Dana Richardson: Lawyer

Dana’s extensive legal knowledge of Pennsylvania law in matters of family law, individual rights and criminal defense make her a top advocate for her clients.


1040 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Mon-Thu 9AM – 5PM
Fri 9AM – 12NN

(412) 444-7171
Mobile: (412) 418-5896

Proactive Solutions

I hired Ms. Richardson to help me set up my new business and to make sure that I was following all of the necessary state and local guidelines. In addition to walking me through the process and explaining everything, she also took the time to provide a small business law primer to me. She makes sure her clients are knowledgeable, not just blindly following her lead.


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ttorney Dana J. Richardson

Attorney Dana Jo-Ann Richardson has been a proactive advocate for her clients since entering the Bar in 2007. Her ambitions in the pursuit of law began at Duquesne University School of Law, where Dana was a class representative in the Student Bar Association, and where she became a finalist in the prestigious Carol Los Mansmann Appellate Advocacy Competition. Upon graduating from Duquesne University and receiving her Juris Doctorate in 2007, she sat for the bar examination and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar that year.

While a law student at Duquesne, Dana was hired by Charles Tini and Associates in Pittsburgh, PA as Assistant General Counsel. Her position with the company exemplified her abilities to analyze complex business contracts and legal issues related to housing and real estate matters. Her time at Charles Tini and Associates included practical experience preparing civil complaints; attending hearings, arbitrations and trials, and orchestrating intricate discovery requests during litigation.

In 2008, Attorney Richardson accepted a position at Dornish & Scolieri, PC as an attorney handling multiple practice areas. Dana’s work at the law firm required her exceptional analytical skills and legal knowledge in matters involving Pennsylvania property law, landlord-tenant law, business law, and civil litigation. While meeting and often exceeding her client’s needs and case outcomes, Dana became known as an attorney who was reachable and responsive to all of her clients’ communications. Her successful attorney-client relationships coupled with her success as a litigator led to establishing a law firm with Attorney Beth Tibbott.

At Tibbott & Richardson, attorneys Beth Tibbott and Dana Richardson are passionate about the work they do for their clients. The legal duo brings a tenacious work ethic to their practice while treating every client they take with respect and honesty. Dana puts her comprehensive legal skills to work in the area of family law, where she helps her clients resolve difficult family issues so that they can move forward with their lives. Dana is also a skilled in the area of criminal defense, assisting clients to avoid harsh penalties that could disrupt their lives.

Currently the only African-American sworn in to the Common Pleas Court of Cambria County, Attorney Dana Jo-Ann Richardson continues to be a bold litigator and a sincere advocate for her clients. She has been named a Top 100 Attorney by National Black Lawyers.

Bar Admissions & Memberships

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. | Attorney in good standing admitted to practice in all PA state courts.

Admitted to The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. | Attorney in good standing admitted to practice in the federal Court.

Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Member of the Common Pleas Court of Cambria County

Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association

Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Member of the National College for DUI Defense

Education & Training

Duquesne University School of Law Pittsburgh, PA
Juris Doctorate 2007

  • 2002-2007: Class Representative for the Student Bar Association
  • 2003: Finalist in Carol Los Mansmann Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 2005-2006: Vice President of the Black Law Students Association

Point Park College Pittsburgh, PA
B.A., Legal Studies 2002

  • Graduated Suma Cum Laude
  • Member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • 2002: Chapter Vice President of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Mastering Scientific Evidence 2013
Program – Received certificate of completion.