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Richard Lawrence Cooper

Richard Lawrence Cooper

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Richard L. Cooper is a criminal defense attorney handling all types of State and Federal crimes and serving all of Florida.

Richard L. Cooper earned his Bachelors degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and his Juris Doctorate from Nova’s Shepard Broad Law Center. While in college, Mr. Cooper spent summers and any free time he had working for his father’s law firm in Atlanta. During his matriculation through college, Mr. Cooper spent a year studying Australian law and politics at Queensland, Australia’s Bond University. It was his time in Australia that shaped his view on people and the world around it, believing that all people are connected and that the only way to help the world was to help people. It was there that he realized his goal in life to serve the greater good. Upon return to the United States, Richard turned his goals to becoming a lawyer. Immediately after graduation, Mr. Cooper enrolled in Nova’s Shepard Broad Law Center where he was an active and ever excelling student in both academics and extracurricular associations.

Upon receiving his Juris Doctorate degree, Mr. Cooper became a member of the Florida Bar and now serves all of Florida defending those who have been accused of committing crimes of all types. Whether it’s petty theft or white collar Federal Crimes, no case is too big or too small and Mr. Cooper is ready, willing and able to defend your case with passion and zeal. Mr. Cooper is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Coral Gables Bar Association.

While practicing Criminal Defense work, Richard takes on a limited amount of Personal Injury cases, utilizing his knowledge and experience of Florida Automobile Accident Law. It is this personal touch that all his clients receive that makes Richard L. Cooper stand out in the sea of competitors.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    500 cases



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Daniel Joseph Garza

    Mr. Cooper is both professional and compassionate. He is dedicated and leaves no stone un-turned to provide the best possible defense to his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Garza Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tara Elizabeth Faenza

    Mr. Cooper is a passionate advocate for his clients. He is focused, calm, and collected. I am pleased to recommend Mr. Copper as the consummate professional who is always prepared and ready to fight for his clients. Plus, he is a pleasure to work with for his positive attitude and willingness to work hard.


    Tara Faenza Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Richard L. Cooper

800 Brickell Avenue
Penthouse 2
Miami, FL, 33131


FLMember in Good Standing201105/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principle AttorneyThe Law Offices of Richard L. Cooper2011 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami chapter)Member2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2011 - Present
Tort Law SocietyFounding Member2009 - 2011

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sexual Battery at upscale South FL HotelOver $40,000.00 in recovery
DUI crash and rollover, multiple witnessesAll charges dropped
Cocaine Trafficking - charges droppedCharges dropped

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2011

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Guest Speaker Roundtable DiscussionStarting and maintaining a criminal defense practice2015