Judge Ben Richardson received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Howard University in 1989 and a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Georgia School Of Law in 1992. He was elected solicitor-general of Muscogee County in January of 2003. Prior to his election, he served as chief assistant solicitor-general and assistant solicitor-general in the Muscogee County solicitor-general's office. Early in his career, he also served as an associate attorney.

Judge Richardson was sworn in as Muscogee County State Court Judge By Governor Deal on January 7th, 2014.