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Randall W Richards

Criminal defense Attorney at Clearfield, UT

3.4   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Randall

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Areas of practice:
Criminal Defense, DUI, Social Security, Divorce/Custody, Personal Injury, and appellate practice.

Professional experience: 
Randy has extensive experience in litigating and winning trials in both the criminal and civil realm. He has been nationally recognized for his work on numerous cases and has presented at several legal seminars. Randy has authored over 100 appeals and has been successful in changing case law. Randy’s expertise includes lead counsel on 4 death penalty cases, avoiding death on each, acquittal on Court-martial case operation punch-out, and numerous dismissals obtained through filing constitutional motions. In the family law arena, he has tried successfully many divorce and custody trials. He has a success ratio on over 90% on his social security appeals. As an adjunct professor for Weber State University, he teaches a class on the U.S. Constitution, focusing on the Bill of Rights, and strongly believes in the protection those document give to every person.

Member of the Utah State Bar
Licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court
U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Utah
Board Member of Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Former President of Weber County Bar Association
Rule 8 Qualified for Capital Homicides

Juris Doctorate, University of Utah College of Law 1984
Bachelor of Science, University of Utah 1981

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Richards & Brown P.C.
938 University Park Blvd Ste 140
Clearfield, UT, 84015-6284


3.4 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever
Randy has been our attorney for many years treated us like family what a great person and a great great attorney We would totally recommend him to anyone He has helped us with many different legal issues over the years truly cares He has a great knowledge of the law He has given us great advice in our personal lives. He is definitely someone that you can count on and trust his character shows through right away he cares about his family his friends Then he treats his clients with true respect If you were honest with him he will go to bat for you 110% it’s been a privilege to know Randy over the years
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Posted by Marc | March 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best!
Randy handled my very difficult divorce process with patience, persistence, and class. Very accessible and personable. When things looked like it was going to a nasty trial, his skill brought the proceedings to a mutual agreement with me being treated very fair in the end. With Randy Richards representing you, you can sleep at night knowing that the best of the best is on your team and fighting out of your corner.
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Posted by Maddie | May 6, 2016
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Aggressive When He Needs to Be
I would recommend Randy to anyone! He handled my divorce case really well and arranged the custody agreement to my benefit. He really goes to bat for you. He is great at answering questions and helping you understand what comes next..
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Didn't read any evidence
Didn't bother to look at anything let alone try to defend us. Wasn't even concerned about taking it to trial kept pushing to take the deal. Would not recommend
Posted by Gary | April 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
He lacks integrity
“Throw the dog a bone.” That is how Randall Richards explained his failure to challenge the prosecution’s transparently false claims against me that would lead to an uncontested misdemeanor conviction. He said that by giving them that, the prosecution would be less inclined to pursue a felony conviction. Instead, by not fighting that misdemeanor charge, it only strengthened the prosecution’s case on the felony charge. I was in a vulnerable situation, and I trusted him to do his best to defend me. He put on a little show, but he really did not try to defend me. I can see that now. In retrospect, it is clear that he sacrificed me, his client, in exchange for good will and future consideration from the Weber county attorney’s office. Randall Richards’ first goal is to benefit himself, not his client. Did he throw the dog a bone? No, he threw me to the wolves. Randall Richards is not Atticus Finch. If you are a Mormon in good standing, then yes he might give you decent representation. Otherwise, don’t count on it. I hired him in good faith, and that was a big mistake.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Richards & Brown P.C.
  • 2013 - Present


  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 1984
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Roy City v. Frazier
  • Not Guility
  • State v. Ahalat
  • Not Guility
  • State v. Augustine
  • Case Reversed


  • Utah State Bar
  • Attorney
  • 1984 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Attorney Member
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  • Weber County Bar Association
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • Rule 8 Qualified for Capital Homicides
  • N/A
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • N/A
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Mickey Duncan Award
  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah
  • 2015


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Speaking Engagements

  • UACDL Capitol Seminar
  • UACDL Capitol Seminar
  • 2015

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Clearfield Criminal defense Lawyer Randall W Richards
Randall W Richards
Criminal defense Attorney
Clearfield, UT
Licensed for 38 years
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