Waymaker Pro Bono Case Goes to Trial in Los Angeles

Waymaker has accepted a pro bono appointment to represent Lisa Simpson, the mother of Richard Che Risher, in her case against the city of Los Angeles and certain officers of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Richard Risher was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers in 2016. He was 18. His mother filed civil rights and other claims that year. Her claims have survived summary judgment and are now ready for trial. Waymaker’s trial team will led by Ryan Baker, who is joined by Melissa Meister, Jose Nuno and Ishpal Sidhu.

“We are honored to represent Ms. Simpson, as she seeks justice related to the tragic and untimely death of her son Richard,” says Baker, a founding partner of Waymaker. “Tragic interactions with law enforcement have become too common; it is only by holding the appropriate parties accountable that behavior will change.”

Waymaker’s appointment came through the California Federal District Court’s Pro Bono Panel.

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