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Richard Lawrence Cooper

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   85 reviews

also known as Richard L. Cooper


Licensed for 11 years

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All state and federal criminal matters. Any crime. Felony, Misdemeanor or Traffic criminal. No case too big. No case too small

    12 years, 780 cases

  2. Federal crime
    20%

  3. White collar crime
    20%

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

DETERMINED, AGGRESSIVE, AND EFFICIENT CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER NATIONALLY RANKED TOP 40 UNDER 40

Richard L. Cooper is a criminal defense attorney handling all types of State and Federal crimes and serving all of Florida.

A member of the Florida and Federal Bars, Mr. Cooper is a zealous advocate for those accused of any crime.  From traffic to trafficking, Mr. Cooper has had the pleasure of representing people in their most trying times. 

We know that being faced with the spectre of serious criminal charges is frightening. You may be worried about spending substantial time in prison, losing personal relationships or business assets you’ve spent many years creating, and permanent damage to your reputation. With the Law Offices of Richard L. Cooper on your side, you can expect a trusted confidant who will work diligently to fully understand your case and determine a road map to help you regain control of your life. 

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Richard L. Cooper
criminal defense attorney Richard Cooper
Licensed for 11 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Richard

The Law Offices of Richard L. Cooper
14 Northeast 1st Avenue
Suite 300
Miami, FL, 33132

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2020
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Honesty
Attorney Richard L. Cooper was a great through out my whole entire case, Very honest and Sincere, I came to him last minute and I was very stressed out but he got the job done. He explained what to expect in court and what needed to be done before hand. he was very helpful and patient. He always kept me informed on the status of the case and always kept it one hundred with me. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who need the best attorney in town!
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2019
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Outstanding Representation!
Upon meeting Richard, I immediately felt at peace, I knew he was the one that I needed to represent my criminal case for public assistance fraud. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. I was valued as a person and my doubts were always reassured. I was facing some serious charges and Richard fought hard for me keeping me informed every step of the way. He went above and beyond and made sure he always had my best interest at hand. I couldn't have asked for more, he truly saved me and my family.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2022
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effective lawyer
He was swift and reliable. Communication was good. He was able to get the case dismissed. I highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2022
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Amazing
Richard has not disappointed me one bit. Cut throat in court and the prosectors HATE seeing him in the court since they know that they already likely lost the battle before it even begin and it makes me happy he got me found NOT GUILTY recently in my last trial day I was so happy my family was waiting to hear the amazing news of my innocence and Richard came through right before my mothers birthday. He is a true miracle lawyer and someone you truly want by your side
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Posted by Oscar | August 17, 2022
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A True Professional
Clean, determined, and undisputed in the courts. Richard L. Cooper is the only type of defense you need by your side when you’re looking at multiple felonies and need someone to advocate for you your innocence. He takes it a few miles further than any lawyer I’ve ever met, he always answers questions fast with full details and made sure our my corner was the winning corner in my case. Based off my experiences, you should 100% hire Richard as your criminal defense attorney if you want guaranteed the best defense money can buy. He is an amazing friend and the best attorney that can be on your side.
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Posted by Reggie | August 16, 2022
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Highly Recommend
Great listener and really knows how to explain complex topics at level a normal person can understand. Time never felt rushed. I’d HIGHLY recommend!
Posted by Juan | August 16, 2022
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The go to lawyer in Florida
Mister Cooper is definitely the the go to person when it comes to legal help. He is committed to helping his clients, and a very honest person.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2021
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THE BEST AND PROTECTED HANDS!
I wholeheartedly recommended Richard Cooper. He is not only an expert on the law, but he also is a kind, compassionate, and caring lawyer and person. I felt that Richard was always by my side through one of the scariest experiences in my life. He made me feel at ease, assured, and protected. Richard went above and beyond from start to finish. He immediately made time to meet with me and spent hours, had a game plan, took action right away, and made me feel safe and in protected hands. He was extremely kind, compassionate, and caring, while giving me his undivided VIP attention and focus. He made sure I was informed every step of the way and always available to communicate. I don’t know what I would have done without Richard by my side! I had full trust from start to finish, that I was with the best lawyer and in protected hands!! And the proof itself is we won!! Thank you Richard Cooper!!
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Posted by Nick | August 30, 2021
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Compassionate, professional, fighter - Good to have him on your side!
Richard is an amazing lawyer and a great guy. He succeeded in getting my case and my friends case dismissed when other lawyers wanted to simply plea. Richard is a fighter and was compassionate to us every step in the process of our case. He took every text, every phone call, and was leading the actions every step of the way. My friend and I dumped our 1st lawyer for Richard and we are so pleased we did. Our 1st lawyer wanted to plea and did not fight for us. Richard on the other hand fought hard for us and he got BOTH our cases DISMISSED !! I strongly recommend Rich to anyone, as I have no doubt he will fight hard for you as well. On a personal note --> Rich , thank you so much for your time, professionalism, and most of all for believing and fighting for us. You are a Top notch Lawyer !!
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2021
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Great Help
Five stars is not enough to describe the help Richard delivers. First off, every case is different because every individual client is different but I got a favorable outcome, meaning Big W. Richard is more than an attorney for representation. Richard understands the stress of having a legal problem in the criminal justice system and consults with the client to make the experience easier. Richard combines his work ethic, legal expertise, and network to get the best outcome. He speaks with the client in hours outside the work day. His diligence exceeds the expectations mandated to all attorneys. Literally, it’s as if I had an angel working for me. I do not know where I would be had I never met Richard Richard, thank you for saving me and my family forever grateful and giving me a second chance which I will take not take for granted. Sincerely, M and E
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Posted by Alfredo | February 26, 2021
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The best in town hands down !
Mr.cooper is a phenomenal lawyer and person overall he goes beyond his needs to make sure all his clients get the best results and reach their goal as soon as possible. He got me out of all my situations I've been in not only that but he maintained contact with his clients to make sure they're still doing group and are not getting myself into any more trouble. I definitely will recommend him and I promise you you will not regret it thank you again for everything mr. Cooper you're the man.
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Posted by Roberto | February 18, 2021
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Honesty and expelen lawyer
Attorney Richard L. Cooper was a great through out my whole entire case, Very honest and Sincere, I came to him last minute and I was very stressed out but he got the job done. He explained what to expect in court and what needed to be done before hand. he was very helpful and patient. He always kept me informed on the status of the case and always kept it one hundred with me. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who need the best attorney in town!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2020
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Determined. Gets results.
I cannot thank this man enough for his service. I really needed him when I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. I'm trying to get into a prestigious university, and right in the middle of applying to said university I was hit with a complex criminal trespassing case. At first I went with a public defender just to see what I was up against. I was basically told I should probably take the deal (6 months probation, 30 hours community service, restitution and a written apology) being that my case would be an uphill battle in the small town it was being prosecuted in; but I just didn't accept that as anything but a dismissal would mean a criminal record and likely diminish my chanced at getting into this university. I called probably 20+ different criminal defence attorneys; all highly rated and experienced, trying to find one that I felt comfortable and confident with handling my case. Out of all of them, at least 3 basically told me to take the deal being offered by the prosecutor, maybe 7+ told me a withhold of adjudication was a best case scenario, one that was personally recommended to my by a friend essentially told me he doesn't work on smaller cases and was prepared to refer me to another partnering firm, and the rest left me with a vague and unconvincing "I'll see what I can do". Richard is the only attorney that would happily take my case and assured me that with some work from his side of things, a dismissal was very much so in the realm of possibility. Not to mention, at this point after 20+ consultations I finally found and got in contact with him late at night with only 10 days to go before my next court date. He begun working on my case that night to get a jump on things. Amazing work ethic. After giving him all of the evidence and details I could remember about my case, I was hands-off, I just left him to his work; and I'm so glad I did. Richard transferred the case downtown to the main city courthouse where the bias of a small town courthouse and prosecutor wouldn't make it an uphill battle from the beginning. From there he kept me in the loop, every couple weeks giving me updates with good news to show for. At first he had gotten the deal down to just probation, but HE wasn't satisfied yet. A few weeks later, a diversion program, case to be dismissed upon completion of xx hours community service. I was so happy considering how many attorneys told me this wasn't even a possibility. My only issue now was a few terms of the agreement, in short, by the next morning it was taken care of beyond my expectations. I cannot put in words how much I recommend this man as an attorney. He has possibly changed my whole life for the better and made potential for future opportunities possible. Thank you, Richard.
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Posted by Jared | September 20, 2020
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The Best Attorney
Richard, is hands down one of the best Attorneys you will ever work with. He is extremely on point, professional, detail oriented, quick to respond & handles everything with the court & calming your emotional wellbeing. If anyone needs a lawyer; I would recommend Rich in a blink of an eye - Thank you for being an amazing Attorney!!
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Posted by Carmelo | July 29, 2020
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Felony probation
Was in search for a lawyer to lead my case for termination of probation for a felony, Cooper not only gave 100% and put effort into building a case to get the probation/case closed he was also very insightful through out the process. I can vouch that Richard will do the best job that can be done for you in the court of law in a realistic timeframe and price.
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 2, 2020
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A lawyer you can have full trust and confidence in
Richard Cooper was everything you could want in a lawyer and more. If you’ve ever seen Marriage Story, Richard was the Laura Dern to my Scar Jo. I was arrested for a DV case because of a rushed and poorly delivered statement to the police. When I got out of jail, feeling shocked and confused about what was to come next, Richard was there to speak to me as my compassionate and extremely competent lawyer. He gave me a thorough understanding of my options given the circumstances. He answered all of my questions, which I had a lot of. I had full support from and confidence in my lawyer regarding all legal and logistical matters during a very stressful time. I couldn’t have had a better experience. Aaand charges were dismissed by the court through Richard's work. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Marlene M | May 27, 2020
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I highly recommend Attorney Richard L Cooper
Attorney Richard L. Cooper is an outstanding attorney! I highly recommend him because of his knowledge and integrity. This is the second case that Mr. Cooper has handled for me and he did it with utmost professionalism and efficiency! He is definitely an attorney that you can actually trust.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2020
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Exemplary Attorney
Attorney Cooper is a caring and exceptional Attorney. We hired Attorney Cooper for our case and due to his compassion and unrelenting attitude, we were able to receive a favorable outcome in a case where we were wrongly accused. My son was able to move forward with his studies at an accredited and highly favored University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice! Furthermore, he was accepted into the Master’s program and will continue his studies this summer! Attorney Cooper have forever become a part of our lives...not necessarily “how” we may have wanted it, but none the less...Thank You!
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Posted by Yoel | February 28, 2019
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I just had hire Dr Cooper and will do it again. .
Dr Cooper is the most amazing lawyer. I was wrongly accused and instructed of false allegation. He was accessible at all time via text message, emails, and very compassioned with my personal situation and financial situation. He defended me with strong argument that the judge ended with reprimen to the person that accused me. I will definitely hire him for any other case. His primary goal is to make sure you successes in the case, and then very flexible with the cost. If you need a good lawyer, don’t risky and hire him.
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Posted by John | February 25, 2019
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Delivered as promised!
I was arrested in May of 2018 on a 2nd degree felony theft and 3rd degree conspiracy felony charge. I found Richard on avvo and reached out. He was willing to take my case and work with me as far as setting up a payment structure that worked for both of us, as my financial situation isnt the greatest. Richard has always been quick to answer my questions. He told me it would be a little bit of a process, and to be patient, but here we are 9 months later and I'm walking out of court with all the charges dropped as he said that this would be the outcome he was shooting for. Richard has been amazing through the whole process. Not only on a professional level. Richard took the time to get to me and my family a bit on a personal level. Richard delivered as promised. I dont plan on needing a criminal al defense attorney again, but if I ever do again, Richard Cooper is my man. Thanks Richard! I owe you my life!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Richard L. Cooper
  • 2011 - Present
  • Intern
  • The Law Offices of Robert E. Gluck
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008
  • Bond University Faculty of Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • DISMISSED
  • Multiple Burglary Charges Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Armed Trafficking in Cannabis
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami chapter)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tort Law Society
  • Founding Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2017 Florida Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Criminal Law "10 Best Attorney" Selection for Florida
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Florida
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Courthouse Culinary Competition
  • Judge Victoria Brennan
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Know Your Rights Presentation
  • 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendment Rights
  • 2015
  • Guest Speaker Roundtable Discussion
  • Starting and maintaining a criminal defense practice
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (53)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a dynamic and skilled attorney. He works aggressively to achieve seemingly impossible results for his clients. I highly recommend him for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Skilled lawyer who puts his client's interests above all else"
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a fantastic attorney who really cares about his clients. He goes the extra mile to make sure that his clients get excellent outcomes to their cases. I highly endorse Richard!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a strong advocate and works zealously for justice on behalf of his clients. Richard is a well respected member of our legal community and I am proud to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Cooper is a very knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who has an eye for justice. He not only cares about the people he represents but also makes himself available whenever you need him. I can endorse Richard Cooper without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cooper is an asset to the legal community and to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the privilege of knowing Mr. Cooper on both a personal and professional level. Not only is Richard a trusted and valued member of the criminal defense bar, but he is one of the most compassionate and magnanimous individuals I have ever known. He advocates relentlessly for his clients by ensuring that they are in the best possible position. I regularly consult with Mr. Cooper on narcotics and firearms cases. I endorse Mr. Cooper without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of observing Mr. Cooper in the courtroom and it is clear to me that he sets the standard for criminal defense trial attorneys in South Florida. His vast knowledge of criminal law and his passion for justice for his clients make him an attorney that I highly recommend. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a very talented, dedicated criminal defense lawyer. His reputation in the legal community is superb, and well deserved. Richard takes the time to listen to his clients and answer their questions. He explains the process of being charged with a crime and what you can expect during the course of his representation. I wholeheartedly endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is a true professional and I can recommend him without reservation. In each case he keeps his client's best interests at heart and communicates with them in a thoughtful way that they can understand. Honored to have worked with him in the past and looking forward to it again in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Mr. Cooper when he was serving as opposing counsel on one of my cases. He was the utmost professional and challenged me every step of the way - all the way through trial. He displayed remarkable poise and was a staunch advocate for his client. He also achieved an excellent result and that seems to be what Mr. Cooper does for all his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cooper is a bright, dedicated and enthusiastic advocate. He knows how to treat clients and handle cases skillfully. So I endorse and recommend attorney Richard Cooper."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Richard Cooper. I have know Richard for quite some time now and he has become my "go to" for criminal cases, especially DUI's. He has a proven track record of great results and happy clients. Richard sets himself apart from other attorneys with his efficiency and devotion to his clients. He treats every case as if it were his own, which I believe is the only way to properly practice law. I am honored to call Richard a colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cooper is an extremely skilled and diligent attorney. With a passion for criminal defense, he has spent years in the courtroom fighting for every client, leading to stellar results. I fully endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cooper is both professional and compassionate. He is dedicated and leaves no stone un-turned to provide the best possible defense to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Cooper is a passionate advocate for his clients. He is focused, calm, and collected. I am pleased to recommend Mr. Copper as the consummate professional who is always prepared and ready to fight for his clients. Plus, he is a pleasure to work with for his positive attitude and willingness to work hard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Cooper was opposing counsel on numerous cases while I served as a prosecutor in Miami Dade county. He fights tirelessly for his clients and serves as an effective advocate. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Cooper is a focused, driven, aggressive criminal defense lawyer. He is willing to put in the work to ensure that his clients get the best possible outcomes under less-than ideal circumstances. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Cooper is an extremely competent criminal defense attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend him and would gladly work side by side with him on any case as he would be an asset to a criminal defense team."
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