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Richard Keith Oliver

Richard Keith Oliver

also known as Rick Oliver

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals, Car Accidents

About Me

I am a native Houstonian, dedicated to defending the rights of the citizen accused. I have never worked for law enforcement, and I have never worked for the District Attorneys Office. The reason for that is simple: my passion flows only one way, and that is to defend those citizens accused of crimes. 

A Blue Collar upbringing has left me with many advantages: I'm about as "salt of the Earth," as it gets. You'll never have to worry about going through my secretary to get to me; my cell phone number is one of the first things I make sure every client has.

I'm also a "lunch pail" kind of guy; I may not win every fight, but you can damn sure bet I didn't get out-worked. I have a Blue Collar work ethic, because that's who I am, and where I'm from.

Finally, I'm a fighter. I'm among those Texans that recalls this is the 'Come and Take it," State.  I'm as polite and professional in the courtroom as any lawyer in town, but when the chips are down, and a trial is what you need to protect your liberty, I'll be the one holding the flag, and charging the hill, in your defense.

I understand people.  I understand the law. And I'm willing to fight either one, to protect you. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    8 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
  3. Car Accidents: 5%
    8 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Matthew Alan Elwell

    Rick has a special gift for writing few other lawyers have. Many clients have issues with their cases at the trial level and need a lawyer who can keep the fight going on appeal. Rick searches tirelessly to find the necessary case law to back up his arguments. More importantly, he has the creativity to put it all neatly down on paper so judges side with him more often than not. I endorse this lawyer.


    Matthew Elwell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles Kent Zavala

    I met Rick while working in the same building during law school. His attitude and demeanor towards work was always enthusiastic and honorable. Since becoming a lawyer, Rick has helped various times and shared his experience with me. I would recommend Rick to anyone needing an attorney


    Charles Zavala Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rick Oliver Attorney at Law

1221 Studewood St.
Houston, TX, 77008

1221 Studewood St.
Houston, TX, 77008




TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200708/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRick Oliver Attorney at Law2008 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Texas v. B.S.Not Guilty
State of Texas v. F.V.Not Guilty
State of Texas v. A.S.Not Guilty

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)AccountingMasters in Accounting2001
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)Business AdministrationBusiness Administration2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationDWI Basics2010