Richard J. Paikoff, MA, JDRichard J. Paikoff, MA, JD

Richard J. Paikoff is a recently licensed California and Nevada attorney with a passion for making people’s lives better. He has extensive experience in immigration law, which include the areas of naturalization, DACA, and adjustment of status cases. He has also worked on a number of personal injury matters at various prestigious law firms.

Richard also has an M.A. degree in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. To that end, he has spent significant time in Russia and is proficient in the Russian language. Moreover, he brings his considerable understanding of Russia, Russian culture, and the Russian people to his practice of law.


  • University of Pacific – McGeorge School of Law – Sacramento, California (Class: 2015)
    • Degree Earned: J.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin – Austin, Texas (Class: 2012)
    • Degree Earned: M.A. – Russian & Eastern European Studies
  • Union College – Schenectady, New York (Class: 2010)
    • Degree Earned: B.A. – Majoring in Russian & Eastern European Studies with a minor in the Russian Language.

Admitted to Practice in the Following Jurisdictions:

  • All California State Courts
  • All Nevada State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Practice Areas:

  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury


  • English (Native)
  • Russian (Proficient)


  • University of Pacific – McGeorge School of Law
    • Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence
      • International Business Transactions (Spring 2014)
      • International Environmental Law (Spring 2014)
    • Dean’s Scholarship Award (2012-2013)
    • Dean’s Scholarship Award (2014-2015)
    • Traynor Society (2015)
    • Academic Achievement Award (2014-2015)
    • Dean’s List (2013-2014)
    • Dean’s List (2014-2015)
    • Honor’s At Entrance (2012-2013)
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2011)
    • The Bruce E. and Kathleen Truitt Russian Studies Scholarship (2010)
    • Bruton Fellowship (2011)
    • The Gamma Beta Phi Society (2012)
    • Academic Assistantship (2011-2012)
  • Union College
    • Magna Cum Laude (2010)
    • John Iwanik Prize (2010)
    • Dean’s List (2006–2010)
    • Honors in Russian and Eastern European Studies (2010)
    • IEF Grant (2010)