MANDEVILLE – Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere recently announced the appointment of Paul Harrison and deShea Richardson as Assistant City Attorneys for the City of Mandeville.
Originally from Delaware, Harrison attended Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island where he graduated with honors and obtained a B.A. in Psychology. He relocated to Louisiana in 1992 and attended the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU, receiving his juris doctorate degree in 1996. He is the managing partner of Harrison & Richardson, which he founded in 2006.
Harrison lives in Mandeville with his wife, Laura, and three children. He is active in the community and participates in the Northlake-Mandeville Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity and Leadership St. Tammany Class of 2017. His family attends St. Timothy United Methodist Church.
Richardson was born and raised in Baton Rouge. She attended LSU and graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in Economics. In 1999, she received her juris doctorate degree from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU. Richardson began her legal career in her native city of Baton Rouge and then joined The Law Offices of Paul E. Harrison in 2009. In 2012, Richardson became a partner and the firm was renamed Harrison & Richardson.
Richardson moved to Mandeville in 2004, where she resides with her husband, James, and three children. She serves as a member of Leadership St. Tammany Board of Trustees, Beau Chene HOA Board of Directors and Covington Food Bank Young Leadership Council. She also teaches Godly Play at Christ Episcopal Church.
Both Harrison and Richardson are admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts including the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. They are members of the Covington Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
“Their combined talents and professionalism will do well in assisting current City Attorney Edward Deano,” Villere said. “This will enable City business to be streamlined without duplicating billing.”
Harrison and Richardson were recently confirmed by the Mandeville City Council.