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John Justin Richardson

Litigation Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

4.7   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 23 years
    Illinois - IL 11 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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John Justin Richardson
950 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL

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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2015
Great Lawyer
John is an extremely talented lawyer. His passion for law and doing whatever is necessary for his clients is a trait you don't always see with a lot of lawyers. He has an energy that is uncomparable and he puts every ounce of it into his clients and cases. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Rusly | November 25, 2014
Highly Knowledgeable and Professional
John Richardson is a highly gifted lawyer, he is excellent at what he does and has a great understanding of the law and it's processes. He takes such a personal interest in your case it could be likened as if it's his problems. He would be available at anytime to answer questions and always kept me abreast of my case and our plan of action. He is like a pitbull in the courtroom. When I was going through a point in my life where it seemed bleak and grey. John was like a beacon of light and always reassured me that he would win my case. I have only great things to say as he has proven his worth to me. He was worth every penny in my case. It was really an investment into my future. John Richard you're the man!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2014
john is the best
Excellent work. His diligence resulted in dismissal of all 5 dui related charges. Works hard, knows his business and gets results. Thank you John.
Posted by John | November 13, 2014
John helped save my license
I was accused of a felony and my career and engineering license was in jeopardy. I was really afraid of loosing my freedom and my career. I lost neither. Mr. Richardson is excellent.
Posted by Danny | November 11, 2014
Very Good Lawyer FIVE STARS services
In 2007 the State of Florida tried to convict me of Assault with a deadly weapon, Mr. Richardson as my second lawyer did lots real life role playing to fully understand my conundrum. He and my other lawyer fought hard and kept me from been incarcerated for a long time. Chicago just gained a new sidekick that will fight for righteous justice. His MODUS OPERANDI is "TELL THE TRUTH ONCE, AND YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO LIE TWICE".
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Posted by Mark | November 10, 2014
Career saver
I was accused of mortgage fraud by the United States government. Because of Mr. Richardson’s hard work, I never stepped foot inside of a jail cell and I was able to keep my license.
Posted by Ms. A | November 10, 2014
John saved me from prison
I was falsely accused of armed robbery. The problem was that the real robber looked a lot like me on videotape. The police attempted to frame me. Mr. Richardson caught the police lying in court. He proved that the videotape was unreliable. He provided the judge with a digital alibi by using experts to explain time stamp technology to prove I used my credit cards at another location when the robbery took place. I owe him my life. Hire Mr. Richardson, he is one of a kind.
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Posted by Danny | November 10, 2014
Mr. Richardson saved me from a life sentence
I was falsely accused of stabbing someone. There were multiple witnesses that said that I was the guy who stabbed this person. I was told by other attorneys that I would have to take a plea and that I should expect jail time. Mr. Richardson took the case to trial and won. He proved that the eyewitnesses had motive to lie. Mr. Richardson spent hours and hours with me recreating the scene to make sure he did not miss anything in my case.
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Posted by MRD | November 10, 2014
Mr. Richardson is amazing
I was falsely accused of raping a family member. I am writing this anonymously. This was a terrible case that ripped my family apart. Other lawyers told me that they thought I would have to go to prison. Mr. Richardson took a different approach. He was able to prove to the prosecutors that the accuser was lying and they dropped all the charges against me.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2014
A fantastic lawyer
I hired John for felony gun charges. Not only was my case dismissed my Ak 47 was returned to me. I have sent many clients to him over the years and he never fails. He always gets the job done. He really cares about his clients, he does what he says he is going to do and delivers. Not to mention he is extremely well respected by judges and lawyers alike.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2014
Not your average attorney
Mr.Richardson is willing to do whatever it takes. He not only thinks "outside of the box" he acts on it. He earned my husband his "second chance" by showing the justice system that the guidelines and mandates do not always make sense, and by showing them that the case had a face. He was willing to go the extra mile for our family and believed in us the way we believed in him. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him, he's a life changer.
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Posted by Darren | October 29, 2014
John Richardson saved my life
I was accused of attempted murder. I hired John as my second lawyer. Other lawyers told me my situation was hopeless. John came up with creative ideas about how to win my case. The government refused to budge and claimed to have an eye witness. We went to trial. I was amazed at John's courtroom demeanor. The jury only deliberated for 30 minutes before coming back not guilty on all charges.
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Posted by Steve | August 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Think twice before hiring
I hired John in a florida criminal defense violation of probation case for a change of address. He didn't keep in contact w me after he accepted my money. And he promised and swore I'd be reinstated on probation. He had me do an open court plea leaving me at the mercy of the court which I was reluctant to do in the first place. Seen people get slammed this way. He assured me I'd be fine and reinstated if I did this. He said if I wasn't reinstated he'd quit as a lawyer. Well I got sent to prison for 30 months. I see he didn't retire he moved on to put Chicago defendants in the fire. He could have gotten better since I used him. But I'd be very sceptical of hiring him.
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Response from John Richardson October 6, 2016
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney and Owner
  • The Law Office of John J. Richardson
  • 2004 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney
  • Department Of Justice
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Florida State Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2004

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • LAS
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. DW, 13-001535CF10A:
  • found not guilty at trial
  • United States v. DR, U.S., Case No. 11-CR-20596:
  • plea to far below the recommended range
  • State v. MZ, Case No. 04-CF-010758A
  • Plea to time served after offer of 15 years prison
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Associations

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate and Active Alumni
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Hat-Trick Award (for three trial victories in a row in one year)
  • LBA
  • 2012
  • Hat-Trick Award (for three trial victories in a row in one year)
  • LBA
  • 2011
  • Hat-Trick Award (for three trial victories in a row in one year)
  • LBA
  • 2010
  • Board Member
  • ACLU of Florida
  • 2010
  • Hat-Trick Award (for three trial victories in a row in one year)
  • LBA
  • 2009
  • Hat-Trick Award (for three trial victories in a row in one year)
  • LBA
  • 2008
  • Hat-Trick Award (for three trial victories in a row in one year)
  • LBA
  • 2007
  • Hat-Trick Award for three trial victories in a year
  • LBA
  • 2006
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 1997
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Publications

  • www.blogger.com
  • The Velveteen Lawyer
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • John Knox
  • Criminal Cases
  • 2014
  • Bill of Rights
  • Miami Dade College
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (63)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John is the best example of a great criminal defense attorney. He is dedicated to his clients and achieves the best results. His courtroom skills are excellent and he spends countless hours advocating for his clients on all levels. He is truly one of the best criminal defense attorneys I have ever met. He saves lives, preserves freedom, and goes the extra mile."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is the kind of advocate that every client deserves Superb at his craft. He'll fight for his clients unlike many others. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great lawyer and works hard for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Richardson's ability to analyze the legal issues in a case is first-rate. He is a bright and thorough legal practitioner."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Other
"An attorney that is great at what he does and knows the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"Competent, professional, and all around a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met John several years ago and was impressed with his passion for the law and representing his clients. He is an attorney who looks to maximize his abilities to help his clients and I respect this aspect about him as a peer and person."
Federal crime Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John without hesitation. He is dedicated to his clients, and represents their interests with a conviction and passion that is unparalleled. I met him at Trial Lawyers College, where only a select group of trial lawyers participate. There I came to know the deep commitment to justice and results John possesses."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an amazing attorney in trial. We met back at The Gerry Spence trial lawyers college, and I remember how much he does for his clients and the care he gives for those around him. Good man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgable lawyer with extensive expertise as a criminal defense attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-reasoned and relate-able advice. One important part of being a good lawyer is taking a complex issue and making it simple. Mr. Richardson can do just that. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Experience counts and Attorney Richardson has experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Richardson is an accomplished attorney whose advice is direct, cerebral, and accurate. I proudly endorse Mr. Richardson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Richardson is an excellent advocate and gives excellent advice pertaining to criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John Richardson is an excellent advocate for his clients bringing experience, skill and commitment to their defense"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Richardson is an experienced and effective trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Richardson advocates vigorously for his clients and provides them excellent representation."
Federal crime Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Richardon's advice is professional and well-reasoned."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known John for nearly 15 years – first as trial partners in the prosecutor’s office; then as members of the criminal defense bar. He is a very bright and aggressive attorney. John will not quit until he gets the best possible result for his clients. I enthusiastically endorse him."
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John Justin Richardson
Litigation Attorney
Boca Raton, FL
Licensed for 23 years
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