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Margaret H. Richards

Margaret H. Richards

Director of Pro Bono Services

As the firm's Director of Pro Bono Services, Margaret promotes Husch Blackwell’s pro bono efforts by coordinating new pro bono opportunities with several nonprofit organizations and recruiting the firm’s attorneys to handle these legal matters.

She provides in-house training on various issues to ensure the firm’s attorneys are qualified to handle the pro bono matters they are assigned. 

As a signatory member of the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® Husch Blackwell has committed firm-wide to provide pro bono legal services to low-income and disadvantaged individuals, families, and nonprofit groups.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Margaret represented clients in environmental transactional and litigation matters. Throughout her legal career, Margaret has been active in pro bono work through guardian ad litem appointments and Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Volunteer Attorney and Adopt-a-Neighborhood projects. She also is an active member of her community who serves a number of civic, charitable, and professional organizations.


  • J.D., Thomas M Cooley Law School
      • Law Review, Managing Associate Editor
  • B.A., University of Saint Mary
    • History and Political Science


  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • Kansas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association 
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City, Board Member of Young Lawyers Section, 2013-2015
  • Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Husch Blackwell’s pro bono program is focused primarily on the representation of clients referred to the Firm by recognized legal aid agencies or for which the Firm has been appointed by a court. It is the Firm’s policy to not accept pro bono clients who contact the Firm directly seeking representation. If you are seeking pro bono legal services, please consider contacting a legal aid agency in your area or contacting your state’s bar association for assistance in finding a lawyer.

Community Leadership
  • American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City, Leadership Board Member
  • Friends of St. Anne’s Girls School, Kapkemich, Kenya, Board Member
  • TriKC triathlon club, Board Member
  • Lansing Correctional Facility, Volunteer