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Richard Keith Oliver

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Rick Oliver

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    85%
    Specializing in all felonies and misdemeanors, DWI/DUI, Drug Cases, Assault, Sexual Assault, Probation Revocation.

    17 years

  2. Appeals
    10%

  3. Car accident
    5%

    17 years

I am a native Houstonian, dedicated to defending the rights of the citizen accused. I have never worked for law enforcement, and I have never worked for the District Attorneys Office. The reason for that is simple: my passion flows only one way, and that is to defend those citizens accused of crimes. 

I'm Board Certified in Criminal Defense, and there is no one more equipped to handle your trial, your appeal, or your post-conviction case. I understand people.  I understand the law. And I'm willing to fight either one, to protect you. 

Location

Rick Oliver Attorney at Law
1221 Studewood St.
Houston, TX, 77008

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Reviews

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Posted by David | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truth Be Told
Where do i start ? .. I hired rick for the first time back in 2012 i believe , for a misdemeanor p.o.m charge , i could not sign for time served for the simple fact that i knew my d.l would be suspended , im a automotive technician and NEED that to legally drive my own and customers vehicle , Rick did a thorough investigation as far as what was the probable cause to get pulled over to begin with , officer stated i passed a stop sign "which was false " ,, Well rick pulled a rabbit out the hat and got ahold of the dash cam from the officer ,, i clearly got pulled over for no reason , rick argued that fact to the end .. end result .,.. DISMISSED ,,, THEN .. in 2014 , some random guy decides to pull up to my shop and attempt to sell me some tools , i had no idea he was in a stolen car as my shop is open to the general public as a automotive repair shop. long story fastforward , the cops show up in response to a gps signal from the vehicle ,, the guy attempts to run , goes thru my employee break room stashes some narcotics in there , then goes back out and gets arrested , the cops approach me like i did something wrong , place me in handcuffs and ask me if they can search the shop , without hesitation i agree because i had nothing to hide ...well they find the narcotics and asked whos it was , i told them i had no idea it was there .. on top of that the guy that brought it was stating everything was his and we had nothing to do with anything .. so ,, the cops STILL ARREST me for possession of a controlled substance wit intent to deliver/ , 2 first degree felonies facing 5-99 years on each count , turned out it was meth and cocaine ,, Rick Oliver fought for a whole year for me ... End result .. DISMISSED .... Now lets fastforward to may 2017 .. my landlord here at my shop property has another property,, car was abandoned on it , he tells me to pick it up , fix it and file for mechanic lien for payment ,, i do so ,, i fix , i file lien , i even chack for any liens that were present ... it had 1 ,, well part of the mechanic lien process is a notice to registered owner of where the car is and what is owed .. registered owner got notice ,, then tried to say car was stolen ,, so now i have police at my shop accusing me of having a stolen vehicle ,, i said nope , look at the date mt lien was filed ..look at date she reported it stolen .. didnt add up ,, so the cop left and said it would be handled by a detective , couple weeks later a detective is at my place of business screaming there is a stolen vehicle there and what not, i put him in his place , i even agree to give vehicle to police custody until investigation is complete ....2 weeks later .. cops are at my door with a felony warrant for forgery ... so i post non arrest bond , call Rick , Rick jumped right on the case with no hesitation .. worked payment plans with me with this case as well as the others .. i got Rick all the info and paper work he requested from my behalf along with a few statements ... case was dismissed august of this year ... Rick truly is a lifesaver and will forever be my lawyer and a great friend , just overall a great person .
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Posted by Charles | May 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rick Oliver
Rick Oliver worked hard and got my case dismissed. He did a thorough investigation and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Reliable
He is very experienced, and gives every option available to you. He answers his phone quickly, very detailed, great attitude, and honest. Doesn't try to sell you, but give you the right guidance and best route for you.
Posted by Ron | April 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked hard for my Son
Rick worked two misdemeanor drug cases in two counties at the same time for my son. If it wasn't for Rick my son would have been put on probation are worse sent to county jail. My sons military future would have been no more. Because of Rick's determination my son proudly serves his country and learned a valuable lesson, stay away from drugs. We owe Rick everything for the job he did. He never offered false hope and he investigated every aspect of the case on his own. He found information that really helped save my son from a guilty plea are verdict.
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Posted by Jenn | September 28, 2013
Your life could change with Rick as your Attorney!!!!
Listen up, my story could change your life. I had reached an overwhelming moment of despair. An ugly divorce from a physically abusive husband, who had convinced me to give up my career and be a stay at home mom, ultimately drove me from my home. The whole divorce process was manipulated because he withheld and hid my money and property. Without funds, I could not obtain adequate representation. To say I took a beating is an understatement. All contacts after the divorce were battles. Ultimately, my X entrapped me with the local Barry Fife Police Department when I let him know we were coming over to pickup a necklace for my son. He frantically called 911 claiming I was beating on windows, verbally abusing him and treating him bodily harm, even before I arrived. I had just pulled up and was still sitting in the car with my son, when a Nassau Bay Police officer arrived and proceeded to pull me from the car, cuffed me and charged me with two felonies. No witnesses, just my X's word. Guess it helps to be bud's with the mayor. Having no money, I was in a spot. I finally had a recommendation to my first attorney, who said he would take my case, but wanted all his fees up-front. I sold personal property and paid him everything I could afford to start the case. He then would not return calls, nor make time to discuss the case and always rushing away after court. Finally had to fire him, because all he would do was reset my case. When I obtained my file from him, the only things in it were green slips. NOTHING else. Next up was a public defender. My only advise is: DON'T. I don't have time, I don't believe you and why don't you take the plea bargain were her only don't of wisdoms. Leaving court for the last time with the don't woman, I by chance ran into Rick Oliver in the lobby. I had known him as a child and instantly recognized him. As we talked, we discussed why I was there and what was happening. He immediately took interest. He asked questions and asked if my present attorneys had done any of several things he offered. The answers were all no, they had not done any of those things. He was very generous with his time and very perceptive in his questions. Finally he told me he was an attorney and would be willing to help if he could. I got a loan from my parents and hired him immediately. Working with Rick was a dream come true. He is smart. He is kind. And he was interested in the case and willing to stand up for me when no one else would. Every time we talked, he had new information and new perspective. He did the research and he investigated. And he investigated. And he investigated. Every time he talked to the DA, he was tearing down their case. If my X and his lawyer had not been continually pushing the DA's office, I believe the case would have been dropped. But he did and they didn't. Finally we got to court. The last offer of a plea bargain, the last chance before trial. Rick and I reviewed all the facts. We talked. He shared more findings he had just uncovered. His empathy and professionalism were outstanding. I really trusted him with my life. With a deep breath I said, let's go to trial, no deal. Back in the courtroom, he went straight to the attorney for the DA and got busy. He talked and pointed. He got animated. More attorneys. More talking. Finally to the clerk and called me back to the conference room. I was breathless. With the most beautiful smile I ever seen, he said, all charges DISMISSED. I would use Rick and recommend him to everyone I know in need of an AWESOME Attorney. In Fact I have asked Rick to partner on my Family case (even though he does not practice family law) because I believe in him with all my heart. Thank you Rick. You truly did save my life.
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Posted by Oliver Gabriel | September 25, 2013
A Darn Good Attorney, and Litigator of the Law!
To all who read this: On this day, September 25, 2013, I awake at my home, under my own roof, ABLE TO WRITE THIS "TRUE REVIEW", FOR ONLY 2 REASONS; 1). Because I followed my convictions of defending myself in a trial that took 2 years to come, knowing I WAS INNOCENT! 2). RICK OLIVER ATTORNEY AT LAW; WHO PREPARED A CASE IN MY DEFENSE, USING ALL HIS RESOURCES OF INFORMATION, AND WHO STOOD IN OPEN COURT FOR 2 DAYS, AND I HEARD THIS MAN POUND THE LAW INTO A PANEL OF OVER 55 JUROR PICKS, AND "WON THEIR ADMIRATION FOR "KNOWING THE LAW", THEIR EYES WERE RIVETED ON HIM, AND THEY HUNG ONTO HIS WORDS, AND THE TRIAL HADN'T EVEN STARTED YET! THEN HE HAND PICKED A JURY WITH AT LEAST 4-5 PICKS THAT WE WOULD HAVE WANTED ON A 12 PERSON JURY, AND ON THE 2ND DAY... MR. RICK OLIVER, (WHO'S EARNED THE RIGHT) TO BE CALLED, "THE LITIGATOR" CLIMBED TO A NEW LEVEL IN THE COURTROOM. IT'S LIKE HE WAS MADE FOR THAT COURTROOM; HE MADE IT HIS HOUSE. I WATCHED HIM STAND BETWEEN ME & THE STATE OF TEXAS, LIKE A PITBULL, DELIVERING POINT AFTER POINT TO THE JURY, BREAKING THE PROSECUTION'S DEFENSE DOWN, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, MAKING THE JURORS TAKE NOTICE AND SEE THAT THEIR WAS NO CASE, AND IT WAS WRONG TO CONVICT ME , THAT I WAS NOT THE MAN WHICH SHOULD BE ACCUSED, AND I SHOULD BE RELEASED FROM THIS, & RETURNED TO MY LIFE! AND NOT ONLY DID HE SAY "I WAS INNOCENT" HE MADE THE PERSON WHO BROUGHT THE CHARGES AGAINST ME, LOOK TOTALLY UN-RELIABLE ON THE STAND. HE TORE HIM TO SHREDS ON THE WITNESS CROSS, MAKING THE JURORS SIT UP AND TAKE NOTE. RICK OLIVER, POINTED OUT THE FACTS ON EACH POINT, DELIVERING A STUNNING BLOW TO THE PROSECUTION WHO WANTED TO PAINT ME AS A CRIMINAL.... THEY OFFERED ME AT LEAST 4 DIFFERENT PLEA BARGAINS OVER 2 YEARS; HOPING THAT I'D GO AWAY, FOR SOMETHING I DID NOT DO; I DID NOT GO AWAY! IN A CASE THAT HAD GONE TO TRIAL BEFORE & WAS DISMISSED AND RE-FILED,,,RICK OLIVER; "THE LITIGATOR" OF THE LAW, STOOD UP AGAIN FOR ME, WHEN THIS WAS RE-FILED OVER 1 YEAR AGO, AND SAID,,, TO THE PROSECUTION.... NO DEAL,,,, WE'RE GOING TO TRIAL! WE'RE GOING TO TRIAL! UNTIL YESTERDAY... I DIDN'T KNOW HOW MUCH FEAR COULD BE STRUCK INTO A 50 YEAR OLD MAN'S HEART, WHEN 12 PEOPLE WHO HELD MY FAITH WITHIN THEIR HANDS WALKED OFF, AND BEGAN TO DECIDE IF I WOULD GO HOME, OR GO STRAIGHT TO JAIL FROM THE COURT ROOM FOR 6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS... I NEW ONE THING... THAT I HAD MY DAY IN COURT, AND I HAD HIRED THE BEST DAMN LAWYER IN TEXAS FOR THIS CASE... I HAD VISITED WITH MR. OLIVER AS THE 4TH ATTORNEY OUT OF 5. EVERY OTHER ATTORNEY I VISTED BOASTED SOMEWHAT BY USING THEIR OFFICE TO SHOW FANCY PLAQUES ON THE WALLS, HUGE STATUES WHICH STOOD ON THE FLOOR; LIKE THAT OF "LADY LIBERTY", AND SHINY SUITS WITH $200.00 NECKTIES, AND WINGTIP SHOES! NOT RICK OLIVER... I OPENED HIS DOOR TO FIND A PLAIN WEARING WHITE SHIRT ON THE GUY, NO JACKET AT THE TIME, SLEEVES ROLLED UP, NO CUFF LINKS; JUST AN EAR THAT LISTENED TO ME, TELLING HIM MY SIDE... THEN, LETTING ME KNOW WHAT WAS AT STAKE IF WE GO ALL THE WAY; A TRIAL. I SAID I WAS READY; LITTLE DID I KNOW HOW MUCH DEEP DOWN IN SIDE, I WASN'T. BUT AS RICK WORKED THE CASE; I REALIZED, I DIDN'T HAVE JUST ANY LAWYER... I HAD A PITBULL! I NOTICED; HIS DEFENSE OF ME, HE TOOK ALMOST PERSONAL...FROM HIS BELIEF THAT THE CASE AGAINST ME WAS VERY MUCH SO RIDDLED WITH MISTAKES. VERDICT/YESTERDAY AT NEARLY 5P.M. ON 9/23/13. IN THE CASE OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, A FELONY, WHEREBY THE STATE VS. OLIVER GABRIEL, “WE THE JURY FIND HIM "NOT GUILTY!" MY FAITH IN THE HANDS OF 12 PEOPLE WAS NOT DECIDED BY LUCK... I KNEW MR. OLIVER HAD GIVING ME THE BEST CHANCE TO SUCCEED AGAINST THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND DEFENDED ME, . Heck, Even the Judge Complimented Him saying, Thank you, for having your case heard in my courtroom, "AND, THANK YOU FOR HANDLING YOUR BUSINESS!" RICK OLIVER, TRUST WORTHY!
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Posted by hutch | August 30, 2011
hutch
My first dwi was 20 years ago but apparently still counted against me; my second was in the first part of 2011 and was such a sham that rick tore their case to shreds. NEVER BLOW folks, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!!!!! Would recommend rick to anyone alive who needed a good attorney.
Posted by lesley | June 16, 2011
Nothing is impossible with Rick Oliver!
There are no words to explain how hardworking and incredibly talented Mr. Oliver is. I was involved in an accident and then arrested for a DWI back in October. I blew a .19 at the station but my video did not reflect such results. Rick spent so much time on my case and knew it in and out. My case went to trial and when I saw Rick in action I could not have been more proud that he was my lawyer. He showed the jury all the holes in my investigation and on the second day of the trial the prosecutor knew they were in such a deep hole, they dismissed my case. Throughout the seven months I worked with Rick, he always kept me updated and answered my millions of questions. I will most definitely recommend him to everyone who needs a hardworking, honest and determined attorney.
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Posted by Tiffany | May 31, 2011
Excellent Attorney will never use anyone but Rick Oliver
I was involved in a car accident and as a result of that I was arrested for a DUI. The arresting officer took me to station and I was given a breath test out of a suitcase looking bag.,I blew a .21 . My case was so difficult my video did not match the breath test results Rick showed how it was not possible for me at 100 pounds to possibly blow that high and stand as straight as I did. After hours of research he found out that the breathilizer was taken out of use and the officer was fired. If he didnt go the extra mile and take the time to go over every detail and push for information that was being with held my case wouldn't have gone so good. In the end of it all he completley destroyed the prosecutors case. I truly belive that with out Rick and his knowledge I wouldn't have been so happpy with the outcome. I will recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by Enrique | May 23, 2011
Very Good Lawyer
Rick is honest and will fight for his clients. If I ever needed an attorney I would re-hire Rick and refer him to all my friends. If you ever need someone that is really in your corner and not just trying to collect your money Rick is the lawyer for you.
Posted by Mateo M. | April 13, 2011
Dedicated Fighter
I have had Rick help me with two DWI's. I have worked with multiple attorney in the past for a variety of issues, some of far greater risk than a DWI. I can say that out of all of the attorneys I am more impressed with the representation Rick provided in spite of not receiving the verdict I wished for. The video evidence was unfortunately very detrimental but at least I tried. I don't think there was a single thing we could have done better. Rick even went to the seen of the incident and document all possible intersections and proved the police report falsely stated the number of stop signs ran. I had paid Rick a very reasonable fee in full up front. In spite of the long pretrial and trial he fought very hard to the end. He definitely fights to win; not billable hours. His knowledge of the law was impeccable. His persistence and relentless fight was impressive. I feel very glad I fought the charge even though I did not win. I think Ricks valiant fight actually helped me get better terms after I lost than where offered before trial. I will definitely have Rick represent me in the future if he will take my case.
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Posted by Paul | January 27, 2011
Thanks Rick!
In my field of business Ive met alot of attorneys over the years and I can't think of anyone more diligent or that works harder for their clients than Rick does His knowledge of case law is most impressive as well as his ability to negotiate the most favorable courtroom conditions for his client. It gave me great pleasure to watch him attack the prosecutions case from every angle and never blink throughout the process. His courtroom ledership, legal intellect and winning attitude make him one of the finest defense attorney's in town and I beleive that he gives defendants the best chance for success. Thank you Rick!!
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Posted by Rick | August 26, 2010
An excellent attorney
Rick is an honest, confident, and no bs type of attorney. We was my lawyer on a dwi case and got the charges dropped. I recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2010
Very Professional
An Attorney friend refereed me to Rick K. Oliver for a DWI case. I was lucky to talk to him right away as he encouraged me to go get my own toxicity scan as I had just gotten out of jail. I of course refused to let the police administer a test so this was very quick thinking to show I did not have illegal drugs in my system. He was very informative when I talked to him and he explained the law far more thoroughly when I talked to him than even the established DWI attorneys. I decided to hire Rick Oliver and it was the best decision I made recently. I was really rude to the cops that stopped me cause I was obviously pissed off. This was quite apparent on the tape and report. He still managed to get the case dismissed. After watching the tape myself I have to say he is worth 10xs what he charges.
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Posted by Janice | July 20, 2010
Truly A Godsend
I would have to say I have never been more blessed than having the oppurtunity to meet Mr. Oliver, he represented my sons Jeffrey and Mikell on different offenses and I had very little money, not only did he agree to represent them and work out payment plans he kept us informed on what could happen as well as the current situation, he is currently representing my son Jeffrey on a separate charge, and I have to say he's fighting very hard for him. Under normal circimstances I would have expected another attorney to take me to the bank but he was very considerate of the situation I was in. I would reccomend Mr. Oliver to anyone that is in need of representation in whatever the case may be, not only is he considerate, he is caring and is always looking for the best interest of his clients. My family is truly blessed to have him our side and fighting for us especially when the charges are completed false. If I, or anyone I know are ever in need of someone who believes and has the clients best interest at heart that person would definitely be Mr. Richard K. Oliver
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Posted by Courtney S. | July 19, 2010
Phenomenal Lawyer
I was arrested for a DUI, and the first recommendation I received from my friends, was you have to have RIck Oliver. I called Rick immediately and by the next day he was working hard on my case. Rick had compassion for my situation, and was always respectful of my feelings. He was punctual for every court date, and answered my phone calls no matter what time of day it was. He was very thorough, and you could tell well respected in the lawyer community. By the end of my arrest, my case was FULLY dismissed, and license SAVED. Talk about one hell of a lawyer!! I was very doubtful of my situation, and Rick always had a hopeful outlook and positive attitude- it made all the difference in the world to a girl who seemed to have all the bad luck in the world!!
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Posted by Lee | July 19, 2010
Very knowledgeable, professional, and affordable DWI lawyer
I hired Rick after being charged with a DWI. After carefully examining each an every aspect of my case, mr. Oliver adequately displayed his knowledge of the law as well as my individual rights as a citizen. Upon meeting him at his office I quickly acknowledged his professionalism and adequately display his reputation as a trial lawyer as opposed to a plea lawyer. The fees for his services were considerably low compared to some of the big name DWI lawyers in Houston.
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Posted by Chris | July 17, 2010
He's an excellent lawyer.
Rick Oliver actually handled two cases for me in late 2008 and 2009. My divorce and a assault of a family member charge. Since this was my first time to ever go through the legal system, it was extremely comforting to have Rick on my side. He made sure to keep me informed of everything that was going on and was always ready to answer any questions that I had. I had one day before my divorce was final that I thought I would only be in contact with Rick via the phone. The situation wasn't going too well so he showed up in person and took care of everything. That's the kind of guy that he is. His concern and care for his clients is amazing.
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Posted by alma | July 17, 2010
Aggravagted kidnapping case dismissed
My husband was being charged with aggravated kidnapping back in July 2008. 1st degree felony 20 yrs to 99 years in prison. He got arrested 1wk after the incident took place. He was taken to the county where he was being charged. I had no lawyer i was scared didn't know what to do. Then a friend of the family recommended Rick. I called Mr.Oliver and asked for his help. He took my case 1 day later my husband was released on bond. Mr. Oliver put a damn good package together explaining everything that took place the night of the aggravated kidnapping and it was presented to the jury before the trial. The same day it was given to the jury we got a call from our lawyer Rick saying that my husband case was dismissed with no bill. The jury found no probable cause to charge my husband. It took only 3 months to close the case. The best thing i ever did in my life was to call Rick as our lawyer. We also recommended some of our friends to him. He is a damn good lawyer and he fights for his clients.
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Posted by Todd Swanson | July 17, 2010
jody bell
Rick has helped my son on 3 diferent cases and he is always on time & it is him that is there with you he does not send someone else in his place, i have had a few lawyers that my son has used, and Rick is by far the best if your looking for a great lawyer call him trust me you can go wrong nice guy and damn good lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rick Oliver Attorney at Law
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Masters in Accounting
  • 2001
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Business Administration
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. L.B.
  • Dismissed
  • State of Texas v. J.N.
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. E.C.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013

Publications

  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • Fear and Loathing in South Texas: if Dr. Hunter s. Thompson Got a DWI in Texas in 2015
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • DWI Basics
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (22)
Endorse Richard
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is an excellent lawyer who fights hard for his clients. Rick shared a brief he wrote with me and I was impressed. He is knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated to his work. I would recommend Rick to anyone in need of an attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick has a special gift for writing few other lawyers have. Many clients have issues with their cases at the trial level and need a lawyer who can keep the fight going on appeal. Rick searches tirelessly to find the necessary case law to back up his arguments. More importantly, he has the creativity to put it all neatly down on paper so judges side with him more often than not. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Rick while working in the same building during law school. His attitude and demeanor towards work was always enthusiastic and honorable. Since becoming a lawyer, Rick has helped various times and shared his experience with me. I would recommend Rick to anyone needing an attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick is a no-nonsense advocate that will walk to the gallows with you without hesitation. He is not only well-read but his quill has been praised by those near and far. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Rick for 10 years. He has always been one of the brightest young lawyers I have known and his courtroom results prove it. Whether he is helping another lawyer with an appeal or leading the fight in a case, his work ethic and intelligence will give you the fight you want and need."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch defense lawyer for tough cases. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Oliver is one of the most hardworking lawyers I know. Never backing down to a fight, working long hours, and holding his client's interests in the highest degree are emblematic of Rick’s work ethic. Rick has had many successes in his legal career and they are testament to his hard work and strong character. He is an asset not only to his client but also to our legal community as a whole. It has been my honor to know Rick and he has the experience, discipline and personality that is required to handle your case, no matter how serious. Rick is a man of integrity and is a loyal, honorable, and dependable lawyer. The citizens of this county, city and state are fortunate to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic person fighting for their freedom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the Best I know, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a tough, intelligent, hardworking attorney. He is a fighter every step of the way, which the State has taken note of. Rick will absolutely not back down, and has a great reputation as a trial lawyer. Rick is certainly the type of lawyer you want on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've know Rick for years and know that he is tenacious and vigilant in representing his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I see him around the courthouse all the time. I've watched him do voir dire. I've watched him cross witnesses. So it is without hesitation that I endorse Rick Oliver. He is sharp. He is prepared. And most importantly, he is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the DA's Office. He is a True Believer...."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Oliver is one of the most knowledgable, intelligent, and well liked attorneys at the courthouse. I have witnessed his trial skills first-hand and to say he is impressive is an understatement. Rick is one of the first attorneys that I turn to when I have a tough question and I need the right answer immediately. In a very short time, Mr. Oliver has built a reputation as a fighter who will stand up for his clients rights and he is a winner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick and I worked together on a DWI matter and I cannot say enough about his depth of knowledge. During our trial prep, I was impressed by his excitement about trying cases. Some attorneys encourage their clients to plead out a difficult case; Rick loves the challenge. His dedication to his clients shows, as he is consistently the most informed attorney in the room. Each case has its own unique twists and he uses his vast arsenal of ‘tricks of the trade’ to achieve to a successful outcome. It is his passion for his practice that drives him to always stay ahead of the latest information in his field. Further, I have, and will continue, to recommend Rick to both clients and close friends. He simply gets results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Oliver is a true professional!!! I have worked on a few cases with Rick & have consulted with Rick on my DWI cases in the past. Rick did not hesitate to answer any & all of my questions. Rick has dedicated tons of time to the representation of his DWI clients & has tremendous results. Even when his clients may have had a few too many drinks, Rick has been victorious. I'm very proud to count Rick as one of my colleagues!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick has a fighter's mentality and he's good with juries. People charged with crimes should always look for a criminal defense lawyer with those two attributes. Every time I hear about Rick, I'm left with one impression - the guy is flat-out getting results. I send all my Houston clients to him because I know they'll be in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is an amazing trial lawyer. Juries find him very personable which allows him to effectively communicate his defenses. Rick fights hard for his clients and is well respected among the judges, prosecutors, and the defense bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is my right hand man. He sat with me on multiple DWI cases and I have sat with him on his trials. He is a fighter and an intelligent one at that. Every time we talk, I need a dictionary. He is very articulate, had a great realtionship with the Judges and District Attorneys, and is continually studying advances in the law. Rick continues to strive to be the best by attending advanced CLEs, watching the best trial lawyers in trial, and keeps taking his clients to trial. Rick is a trial lawyer. He's had amazing felony trial results and continues to sharpen his teeth on the misdemeanor prosecutors. Rick is the guy to go to if you want to fight the system. Little known fact, he also boxes. It's in his blood. He's a born fighter and that's who you want in the ring for you!"
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Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Richard Keith Oliver
Richard Keith Oliver
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 16 years