a local C-5 non-profit corporation whose mission is to protect and preserve the hydropower and water rights of local land owners, President of the Lahontan Valley Land and Water Alliance, a local land trust which specializes in conservation easements; and is a member of the Fallon Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.
His legal philosophy is based on the concept of unbundling the traditional practice of law and providing services to those people who have not been comfortable with or were not able to afford the standard fees charged by conventional brick and mortar law practices. By making maximum use of the advances in technology and minimizing the expenses required to open, staff and maintain a conventional law practice, we can provide transactional services for a fraction of the usual cost.
Jill Dinsmore – Paralegal
Jill Dinsmore, also a 2008 graduate of Concord Law School in Los Angeles, has a passion for helping people and animals. Many times she has seen people get into financial difficulties that could have been avoided or alleviated by good information applied in a timely manner. This is especially true in matters of debts and estates, which can quickly become irreversible. To quote Ben Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That prevention is what we hope to provide you, quickly, efficiently, approachably, and at reasonable cost.
Jill has a diverse background encompassing many years with Shasta County Social Services, primarily as a problem solver with different titles. Jill spent sixteen years in the appeals program, working with local attorneys representing clients, and trying to find the right action for the claimants. Her philosophy is and has always been that people should receive the benefits to which they were legally entitled, no more and no less, and to be treated with dignity and respect.
After leaving Shasta County employment, Jill worked as the Practice Manager at the rapidly growing and progressive Anderson Veterinary Clinic from 2002 through 2008.
In addition, Jill has had administrative and fiscal responsibility for several area non-profits, including Shasta County Employees Association (President and General Manager), Shasta County Democrats (Chair), Northern County Dog Training Association (Treasurer), and most recently, Toast at Noon (Treasurer).
Jill’s pre-law school education includes graduation from Shasta High School in Redding, Shasta College, and California State University, Chico. Stirring things up even then, she was instrumental in convincing Chico State to offer an external degree program in Social Welfare and Corrections to allow Shasta County residents to earn a bachelor’s degree from Chico by attending classes in Redding.
225 Bench Rd.
Fallon, NV 89406