Posted by Jeff
Found Rich on Avvo on a Tuesday night AFTER 10:30pm. He called me personally with ing 10 mins of my Avvo message. I instantly liked him on the phone and went to bed feeling much better after our conversation. His secretary was kind and made paying and signing our agreement super easy. He returned texts I sent promptly and made himself available on the phone as well.
He reassured me (even though my situation was complicated) that he would handle it as we discussed and when the time came, he delivered!!! Everything he told me was right on! He delivered me the exact result I needed and asked for.
I’ve hired many lawyers over the years. With mixed results. Rich is my favorite. Both personally and professionally I recommend Rich And would definitely call him first if I have another problem. Spend your money wisely and have this guy represent you. I did. And would’ve paid more if he asked. Which he did NOT.
Fees were 100% reasonable and money well spent!!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous
We recently had to unexpectedly seek an attorney due to a stupid mistake that could have resulted in a life altering direction with the possibility of facing jail time. The case was unusual due to a registered fire arm being involved with a small amt. of Marijuana. Rich was responsive, direct and wanted to ensure everyone understood the options and the direction that was being taken. He was accommodating and accessible for meetings via conference calls and email when needed. He explained the process throughout as it related to hearings, options and what to expect at each one based upon his 20+ years of experience, which was accurate. His knowledge of the process, the court system and legal associates personalities proved to be valuable. His ability to see the good in people and recognize the qualities in people resulted in being able to present the case/facts to the Judge in an open plea decision.
The result...NO JAIL time for a felony conviction based upon what the DA sentencing recommendations were (23 mos. incarceration) ...but a sentence of 30 day home monitoring and 2 yr probation.
THANK YOU RICH for recognizing that all guidelines do not fit the crime and working to keep a path open and impacting a young mans future that could have gone in a totally different direction! We'll keep our deal and be in touch after probation!!!!
(The details MATTER in the law)
Posted by Stephanie Salla
Almost 3 years ago my fiancé and I walked into Rich’s office with little hope that we would be successful in our mission to clear my fiancé’s name! Rich was so helpful in giving us a step by step run down that this would be a long but successful journey if we stick with him! And that is exactly what happened! Having to take the case to appeal court, after a long wait the day has come that rich won our case for us! We have obtained a great relationship with rich and are so thankful to his hard work and dedication to the case!
Posted by anonymous
Our son was represented by Rich for criminal charges. From the first meeting, Rich was respectful, confident and high spirited. He immediately began working the case.
He set clear expectations as to the best & worst possible outcomes, and promised to represent our son the best way possible given our goal to prevent jail time.
He was direct, to the point, and always available to answer our questions and concerns, no matter how trivial. Rich was compassionate to our financial difficulties when offering/determining restitution. Rich keenly negotiated with an extremely difficult victim in a complex case.
The outcome Rich negotiated was FAR BEYOND our expectations. He was true to his word and made sure he communicated with us at every stage.
Posted by Marvin
Richard was my son lawyer and he made good with his promises. Richard was honest and upfront from the start. Richard did not make promises that he would save my son from his "stupid" mistake he did promise he would do his best to keep my son out of jail and he did. My son and I are truly grateful for Richards knowledge of the law. My son ended up with probation and I could not be more pleased with Richard help in this case. I would referral anyone with legal issues to Richard.
Posted by Austin
For over a decade I have been stuck on probation because Richard lied to me. Richard Daubenberger fooled me with his upbeat charm and promises. I don't want to waste too much energy on this evil man who blatantly lied to me to take a deal, but I feel it is my responsible duty as a citizen to make my peers aware of what happened to me for his $10,000 retainer.
Long story short- I was innocent and would have went to trial to prove my innocence but Richard talked me into taking a deal because he was "96% sure" he could get me off of all charges but if just a couple charges stuck I would have done more time then the deal offering. The suspicious part is he told me all along I had nothing to worry about and not to lose a night rest over my case. Knowing I was innocent, I didn't lose a nights rests.
When the first 2 deal offers came he told me as he had too but he also advised that I not take deal and tell the DA to shove it. Then it was getting down wire and the third deal came and was going to expire; this is when I got a call from him to come in. I went into his office without a fear in the world and he is telling me I have to take the deal. I was shocked as my stomach fell to the floor. I said "no way" because that is not what he was telling me all along.
With all the fear he instilled in me that day, I felt like he was my friend and lifeline and I had to listen to him- I was young and naive. He told me the deal was the best way to go because it was going to be minimal jail time, followed by 2 years probation and then I would be a free man with a personal judgement against my credit for the restitution---- THIS WAS A COMPLETE LIE
After several hours of being in his office that day, being told all sorts of information that was the complete opposite of what he was telling me the prior months leading up to this day, he also told me that we had to go to the courthouse that day and sign the deal because the DA, Gregory Hurchella was leaving on vacation and the deal was expiring the following day.
I took the deal, did the time, did the parole and probation and at this point a few years had passed and I thought this was all behind me; It was 1 week until my sentence expiration and I was going to be a free man when the call came from Delaware County telling me I had to come in to be re-violated because of restitutions. I told them that there was a mistake because my attorney told me after my probation, the restitution was going to turn into a personal judgement and I was going to be a free man. I owed almost $100,000 in restitution so by no means would I have ever taken a deal if he would of been honest with me and told me that my probation was going to continue forever until the restitution was paid. Of course I called him after I got the call from Delaware County and he pretty much laughed at me over the phone and hung up. I followed up with an email and his response was "if you contact me anymore, I will have a restraining order placed on you" WOW
I don't know how Rich can sleep well at night knowing a decent family guy like myself, is still stuck on probation almost 15 years later. Knowing I can not get off probation because of this restitution. If I would have just known the truth, I would have left our consultation that day with accurate information and put the $10,000 in life savings towards my restitution and hired an average attorney but I didn't, because Rich saw an opportunity to make some easy money, sweet talker and lied to me. I went along with it all because I thought he truly cared.
Posted by Jordan
We all know the story about a young guy that does stupid things (that's me!)...well those drug charges could have sent me to state prison for just marijuana! Thankfully, I hired Rich. It was clear he knew everyone and knew the process. I walked right out of the charges and on to a smarter life....not in prison! Thanks Rich...I owe you everything!
Posted by Tay
I am 19 years old and stupidly got a DUI. It is the first and last time I will be "young and dumb". At the time I thought that life was over (as we young people tend to exaggerate). However, Mr. D. calmed me with his confidence. To make a long story short, he wound up getting my record expunged and I never went to jail (phew). Thanks Mr. D!
Posted by anonymous
Very unhappy- I PAID you for your legal advise and you did not even bother to help with my case nor made any efforts to help. YOU came HIGHLY recommended and failed to live up to expectations.
Posted by Bill
I recently blew a stop sign while on the shoulder in a school zone! Big oops! I hired Mr. Daubenberger to handle my traffic tickets. I was worried that traffic tickets might be at the bottom of the lawyer's list but Mr. Daubenberger made me feel like my case was the most important case in the world. He was confident and got me a great result. No points and no suspension and only a $25 fine. Thanks Rich!