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Richard Degrove Muir

Criminal defense Attorney at Vista, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 54 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1970
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Richard Degrove Muir
122 Civic Center Dr Ste 102
Vista, CA, 92084

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Posted by Grateful | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Honest and Always Accessible
I hired Mr. Muir in 2005 to help my 18 year old son who was facing a serious felony. Right from the beginning he was honest with me and did not try to scare me with a lot of BS. I just picked him out of the phone book but I got very lucky! Actually, I went to see an attorney in La Jolla first but he tried to scare me out of $80,000. He said I could sign my house over to him since I didn't have that kind of money otherwise I'd be visiting my son in prison for the next 20 years. I knew I had to get out of there fast! I can't believe lawyers are allowed to do such things! Anyway, I went straight over to Mr. Muir and he charged me $15,000 without any scary scenarios. He explained things clearly and calmly so I hired him and it turned out great! He always kept me informed as to what was going on and he always called back ASAP when he wasn't in his office. My son came home in less than a year (on probation) but that's still better than 20 years! I've always thanked God for "sending" me to Mr. Muir. He is very diligent and thorough in his defense strategy. You can tell he's not in it just for the money. He really cares about people! P.S. Most public defenders are useless so my advice is, if you can scrape up the money, hire Mr. Muir. It'll be money very well spent!
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Posted by Don | September 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
I made some bad choices and was looking at 15+ years in prison. After interviewing several lawyers, I choose Mr. Muir because he was the only one that didn't try to BS me. He was honest and always kept me in the loop for the whole process. He got me a deal for 100 days instead of more than 15 years. He helped me keep my life from completely falling apart.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2009
great attorney, wonderful person
Mr. Muir handled a drug case for my son in the Vista Court house and managed to get the sentence to work furlough and probation. He was diligent, very responsive to any questions and worked very vigourously to assure that my son would get a fair sentence. He is not cheap--$5000 for a felony--but he gives you great worth for the money spent. He counseled my son to change his ways--spoke to him very forthright and honest but without any condemnation or blame. Mr. Muir is genuinely a very good hearted man, and he wants the best for his clients as well as to see that the law is served.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Professor of Criminal Procedure
  • Thomas Jefferson School Of Law
  • 2004 - 2014

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • Brown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1963

Associations

  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Master
  • N/A
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • N/A
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Club
  • president
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Criminal Lawyers
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Criminal Lawyers
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rich Muir for years has been one of the best criminal defense attorneys in San Diego County. He is a strong, intense advocate for his clients. You would be hard-pressed to find his equal. I recommend him without reservation. Raymond Gomez"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When you hire Rich Muir you can be assured that you are getting one of the most skilled, most experienced, and most talented lawyers in San Diego County. He is very aggressive and tough, but he is also a true gentleman and is respected by friends and foes alike. It is hard to get him to take a case out of his home base of Vista, but if you can hire Rich Muir, you are hiring the best."
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Vista Criminal defense Lawyer Richard Degrove Muir
Richard Degrove Muir
Criminal defense Attorney
Vista, CA
Licensed for 54 years