Douglas B. Richardson, K.C.
Bachelor of Laws, University of Saskatchewan, 1975
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1976
Douglas Richardson, K.C. has practised law in Saskatchewan for over 40 years. Prior to joining W Law, Doug was a long-time partner and past Chair of one of the largest law firms in the Province.
Early in his legal career, Doug undertook basic criminal defence work, acted for children seized by the Department of Social Services, was counsel with Robert McKercher, K.C. in the creation of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, and worked on the attempted acquisition of the St. Louis Blues as an NHL franchise for Saskatoon.
Doug also assisted on the privatization of The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and three of Saskatchewan’s most significant commercial land developments—Saskatoon’s Downtown Scotia Center, the River Landing project, and the country’s first Urban Reserve. For over a decade, Doug was the named Counsel to the University of Saskatchewan and in that capacity, he played a lead role in bringing the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron – one of Canada’s largest science projects – to our Campus.
On two occasions, totaling almost 5 years, Doug left practice to work in Ottawa and his last mandate was as a Chief of Staff to a former Canadian Prime Minister.
Doug has volunteered in countless capacities within our community. He is a past Chair of Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre, has raised significant funds for over 20 charities, and is presently advising the Vaccine Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) on the development of Canada’s National Pandemic Center.
Doug has been the recipient of three Queen’s Jubilee medals, is a former Board Member of SaskTel and SGI, and was named one of the ten most influential people in the Prairies.