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Richard C. Southard

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   39 reviews

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The Law Office of Richard Southard specializes in providing clients from all walks of life, top-notch legal representation in civil and criminal litigation throughout New York State. Richard Southard has an unsurpassable track record of winning verdicts, which often allows him to negotiate favorable dispositions without the risk of trial. Should a trial be necessary, Mr. Southard prides himself on having a winning strategy in place and the expertise and experience to implement it in front of a jury. The Law Office of Richard Southard commits itself to delivering to each of its clients, the highest quality of trial skills, legal expertise and professional judgment, no matter the size of the case.  The Law Office of Richard Southard has been given an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau (it's highest rating) so you know he is an attorney that you can trust. Moreover, Richard Southard was recently named one of the ten best DUI/DWI lawyers in all of New York Stare by the American Institute of DUI/DWI lawyers, an impartial third-party rating organization. Most recently, Richard Southard was selected as one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers in New York by the National Trial Lawyers based on the following criteria:

  • Reputation among peers, the judiciary and the public
  • Achievements, settlements and verdicts as a trial lawyer
  • Board certification as a trial lawyer
  • Nominations  from leading trial lawyers, current members and Executive Committee members
  • Leadership and membership in other national and state trial lawyer organizations
  • Rankings and ratings by leading national evaluation organizations

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Licensed for 25 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Richard Southard Law Office
291Broadway
Suite 800
New York, NY, 10007

Reviews

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Posted by Terrence | October 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A1 - BULLDOG Here!
Mr. Southard is an exceptional attorney. I have worked with him over the past year and his expertise has proven invaluable. I originally retained him for a criminal case stemming from a DMV case. I quickly realized the family law attorney I had retained was not proactively working my case, so I had to relieve him and get my retainer back. Mr. Southard was kind enough to take over both cases and even helped me get my funds back from the 1st attorney that was ignoring my messages. Richard is so thorough he started catching the opposing counsels on BOTH cases unprepared. One case ended up dismissed due to opposing council missing deadlines because they started dodging his calls and emails. The other case ended up settling. Although I don't look forward to any future legal issues, Mr. Richard Southard will surely stay locked in my contact list. I highly recommend you consult with him if you have legal issues. This man saved my life and reputation.
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Posted by Jonathan | March 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DMV Case
Mr. Richard Southard is an amazing attorney. He is great with. He responds promptly during both working hours and non working hours and working days and non working days. He is also one of the best attorney when you have a DMV Case. I had my first case where I have contacted two lawyers previously and had no hope. I was recommended to Mr. southward and he quickly put me at ease. Throughout the process he informed me at every step, drove 2 hours with me to Albany to court hearings and with best of representation. I had hope of the issue and i had the best outcome without conviction and a record. he helped me so much with my case and kept me updated throughout the process until everything was taken care of. Highly Recommended. If you need an attorney these is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
After researching the legal issue my friend had, I came across Mr. Southard's name. I decided to refer him to my friend and it was the best decision we ever made. Mr. Southard is always responsive, knowledgeable in his practice area, and dependable. He received a favorable outcome on his legal issue and this was all due to Mr. Southard's diligence. Thank you again!!!!!
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Posted by HAZEL | December 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MIRACLE WORKER!!!!
Richard Southard was referred to me by a friend of the family to defend my son's case. I was terrified because the charges were very serious and I had no idea about the criminal justice system. He automatically made me feel like I could trust him, and he went above and beyond to lessen the charges and jail time for my boy. He was always very attentive! Answered all my questions, every phone call and gave me peace of mind at the most difficult time. He kept me informed and updated with any news regarding the case. I highly recommend anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer to contact him. A BIG FAT THANK YOU MR. SOUTHARD FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great advice and fast response
I needed an advice and Richard responded very fast. We continued the discussion on chat and he was really helpful! I 100% recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and understanding. Will explain in great detail
Richard has helped me answer so many elementary questions as I know little of the criminal law. I am old and ask many questions, yet he still finds the time to very politely get to them.
Posted by Andrew | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Guy & Fantastic Lawyer
I am very grateful that I happened upon Rich. He was kind and supportive from the first phone call, and was willing to talk at length/answer questions about my case before I decided to hire him (which was MUCH more than I got from all of the other attorneys I called). He made me feel heard and respected, and was never pushy, which again, was not the case with the other attorneys I spoke to. At no point did I ever feel that money was his main motive. I also felt very confident with his many years of legal experience, and hiring him truly put my mind at ease. Every step of the way, Rich had my back. He was straightforward and honest with me about what I needed to do and how he could help me to achieve the desired outcome. My case was dismissed and sealed today, and I thank him for that. I could not recommend him more!
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
At 35 , I have never had anything to do with police or law in general. None in my family was ever arrested, I was raised in strict and very respected family, I was too naive to answer questions on the phone to police because some girl claimed that I hit her and drove away, which was a complete lie. The police wanted me in the station and kind of arrested there. Now I’m in a real trouble and I needed a lawyer, I chose Richard southward that looked good for me based on the reviews, but it’s true I made a good decision, he s a very good lawyer, he might not seem very friendly but he has all you need to help you in the court and get you the result you didn’t expect. Thanks god my case was sealed and fingerprints were destroyed , he was perfect. If you need a good lawyer don’t look further.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2018
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Amazing Lawyer
This incident was my first real-deal involvement with the law - and it would have greatly affected me had I not found Rich Southard. Always accommodating, kind, smart, and strategic, Mr. Southard mapped and navigated the best way to beat the NYPD and win my case. I am very grateful for finding Mr. Southard and would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a lawyer to represent them for any drug related crime.
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Posted by Diane | October 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
" The Legal Guru Of Negotiation "
When it comes to legal representation there are loads of attorneys that talk a good game. Richard C. Stockhard will meet all of your expectations. Facing potential criminal charges, indefinite suspension or revocation of my drivers license by the DMV, after much thought and consideration I decided to consult with Mr Southard who agreed to interact with the investigator on my behalf. Throughout the entire process he kept me fully informed about the situation, aside from making himself available to address all of my concerns and to answer any questions that I had regarding my case. Thankfully, Mr Southard was able to effectively negotiate out of a court of law to resolve the matter. Most importantly I am happy with the outcome and highly recommend Mr Southard ( a legal guru of negotiatiion) to others in need of legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ticket fighter!
Mr. Southard helped fight my ticket for me and took care of pretty much every aspect without me having to do a thing. 5 Stars. And a big thank you to you Mr. Southard! Much appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best NYC Criminal Lawyer One Could Ever Ask For. Period.
Richard was my defense lawyer for a domestic violence incident. Results: I was charged with half a dozen misdemeanors and ended up with an ACD. In fact, not only did I get an ACD, but Richard was able to reduce the ACD period from 12 months to less than 6 given my immigration status. Richard not only knows the law inside and out, but he is a great strategist and has a reputation that precedes him, which allowed him to get a hold of the right people at the DA's in a timely fashion and get everything resolved. Absolutely fantastic lawyer -- he achieved the single best outcome I could have hoped for. Interaction: Richard was always an attentive listener and recalled all of the facts of my case, even several months down the line. He was extremely responsive (always reachable, even at odd hours if needed) and always arrived in court on time. Honest / Trustworthy. I met with multiple lawyers to discuss my case and hated the experience. I constantly felt like I was dealing with sleazy attorneys trying to coerce me into expensive retainers. Richard was the absolute opposite. He was honest and transparent from the very beginning, and his fees are very reasonable, particularly given the quality of his work and advice. Conclusion: Do not hesitate in retaining him if you want the best counsel and care about your outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Worth every cent
Rich did right by me every step of the way. I was contacted over the phone by NYC detectives who wanted to charge me with a crime involving a traffic boot that was allegedly illegally removed from my vehicle. They demanded I come in, or face the warrant squad- I reached out to Rich to get his advice, and he provided almost an hour of valuable insight for free. He was upfront and had clear on what his expectations were. Once I hired him, He went right to work, handled the detectives and arranged the voluntary surrender. He felt out the cops and intuitively realized their case was weak. He came to the precinct and foiled their lineup which was completely unfair (they were trying to line me up next to cops with uniform pants and holsters, yea, totally legit). When the detective tried to trump up the value of the boot to make it a felony and earn themselves extra career points, which NYPD is notorious for, he immediately reached out to the vendor, established value, and got the DA to lower the charges within the hour. Unfortunately for NYC, even without evidence police can still arrest you and usually will just to get the credit; its then up to the DA to determine what sticks. Rich correctly anticipated this ahead of time. Once I was processed, He worked on the DA until midnight to get me out of central booking on ROR, which is almost unheard of. and once the court date came, with zero evidence to connect me, he had the charges dismissed. I am grateful to Rich. His resourcefulness, wit, and professionalism truly navigated me through this unfortunate circumstance. He went above and beyond.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2017
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The Best Hands Down
Mr. Southward was my counsel for a domestic violence incident. I was charged with 5 misdemeanors and ended up with an ACD. His fees are reasonable and he is an all around great guy and does not judge his clients regardless of the circumstance. If you are ever in trouble call Mr. Southard.
Posted by Martha | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!!!
Richard Southard, is amazing, words cannot describe how grateful I am for choosing him as my lawyer. When I first called Mr.Southard and explained my case he knew exactly what i was charged with and assured me that everything was going to be alright. Which was something that i was looking for in a lawyer, I knew when i made the right decision when I went into his office with a welcoming smile and then he had shown me proof of my charges. Again, he had shown me his confidence so well that, he knew he was going to beat this case and get my charged drop. During my court date, I wasn't even in court for no longer than 30 mins and the DA offered me an ACD which was what Mr.Southard and I agreed on. My case is now dismissed and sealed, I couldn't Thank Richard Southard enough. He was very affordable, informing and caring, which was everything I could ask for. I am sure that I wont get into trouble ever again but if I or any other of my loved ones are in a sticky situation, he will be the first person to call.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Made a lot of difference!!!
I recently experienced a problem with DMV and it was a very sensitive matter and I was really scared when I got the letter from the DMV Division of Field Investigation. I did something in the past that I was not proud of. But did it to live. To make a long story short. I look on the internet on people that having the same predicament that I have. Avvo pop up and there was a question posted with a similar scenario that I receive. And the best response/advice came from Atty Southard. So I message him for an appointment and he got back to me the following day. We met and I told him what occurred to me in the past. He gave me great advice and informed me the different Scenarios of my case. He is very experienced in handling DMV cases. He even knows my investigator. He helps me sort things out. And made me feel that there is a way out. I was really stressed that weekend. When we showed up at DMV office. He defended and spoke on my behalf with the detective. He negotiates to get your best interest. Right now I'm just waiting for this incident to be the matter of the past. I'm glad that I hired Atty Southard.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Parking validation
I'm not taking No for answer. And he said to give a try , I'm not losing anything because its just parking. The worse that gonna happened I will need to pay in full. May be will need help when I will here back from Parking office.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Criminal Defense advice session
Helpful, direct and easy to understand. Clearly explained my options to me and made it easy for me to proceed. Very satisfied!
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
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| Hired Attorney
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Criminal Defense advice session
Grasped situation immediately. Gave excellent advice for action. Wish I could hire him.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawer!
I met Richard in the desperate situation when I was involved in the DV case. Richard was professional and explained to me the situation and at that time I was a foreigner who was not familiar with the law system here. He also managed to meet my family to comfort them. Besides, he also take my school case and got me back to the school to finish my degree. I cannot appreciate more for having Richard to help me in the case and I will definitely recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • John Jay College of Criminal
  • 2004 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Richard Southard
  • 2003 - Present
  • Criminal Court Deputy Bureau Chief
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 2003

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Jurs Doctor
  • 1996
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • People of the State of New York V. R.L.
  • All charges dismissed by Kings County DIstrict Attorneys Office
  • People of the State of New York v. A.F.
  • All charges dismissed by Manhattan D.A.s Office
  • People of the State of New York v. T.K.
  • All charges dismissed by Manhattan D.A.'s Office
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Associations

  • American Jurist Institute
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Institute of Dui/Dwi Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attprneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kings County Criminal
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kings County District Attorney Alumni Assciation
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2016
  • A+ Highest Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2016
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorney
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Ten Dui/Dwi Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • A+ Rating!
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Founding Member
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in NY
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Ten Best Dui/Dwi Lawyer in New York State
  • American Institute of Dui/Dwi Lawyers
  • 2014
  • A+ Highest Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bloom & Politan: Open Court
  • Discussing Florida V. Samuels, (Millionaire charged in murder plot)
  • 2007
  • Trial Heat
  • Discussing Marrero v. Tampa, (Family of slain police officer sues City of Tampa, claiming insufficient police department support led to officer’s murder by armed robber.)
  • 2006
  • Courtside
  • Discussing New Mexico v. Posey, (Teen claims self-defense in the shooting deaths of his father, stepmother and stepsister, after years of physical and sexual abuse.)
  • 2006
  • Both Sides
  • Discussing the United States Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Samuel Alito
  • 2006
  • Bloom & Politan: Open Court
  • Discussing, Michigan v. Yost (Mother charged with murdering her seven year-old daughter by giving her a lethal dosage of anti-depressants.)
  • 2006
  • Bloom & Politan: Open Court
  • Discussing Michigan v. Deering, (Drug dealer charged with murdering five young children during revenge arson.)
  • 2006
  • Bloom & Politan: Open Court
  • Discussing Florida v. Serrano, (Defendant on trial for quadruple homicide of former business partners.)
  • 2006
  • Banfield & Ford: Courtside
  • Discussing Ohio v. Halder, (Man charged with murder during shooting rampage at Case Western University.)
  • 2006
  • Banfield & Ford: Courtside
  • Discussing South Carolina v. Goodwin, (Man charged with home invasion murder of retired 81 year-old doctor.)
  • 2006
  • Banfield & Ford: Courtside
  • Dscussing Texas v. Yates, (Retrial of Andrea Yates, accused of drowning her five children in a bathtub.)
  • 2006
  • Banfield & Ford: Courtside
  • Discussing Florida v. Serrano, (Defendant on trial for quadruple homicide of former business partners.)
  • 2006
  • Trial Heat
  • Discussing the Robert Blake murder trial, the Michael Jackson child molestation case and Texas v. Mallard, (woman charged with murder for hitting a pedestrian with her car and leaving him to die while stuck in her windshield).
  • 2005
  • Trial Heat
  • Discussing Florida v. Blount, (father charged with murder of 16 year-old bully who assaulted his son).
  • 2005
  • Trial Heat
  • Discussing the Michael Jackson trial and Virgina v. Roundtree, (woman accused of brutally murdering ex-husband).
  • 2005
  • Trial Heat
  • Discussing the Michael Jackson trial and Ohio v. McCoy, (the Ohio highway sniper trial).
  • 2005
  • Trial Heat
  • Discussing the Michael Jackson trial and Florida v. Cloyd and Hughes, (Pilots charged with operating a passenger jet while intoxicated).
  • 2005
  • Trial Heat
  • Discussing the live sentencing proceedings in Idaho v. Johnson, (teenager convicted of murdering her parents
  • 2005
  • Trial Heat
  • Discussing Mississippi v. Smith, (defendant facing the death penalty for kidnapping and murdering a college student).
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Discussing the legal basis for the overturning of Andrea Yates' capital murder convictions.
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Discussing the legal battle to reinsert Terry Schiavo’s feeding tube.
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Discussing the use of prior bad acts in the Michael Jackson trial.
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Discussing the arrest of Jerry Hobb (man accused of stabbing his young daughter and her friend to death on Mother’s Day).
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Discussing the use of accuser’s videotaped interview as rebuttal evidence in the Michael Jackson trial.
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Discussing the acquittal of Michael Jackson in the Michael Jackson trial.
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Discussing Scott Peterson’s suit against his former lawyer and the punishment for female teachers who have sexual relations with their underage male students
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Discussing the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon incident
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Rumsfield v. Fair
  • 2005
  • Fox News Live
  • Discussing the robbery arrest of former Major League Baseball pitcher Jeff Reardon and the use of antidepressants in his criminal defense
  • 2005
  • Both SIdes
  • Discussing the Robert Blake murder trial, the Michael Jackson child molestation case and Idaho v. Johnson, (teenager on trial for murdering her parents).
  • 2005
  • Both Sides
  • Discussing Oregon v. Longo, (defendant facing the death penalty for murdering his wife and three young children).
  • 2005
  • Both Sides
  • Discussing Florida v. Smith, defendant facing the death penalty for abducting and murdering a 12 year-old girl
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (43)
Given (5)
Endorse Richard
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Southard is a brilliant criminal attorney whose legal practice and work ethics are of the highest caliber. He has an uncompromising commitment to excellence, together with a caring nature. Richard consistently provides high quality, effective service to every one of clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard Southard is an attorney who delivers. I have had the privilege of working with him on a sensitive and delicate criminal defense matter. His experience as a former high ranking prosecutor allows him keen insight into how the prosecutor will handle your case. He is refreshingly straight forward, telling clients and other lawyers like myself the good news and the bad news about their case. I was impressed with his dedication to his client and his ability to come up with creative and cost-efficient legal solutions. His unique legal insight was an invaluable asset and was instrumental in resolving the matter. I recommend him highly. He is a skillful advocate for his clients and perhaps, more importantly, he understands how to treat his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"Reading and observing this advocate give great answers, with knowledge and style leaves me no doubt of how exceptionali a legal mind he is. I am an attorney and would not hesitate hiring him if I were in an issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Richard is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Southard provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his familiarity with criminal law and alcohol-related offenses. He clearly has the knowledge, experience, and clarity of expression vital to be a great attorney. He is a consistent and consistently helpful contributor, helping many here in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An asset to the Avvo community and the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"18 years of practicing criminal law with 7 years as a DA prosecutor and another 11 as a criminal law professor is experienced plus. He has a huge advantage over many criminal defense attorneys as a former prosecutor. "They know that he knows what they know". His client reviews tell the client side of the story and they are stellar. READ THEM! Endorsements from peer attorneys are also outstanding. He has earned and deserves his 10 rating. Do yourself a favor if you need a criminal defense attorney and schedule a consultation. If your lucky he might just agree to represent you. KUDOS"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Richard is an excellent attorney who exhibits all the attributes of a fine advocate and is truly dedicated to his clients and the profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Southard is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend this lawyer he is a true professional.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Southard's posts on Avvo demonstrate a superior knowledge of the law coupled with an understanding as to how to apply the law to real life situations. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly skilled and respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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