Richard C. Miadich is the managing partner with Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP. Mr. Miadich's practice focuses on litigation matters involving election and campaign finance law, education law, government and administrative law, and constitutional law. He also assists in the firm's political advising, primarily in areas of elections and initiatives.
A member of the California State Bar, Mr. Miadich has litigated matters at the trial and appellate levels in California, including the California Supreme Court, and has represented clients before state administrative agencies. He has also participated in matters before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California. Representing appellant pro bono, Mr. Miadich successfully briefed and argued Lee v. Keith (7th. Cir. 2006) 463 F.3d 763, which resulted in several Illinois ballot access laws being declared unconstitutional.
Mr. Miadich is an At-Large Director on the Sacramento County Bar Association Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Law Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as the charitable arm of the Sacramento County Bar Association. Previously, Mr. Miadich served on the Executive Committee of the Public Law Section of the California State Bar, where he served as the assistant editor of the State Bar's Public Law Journal. His article When to Run, Walk or Crawl to the Courthouse: Proper Timing of Legal Challenges to Initiative Measures, (co-authored with William B. Tunick), was published in the Spring 2007 Public Law Journal.
Mr. Miadich earned his law degree from the University of California at Davis in 2002. While there, he served as a member of the U.C. Davis Law Review, externed with the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee, and participated in the school's trial practice program. He received Bachelors degrees in Political Science and History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1998.
His professional memberships include: the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Sacramento County Bar Association and the California Political Attorneys Association.