Attorney Ray Richards your Counsel, Conscience and Champion!
Attorney Ray Richards II was born and raised in the City of Detroit.
His thriving trial and business consulting strategy practice has been serving the Metro Detroit area for over a decade!
He is a proud established Trial attorney specializing in State and Federal Criminal Defense; Civil litigation and Corporate Transactions; Personal Injury and Sports and Entertainment Law.
A well respected courtroom advocate, he has tried and litigated criminal and civil cases Nationwide and represented clients internationally in the civil and criminal courts in the U.K., Canada and Spain.
He is a member of the prestigious Federal C.J.A. Panel of attorneys who are selected by a committee of Metro Detroits finest Criminal Defense Attorney's to represent indigent Criminal Defendants in Federal Court charged with felonies ranging from major drug conspiracies, white collar crimes and death penalty cases.
Mr Richards is known for his tough aggressive but gentlemenly style of trial litigation and negotiation. His cross examination and Closing arguments are the hallmark of his abilities. His presence on Criminal Defense teams as a master strategist has been heralded in some of the City of Detroits major Criminal Litigation on and behind the scenes.
He has been known to negotiate, as a last resort, some of the most brow raising plea resolutions when it most benefits his clients accused of serious crimes.
Mr. Richards is a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School; Grand Valley State University and the Ohio Northern Claude W. Pettit College of Law.
Mr. Richards is a frequent speaker at church and law and corporate related events.
At the law office of Ray Richards...Its not over till we say its over!
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1997||11/22/2021|
updated on 04/30/2014
Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
Ray's comment:“I in an unfortunate turn of events, made a mistake had to answer to the same. I learned from my mistake and I am a better person and certainly a better lawyer because of it! I am now active and in good standing and once again fervently fighting on behalf of the accused. As I often tell my clients, that "Your past/present situation is not your final destination.The best is yet to come! " Because of my past unintentional transgression I bear witness to that quote. Stay tuned!”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Platinum Client Champion Award||Martindale-Hubbell®||2019|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2018|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Community Lawyer Award||True Resurrection M.B.C.||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Barrister of the Year||Ohio Northern College of Law||1997|
|Moot Court Executive Board Member of the Year||Ohio Northern University College of Law||1997|
|Book Award for Trial Advocacy||Ohio Norther College of Law||1997|
|Advocacy Award||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Richards & Associates PLC||2010 - Present|
|Deputy Defender||State Defender Office||1998 - 1999|
|Grad Intern/Staff Attorney||Backer Lanctot Schoolmaster Taylor and Hom PLLC||1997 - 1998|
|Graduate Law Clerk||Drew Cooper and Anding PC||1993 - 1997|
|Intern||US Attorney Office Western District||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Shamrock Bar Association||Board of Directors||2008 - Present|
|Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel||Member||2007 - Present|
|National Criminal Defense College||Member||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1997 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Member||2007 - 2008|
|D. Augustus Straker Bar Association||Member||2003 - 2006|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||2002 - 2004|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2001 - 2006|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (Detroit chapter)||Member||2001 - 2007|
|D. Augustus Straker Bar Association||Secretary||1999 - 2000|
|Recorders Court Bar Association||Member||1997 - 2002|
|Chaldean News||How Businesses Can Stay out of Legal Trouble!||2017|
|Macomb Daily||Man sentenced to four years in best friend's death||2016|
|Detroit News||Man gets 4-15 years in prison in DUI death of friend||2016|
|F.E.D.S. Magazine||Federal Appeals 101||2013|
|F.E.D.S. Magazine||Shut up and Save yourself from yourself!||2013|
|F.E.D.S. Magazine||White Collar Crime||2012|
|F.E.D.S.||A Good Defense is a Good Offense||2011|
|Detroit Native Sun||Michigan first Offense DUI Law Consequences||2011|
|cbs news||87-year-old arrested in Mich. with $2.9 million worth of cocaine in pickup||2011|
|Don Diva Magazine||Gettin it poppin can get you popped!||2010|
|ESPN News||Pleas expected in Toledo scandal||2010|
|PRWEB||Informant Lawyer to Testify Against His Former Client Facing Life in Prison||2010|
|Don Diva Magazine||Detroit's Criminal Defense Powerhouse||2009|
|USA Today||Lawyer for Ex Toledo Player Pushing for Separate Trial||2009|
|Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Grand Valley State University||Bachelor of Science||1993|
|Graduate Student Lecture Series||The Crossing of the Crusades of Social Work and Criminal Defense-We are all in this together!||2019|
|Young Black Mens Conference||Hands Up, Shut Up and Hope for the Best||2015|
|Young Black Male Development Conference||Law and the African American Male||2013|
|Rodney Heard Foundation Sports Camps||The Law and the Athlete||2013|
|Community education and Job Fair||Know your Rights and Keep your Liberty!||2012|
|Rodney Heard Basketball Camp||Representing the Celebrity Athlete||2011|
|Alpha Phi Alpha Inc Regional||Law and College Life||2010|
|Law and our Community||Ask the Lawyer!||2009|
|Ask a Lawyer!||Ask a Lawyer the Questions that you always wanted answers to!||2007|
|State v C. R.||Case dismissed|
|State v K.H.||Case dismissed at Preliminary Exam|
|State v Porch||Attempt Murder Dismissed, Client plead to disorderly conduct|
|US v White||Not Guilty on all Counts|
|City vs Pletske||Not Guilty Verdict|
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