Stephen L Richards

Stephen L Richards

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
773-877-3259
866-852-6426 (Toll Free)
Fax:
773-634-8107
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Serious Felonies
  • Drug / Weapons Cases
  • Appeals -- Post-Convictions
  • Sentencing -- Mitigation
  • Civil Rights/1983
  • Legal Education
  • Legal Ethics

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Lead Counsel, Capital Litigation Trial Bar, Illinois Supreme Court, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2008

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: Order of Barristers, Moot Court
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Reasonable Doubt Redux, 34 John Marshall L. Rev. 495, 2001
  • The Admissibility of Expert Testimony, American Bar Association, 2003

Classes/Seminars

  • New Ideas for Jury Selection, Illinois Public Defender Association, 2007
  • Capital Jury Selection, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Kutak-Dodds Award, Defender Prize, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Public Defender Association, President, 2006 - 2008
  • Illinois Public Defender Association, Board Member, 2000 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the State Appellate Defender, Deputy Defender, 2000 - 2008
  • Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Assistant Public Defender, 1989 - 2000