5.0 stars 21 totalReview Stephen Richards
Posted by a client
I had previously posted a review expressing concerns about Mr. Richards communication and attentiveness. Since that review, he has responded in a very professional and forthright manner. In addition he has been proactive in his communication and expertly handled a motion to dismiss.
Posted by a client
I was wrongly convicted of first degree murder due to malicious prosecution and he bravely went up against the state and got my conviction reversed outright in the appellate courts. I am free because of his hard work and dedication to my case.
Posted by a client
Attorney Richards has the judge considering to vacate the conviction after 2 previous attorneys failed to do so.
His knowledge of case law is profound and the application of such is subtle and exacting.
The case is not complete, but we've come a long way.
Many Thanks and many more!
Posted by Current Client
He was very responsive following my initial inquiry and quick to process my payment for representation. Since then, I rarely hear from him and have to initiate all communication. I have no idea what he is doing regarding my defense and he made some blatant errors in preparing jury instructions and a pre-trial motion, which I had to bring to his attention and have corrected. He has a stellar legal reputation but may be over-extended or wearing down as I have yet to see evidence of the focus, strategy and responsiveness other former clients described. He is likely a very capable defense attorney but could be distracted or resting on his laurels and previous accomplishments. You may want do a better job than I did grilling him in advance about how he will communicate and how frequently, as well as the degree to which he will proactively inform you about his actions abd activities on your behalf.
Posted by Diane Chavez
Whether your criminal case is complex or simple, a lot can happen in the criminal process to derail your future. I cannot overstate to you the importance of choosing the right attorney to represent you when you face criminal charges. It is the single most important decision of your life you will make, and Stephen Richards is the best person you can trust to represent you to the utmost. You need an attorney who is honest, aggressive, hard-working, and who knows his stuff and the law. Many defense attorneys are only too happy to take your money; give you a sell job at the outset when you are desperate, and then fail to carry thru; doing an inadequate job that will leave you in the lurch. Stephen Richards is not like this. You will find out he is highly respected in the legal field and for good reason. He takes the time to do the research, learn the facts, and tell it to you straight. He is experienced in many more aspects of the legal practice than most other attorneys. He is great in court. The judges respect him because he anticipates problems, is always prepared to handle the unexpected and is the best in presenting any argument. His jury presentations are smooth and practiced and the juries are comfortable with him and listen well to him. He cares about every client and that comes across to others when he represents you. He will always treat you with respect and dignity and has great patience. He is well-worth any investment you make in him and it is an honor to be his client. I was his client in a high-profile case for several years. I had everything at stake and went through three other attorneys before I hired him. The others were amateurs in comparison to him and failed me at critical moments. We went through a convoluted process, and I got to see him in many different aspects of his practice. Most attorneys would have backed down to the pressure from the State or made the wrong decisions. Stephen Richards did not. He was always ethical and voluntarily committed himself to pursue whatever legal avenue my case would require to win an acquittal for me. No other attorney would have shown such conscience and dedication to a client who was not always the easiest person to deal with. Trust him and your future will be in the best hands possible.
Posted by a client
Mr. Richards provided amazing support of our family during this difficult time. Following a shaky start with another attorney, we reached out to Mr. Richards and his determination to turn this case around and gain the knowledge and insight into an area where he had a limited perspective was most gratifying. Mr. Richards was very direct in his approach, conveying what we should expect, odds that were in our favor and what could go against us. The outcome of the case was all that we could have hoped for and has allowed us all to move forward. We will always be grateful for the critical role he played in giving us back our lives.
Posted by a client
Attorney Richards is a great attorney for any Criminal Justice Case, He is Outstanding, professional, courteous, He said My Sons future! Thanks to Mr Richards My Son is now working in His career.
Posted by Brian
I am a current client of Attorney Stephen Richards involving a case where I was fasly accused. My past lawyer sold me out, lied to me and caused me to agree to a felony charge based on false information of a threat. Attorney Richards was the only attorney out of several that knew what to do. He filed paperwork in a timely manner and did not sell me out. As we are moving forward, he will speak to you professionally and TRUTHFULLY, and will fight aggressively for your life! This is by far the best attorney I've ever seen that will not play games but will fight for you like this was his own life!
Posted by Michael Filimoniuk
Suffering from malicious prosecution, I Michael was falsely accused, by a man who committed several perjuries before the Grand jury. It was Steven Richards whose professional experience of high caliber, handled my case with the master precision, to save me from being convicted from fraud, from a specialist prosecutor, who showed malicious prosecution, knowing in her heart, that I was an innocent man. After being disheartened with my previous lawyers who did not represent me in the right way, and sold me out, I found that Steven Richards was incorruptible, and that he displayed the true qualities of a public defender with the utmost integrity, and wisdom of experience in the law, to represent me in the right way and manner, that provided me with a confident victory, in defending my innocence; who demonstrated the critical experience, and proven record to win cases, and is ideally suited for any person who needs the commitment of a real professional criminal defense lawyer. As I thoroughly recommend Steven Richards to anyone who’s truly unsure when seeking a criminal defense lawyer, when the matter is so grave and critical, when you can’t afford to lose your case, or make a mistake, because Steven Richards exemplifies all that is good within the justice system within the United States of America, and is the right man that you can totally rely, and depend upon, to do the job and win your case. And the glory goes to Amun Ra, that raised the nation of Israel, that raise’s the Sun from the east that shines unto the west, that has no Son, or daughter, that answered my prayers, when he raised Steven Richards up to defend my innocence! Yours truly Prince Micha_el
Posted by Mike
I'd like to thank Mr.Richards for handling my case. I was found guilty after a bench trial and Mr.Richards successfully appealed my case to illinois appellate courts. Charges were reversed and remanded for new trial becuase of trial courts error of applying law.