|Prosecutor||Prosecuting Attorney's Office||1989 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Trial Bar||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Washington Defender Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|State v Borja||Not Guilty|
|State v Hachtell||not guilty|
|State v Kirby||Not Guilty|
|See all legal cases|
|University of California - Berkeley||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
Posted by James
I hired Woodrow on a Assault D.v charge and he got it all dismissed. He is the best in Thurston County, everyone knows Woodrow is the best! he is the only one in Thurston County to get a not guilty on a Murder Charge.
Posted by Mat
I met with Richard Woodrow for the first time on July 30, 2015 after receiving a ticket. He explained that he would charge $250/hr with a cap at $1,500. On December 6, 2015 I received a court date. I went to Richard Woodrow for legal counsel on December 8, 2015. At that time, his secretary asked me to sign a $1,500 flat rate contract, I refused reminding her of the $250/hr that was agreed upon in July and I left the office with the intention of hiring another attorney. Richard Woodrow’s secretary called me roughly a half an hour later. She said she had spoken with Richard Woodrow about the first consultation and that he remembered quoting a rate of $250/hr. Richard Woodrow agreed to honor that $250/hr but only if the case were to be dismissed. Which he had previously assured me would not be an issue. I returned to the office to sign the contract for either $250/hr if the charges were dismissed or a flat rate of $1,500 if the case went to trial. I was still asked to pay the $1,500 up front, but was assured that if the charges were dismissed I would only be charged the $250/hr and issued a refund of the remainder. On January 6, 2016 at 8:30am I was scheduled to appear in court. On January 6, 2016 at 8:15am Richard Woodrow’s secretary called to say he would meet me at the courthouse, but could not stay for my hearing. Richard Woodrow arrived at 8:20am. I sat on the bench across from him for a few minutes before I realized he did not recognize me. As I approached him I again clarified that if we got the charges dismissed today, I would only be charged the $250/hr. Richard Woodrow said it was about as likely that we would be struck by lightning inside as it was that the charges would be dismissed today. This new stance was opposite everything we had discussed prior. During the few minutes I had to consult with Richard Woodrow as we waited to sign in at the courthouse, I asked several questions about my case, he informed me that he could not have filed any paperwork or requested any documents until after our next court date was scheduled. As we waited to check in with the prosecutor the two men in front of me both had their cases dismissed after providing medical documents. The same documents I explained to Richard Woodrow that I had during my meeting with him. Richard Woodrow asked me to go sit down. Moments later when asked directly, he lied to the prosecutor and said I did not have proper medical documentation. At that time I stood up from my seat interrupting their conversation and informed him he was wrong and provided her with my documents. At that time all charges were dismissed and we were out of the courthouse within 5 minutes. We signed out of the courthouse at 9:06am. As we left the courthouse, I inquired about receiving my refund. Richard Woodrow asked if I could give him 1-2 days to talk to his secretary about the billing. I called Richard Woodrow’s office on January 8, 2016 @ 12:37pm and was told by the secretary that she hadn’t spoken to Mr. Woodrow and could not talk now because she was on her lunch break. She never called back. I called again on January 11, 2016 @8:32am and January 13, 2016 @8:40am and was told each time by the secretary that Richard Woodrow was still working out his final fee. He was not required to appear in court on my behalf nor did he make himself available to attend my hearing, as I have proof of through the voicemail his secretary left me. The Monday before my court date I became nervous about Richard Woodrow's lack of communication leading up to the hearing and requested a meeting. His secretary refused, stating he already had everything under control. Under control to me would have been remembering or even knowing my medical history, since that was the entire basis for my defense. Richard Woodrow clearly had not studied the case nor did he bring any documents to the courthouse. I was able to dispute the charge with my credit card and received a full refund.
Posted by Ashley
Seriously choosing Woodrow was the easiest and best decision I've ever mad. I'm not going to go into too much detail but I was looking at 10 years in prison but Woodrow knew what he was doing and reduced my charges from a class A to class c with time served. Seriously if you need an attorney call Woodrow!!!
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