Paul Harrison

Paul E. Harrison, a New Orleans native, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1992 where he graduated with honors. After graduation, he relocated to Louisiana and attended the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University. While in law school, Paul was a member of the Moot Court Board and a Tullis competitor. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1996. He was admitted to practice law in Louisiana in 1996. After working for law firms in New Orleans and Covington, Paul founded the firm in 2006.

Paul currently serves as General Counsel to the St. Tammany Parish School Board. In that position, he provides advice and representation on matters relating to faculty, staff and student relationships, procurement, public financing, contracts, property, construction, workers’ compensation and personal injury litigation, claims under Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 and the Civil Rights Act, the American with Disabilities Act, free-speech issues, constitutional issues, and public bid law issues. Paul also serves as an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Abita Springs. Paul has maintained a private practice of general civil law in Mandeville, Louisiana, representing individuals and businesses in a wide array of legal matters for over 20 years. These matters include complex personal injury cases, insurance coverage, construction, property rights, civil rights, collections, contracts, real estate, and employment law.

Paul is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association, the 22nd Judicial District Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He is a member of the Northlake-Mandeville Rotary Club and Leadership St. Tammany Class of 2017. Paul is admitted to practice law in all Louisiana state courts and the U.S. District Courts of the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

deShea Richardson

Grew up in Baton Rouge and attended Louisiana State University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and Order of Omega Honor fraternity.

She earned her bachelor of science degree from LSU in 1996, majoring in Economics. She then attended the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University, receiving her juris doctorate in 1999.

deShea began her legal career in her native city of Baton Rouge. She joined The Law Offices of Paul E. Harrison in 2009 after developing a diversified practice that included both transactional and civil litigation work.

In 2012, deShea became a partner and the firm became Harrison & Richardson. She has previously served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Mandeville.  She currently serves in that same capacity for the Town of Abita Springs.

With Harrison & Richardson, she handles workers’ compensation matters for both national and local clients, represents individuals and businesses in property, personal injury and collection claims, assists municipalities with local legislation and litigation, and counsels clients on wills and estate planning.

deShea Richardson is a member of the 22nd JDC Bar Association, the Louisiana City Attorneys Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. She is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

deShea Richardson is extremely involved in her community, serving as a member of Leadership St. Tammany Board of Trustees, Beau Chene HOA Board of Directors, Northshore Food Bank Board of Directors, and the St. Tammany Recreation District #1 Board of Commissioners.