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Dedicated Attorneys Serving Fayetteville, Fort Liberty, and North Carolina

The attorneys at The Richardson Firm have over 100 years of combined experience in the civil, criminal, and military courts of North Carolina. Our law firm is locally owned, and our attorneys have deep roots in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. We’re proud to provide honest and high-quality representation to the people that make this community great.

The legal system in North Carolina is complex, intimidating, and constantly changing. Whether you’ve suffered serious personal injury or medical malpractice, you’re in a divorce or custody dispute, or you’ve been charged with a criminal or traffic offense in state or federal court, we stand ready to help! Put our reputation, skill, and experience on your side. We would be honored to fight for you.

If you need an attorney or have questions about our services, please give us a call or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Personal Injury in Fayetteville and Eastern North Carolina

Our civil court system in North Carolina allows financial recovery for personal injuries sustained due to the fault or negligence of another.  Personal injury cases often involve complicated liability and health insurance issues. While you are focused on healing, getting back to work, or caring for your family or loved ones, our attorneys will deal with the insurance company and collectors, fight to maximize your recovery, and ensure that all of your medical bills are paid. 

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Family Law and Divorce in Cumberland County

A legal dispute with a spouse or family member is extremely difficult for any human being.  This can come in the form of a divorce, a custody or child support battle, or a fight over alimony or marital assets.  Melinda Flinn has practiced divorce and domestic law in Cumberland County for over 20 years.  She’s available for a simple consultation to inform you of your options, and she’s ready to develop a plan that best serves your needs. 

Learn More About Family Law Here.

Traffic Tickets in Fayetteville and Fort Liberty

At The Richardson Firm, we provide skilled representation in both state and federal court for traffic tickets and other violations such as speeding, DWI/DUI and reckless driving. If you have been charged with a traffic offense in Cumberland County or Fort Liberty, it is important to seek a dedicated defense attorney to represent you and your rights.

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Military Law

Military Law – Whether you’re navigating a court martial, facing a separation, need an advocate in a rank or benefit dispute, or simply want an independent lawyer’s advice, Kris Poppe can help.  Kris has been an attorney in the military court system for several decades, and he’s developed a reputation as a fierce and skilled advocate for our military heroes.   

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Criminal Defense – If you or someone you love has been charged with any crime, be it a misdemeanor or felony, you should seek immediate legal defense representation.  If your charge is not handled in an effective and time-efficient manner, it could quickly turn into a conviction that will follow you for the rest of your life. From simple stop sign violations to life-altering capital murder charges, our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Fayetteville and Cumberland County will ensure that your rights are protected. 

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Medical Malpractice – When you entrust your health care to a professional, you expect that you will receive an appropriate standard of service. Unfortunately, relying on medical professionals who claim expertise and ability can quickly backfire, and everyone can make a mistake.  If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or other professional who failed to meet the standards of his or her field, you may be able to pursue compensation. 

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Eminent Domain/Property Law – Many people believe that their private property, home, or business is safe from government condemnation.  However, the government can and will take your land if it has a legitimate public purpose to do so.  This is most often seen in road-widening projects with the North Carolina DOT, but it can also come from utility projects, like new power lines or gas pipelines.  When your property is taken, you are entitled to be paid for what was taken as well as the damage to the remainder of your property.  The government will often try to save as much money as it can by giving you a low offer.  If your land is taken, call the attorneys at The Richardson Firm today, and we’ll ensure that you receive just compensation for your property.    

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Client Reviews

“The Richardson law firm is outstanding! From their courteous and efficient office staff to their knowledgeable lawyers. Both in accident injury and criminal disputes, we were lucky to have them represent our family. Their kindness and...”

Gloria D.

“I highly recommend this firm if you're looking for an attorney in Cumberland County. My traffic matter was handled within one week of receiving my citation. You just cannot beat that. Attorney Patrick Anstead is really good at his job and Melissa is very...


“If you are looking for an Attorney for handling Military reasons for your loved one, I Highly recommend The Richardson Law Firm. I cannot not thank Attorney Kris Poppe and staff enough for handling matters for my son. May my review show my forever...”

Elaine M.

I was facing a serious felony charge looking at 20 years. As soon as I stepped in the office, the staff were very polite and professional and took care of my case as if it was their own. I ended up walking away with a misdemeanor and a year probation. This law...

Smooth O.

This law firm is the best! Thank you Mr. Poppy & his assistant Melissa for handling my case with compassion and kindness. I could always call Melissa and Kris was there anytime I needed to see him. It was a very serious case, thank God I had someone on my side...

Penny B.

Being in need of legal representation, I contacted Mr. Matthew Richardson after he was recommended to me by a friend. Mr. Richardson and his paralegal, Ms. Codia DiTarana-Evans were pleasant to work with and did an excellent job taking care of my legal needs.

Karen B.

Matt Richardson was extremely helpful in giving legal advice. He had our best interest in mind. He was detail oriented, and made us a priority. I highly recommend his practice for all legal matters big or small.

Elizabeth T.

North Carolina Law Blog

March 13, 2024 By Matt Richardson When the Hospital Won’t File Your Health Insurance… When you have suffered a serious personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you will most likely find yourself in a hospital for your initial medical treatment. In our neck of the woods (Fayetteville, NC), the hospital is most likely a facility owned by Cape Fear Valley or First Health. When you check…

February 14, 2024 By Matt Richardson Blinded by a Golf Ball: Contributory Negligence in North Carolina The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently struck down a personal injury claim by a golfer in the case of Mosely v. Hendricks. The facts of the case might seem amusing, but the court’s decision demonstrates the difficulties of pursing a personal injury claim in a contributory negligence state like North Carolina. According to the…

January 26, 2024 By Matt Richardson Campbell Law School Launches Richardson Family Education Equity Clinic RALEIGH – Campbell Law School formally launched the Richardson Family Education Equity Clinic with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the law school in downtown Raleigh. Billy Richardson ‘80, a Fayetteville attorney who served in the North Carolina Legislature for more than a decade, and Barbara Richardson, who holds a master’s degree in special…


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