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When I hired Doug Richards, I was in a situation where I really didn't know what to do. I'd hired an attorney, but was unsatisfied with their work and their responsiveness on my case. I'd had some speeding tickets, and so forth, but never been in a position to hire a criminal attorney, nor did I think that I ever would be. Basically, I was scared out of my mind and wasn't sure what to do. I interviewed at least a dozen attorneys for my case, but kept getting the impression that my part was to pay huge amounts of money, and their part was to show up. I also asked a lot of attorneys for recommendations, and the name Doug Richards kept coming up. When I met with Mr. Richards, the things that stood out about him during the first few minutes of meeting with him were his intelligence and his attention to detail. There were very important aspects to the case that immediately stuck out to him, but hadn't to other attorneys, some of whom were obscenely expensive. Mr. Richards was extremely thorough. My particular case required a lot of investigation to get to the truth. Mr. Richards had an extremely talented investigator working on my case, and he was very good about explaining what needed to be done, as well as what costs were involved. He's very also very compassionate, which can mean a lot to someone accused of a serious crime. His experience gives him the perspective of the prosecutorial side, which is essential in a criminal case. I cannot say enough positive things about Mr. Richards. I met with attorneys who charge hundreds of thousands of dollars more, and would have hired them if they'd been better for my case. Ultimately, he was the best lawyer for the job. I can't imagine a better advocate to look after someone's interests, defend their constitutional rights, and get to the truth of the matter in any type of criminal case.
Hiring Mr. Richards was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I really can't say enough good things about him or his investigator who worked on my case. I know this review is rife with adulation, but as a client, I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal attorney. If your case is serious, what's really important is who is on your side and who you want standing next to you in court, if that day should come. This is the guy. There are none better.
I reviewed the profiles of a number of criminal defense attorneys in the Denver metropolitan area before selecting Mr. Richards. I chose Mr. Richards based on his extensive work as a prosecutor and defense attorney at both the State and Federal level. His prior work as a prosecutor provides an invaluable insight into the legal process. His knowledge of the law enables him to cut directly to the central issues of the case. He is attentive, thoroughly explaining his thought processes and his actions. He is reasonable, objective, and compassionate. I could not have found a better counselor for my issues. He has earned, without equivocation, my highest recommendation.
Doug is one of the best attorneys I've had the pleasure to work with. He is attentive, accessible, and highly skilled both in the court room and at the negotiating table. I highly recommend Doug for your legal needs.