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Have You Heard? We Now Offer Military Legal Services in Fort Bragg & Beyond!

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The Richardson Firm is proud to welcome Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Kris Poppe. He joined the firm upon his retirement from 34 years of military service, including 20 years as an Army Judge-Advocate. Poppe’s most recent assignment was with the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, where he served as a defense attorney in several high profile courts-martial cases.

“Kris brings a wealth of military legal experience to our team,” said attorney Billy Richardson of The Richardson Firm, “and we are extremely pleased to announce that we have expanded our major practice areas to better serve the military community.” Kris Poppe will head up the firm’s military legal services, which include court-martial defense, military courts of appeals, administrative separation and officer elimination representation, inspector general investigations, Board for Correction of Military Records, memorandum of reprimands and non-judicial punishment proceedings.

During his military career, Poppe also served as the Chief, Capital Litigation, US Army Trial Defense Service, Military Trial Judge, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of Military Justice, and the Senior Defense Counsel at several Army posts. He is a past adjunct professor of criminal law at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School and worked in private practice as a criminal defense attorney in Ohio.

A native of Auglaize County, Ohio, Poppe received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University. He and his wife, Susie, a registered dietitian, have two children. Their son, Lucas, is a West Point graduate and Army military intelligence officer, and daughter, Katie, is a senior at Miami University.

Want to learn more about how our law firm can assist you in protecting your military legal rights? Contact us now or call 910-488-5050 to schedule your FREE consultation!

The Richardson Firm is a well-established law practice serving clients in the greater Fayetteville area. Because of their dedication to this community, the firm’s attorneys have earned a reputation as the “local guys.” In addition to military services, The Richardson Firm offers legal services for a wide range of issues, from personal injury and criminal defense, to business litigation, property law, civil rights and worker’s compensation.

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.

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