The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

Richard Flood joined the San Jose office in July 2019. Richard has represented insurance companies and self-insured employers in California workers' compensation since 2013. Prior to that, he represented insurance companies in Longshore Harbor and Defense Base Act cases.


Richard graduated from University of California, Davis School of Law in 2012. During his first year of law school, he achieved the Dean's Honor List. He served as an Articles Editor for the UC Davis Business Law Journal. He worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and for the Honorable Richard Clark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. His article (co-authored with Edward J. Imwinkelried) entitled "Inferring Race by Using Ancestry Informative Markers: (AIMs) as a Forensic Technique in the Courtroom" was published in the Criminal Law Bulletin in 2012. Richard attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2006.

Professional Membership

Richard is an active member of the State Bar of California and the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) of the Supreme Court of Illinois. He is admitted to the U.S. District Courts in the Northern District of California, the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, the Southern District of Illinois, and the Southern District of Texas.

Personal Note

Professor Breaux motivated me to become an attorney by exemplifying the positive characteristics that all attorneys should have. An attorney is most effective when they are genuine.

I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. I grew up eating gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets. We had crawfish boils, celebrated Mardi Gras, and watched football after church on Sundays. Since moving to California in 2007, I have learned to appreciate trail running, hiking, camping, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. I have also learned to root for West Coast teams in most sports - but not in football.