Tim Richardson, Senior Associate


Senior Associate, has 23 years’ experience in Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) restoration on behalf of clients or programs that received over half of the $727 million available from the $1 billion EVOS settlement. Prior to working in the EVOS spill region, he was special assistant to former U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) and administrative assistant to U.S. Representative Greg Laughlin (then D-TX). During the 1979-88 time frame, Tim was founding editor of the Quorum Report, a contributing editor to Texas Business magazine, Houston Business Journal, Dallas Fort Worth Business Journal, Dallas Times Herald, and the Austin correspondent for Platt’s Oilgram News. From 1990 to 1996, he published The Busby Papers for Lyndon Johnson’s longest serving aide, Horace W. Busby. In 2000, he published a book providing a 10-year retrospective of the Alaska spill Kodiak Bears and the Exxon Valdez, and has lectured about the Exxon Valdez spill and its aftermath at the National Conservation Training Center, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program, Yale University and the Pinchot Institute. He has authored congressional testimony on BP Deepwater Horizon restoration and has written about or been quoted in recent articles about the BP spill in The New York Times, CQ Roll Call, New Orleans Times Picayune, and The Horinko Group Newsletter. He is a Michigan State University Honors College graduate, BA, ’74.