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Richard C. Southard

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     4.5 stars 23 total

Review Richard Southard
  • If you have a Serious Case hire a Serious Attorney

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    Posted by a client

    If you care about your future don't hire Mr. Southard as your defense attorney. He broke his Fiduciary duty and did no work on my case whatsoever besides making court appearances. He didn't even discover, look at the evidences in my case - he was ready to plea me guilty behind my back. He did not file any motions but kept telling me he is preparing for it. He made himself a Full in front of the Judge and Court. I had to let him go and hire another Attorney. If you can't afford a good lawyer go with a public defendant, they will do more work on your case. This person is an absolute disgrace for the profession and should not be licensed to practice law!

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  • Awesome Lawer!

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    Posted by a client

    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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  • True words from a client

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    Posted by a client

    My case is a family court/criminal involved type of case. Before I hired Mr. Southard, I had interviewed a couple of other attorneys. But after I talked to Mr. Southard, I decided to hire him immediately. Because he has everything that I am looking for for my case, intelligent, tough, professional, and trustworthy. The result of the case proved that I made the right decision. I would recommend him to any of my friends in criminal matters.

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  • Criminal Defense advice session

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    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

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    Helpful, direct and easy to understand. Clearly explained my options to me and made it easy for me to proceed. Very satisfied!

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  • knowledgable

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    Posted by Ezra

    I am Ezra,
    I had a misdemeanor case in another state ,in which
    the record was sealed . I applied to renew my professional worked licence. In new york And was denied and was about to loose my job.
    was so devastated. I went in search of a Good lawyer. Found Richard on the internet. Went to his office with tears in my heart. Bit after that meeting I felt confident that everything would be fine.
    He did an excellent job and within five weeks my licence and my job was back in my hands.
    Richard is an excellent lawyer So those who have problems and need a excellent lawyer get hold of Richard while you can before it is too late because I do not think this lawyer is going to stay local for very long...my opinion.

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  • Got me a better result than I ever expected

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    Posted by a client

    I was arrested with a possession charge in September 14 which I was really worried would have immigration implications for me given the fact I am not a US citizen. Richard was responsive and honest from the outset. Other lawyers I contacted I felt were telling me what I wanted to hear, but Rich told me what could potentially happen to me and what we needed to do. I ended up getting an ACD, case closed and sealed after 2 months which is virtually unheard of for possession. Couldn't recommend Richard enough.

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  • Criminal Defense advice session

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  • Criminal Defense advice session

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    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

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    Grasped situation immediately. Gave excellent advice for action. Wish I could hire him.

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  • A real professional.

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    Posted by Pavel. S.

    This guy definitely knows what he's doing. I've got myself into a lot of trouble when I was young and didn't realize all the dangers of drinking and driving when I was so drunk that I drove on the wrong side of the road, only stopping when I met the police car bumper to bumper coming straight at me. To make things worse, I blew a crazy .26 into the breathalize. Moreover, the cops tried to press criminal charges against me for almost smashing into them. I was looking to get at least a felony DWI charge, which would put a cross to my dream of becoming a physician. I'm still not sure how, but Mr. Southard was able to work his magic and got my felony charges reduced to a traffic violation! Would recommed him to anybody in need of legal assistance and he has already helped many of my friends.

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  • HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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    Posted by Lynn

    If you're looking for a criminal defense attorney, you found the best person. Mr. Southard helped us with a complicated and serious criminal matter. He is conscientious, EXTREMELY knowledgeable and well-versed in all of the NY courts, he LISTENS, he is responsive, and his advice is unparalleled. Moreover, he is fair which is a rare and priceless trait in a lawyer. It's not often you find this level of expertise in the body of a genuinely good person. You will not regret your choice. As far as I'm concerned, you cannot do better for yourself or your loved one.

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