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Your future is on the line.

A Firm Led By A Seasoned Trial Attorney

For criminal defense, you can turn to a firm led by a respected lawyer and legal innovator who has made a career out of winning tough fights. If your future is on the line, or if a loved one has been charged with a crime, we encourage you us at the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards for a free consultation. Protect your rights when the stakes are high.

Practice Areas

Our firm has built a reputation for seeking justice and upholding people’s rights.

Throughout an intense career that has spanned more than 30 years, the energy and efforts of our founding attorney have been focused specifically on criminal law in Chicago and northern Illinois.

A Strong Combination Of Skills

Professionals whose careers are on the line and individuals faced with the most serious criminal charges turn to us because of our willingness to take cases to trial and our record of success. Stephen L. Richards is a veteran of more than 150 felony jury trials and 300 bench trials. Joined by his son, Joshua S.M. Richards, they provide a strong combination of skills in the courtroom.

Award-Winning Legal Representation

The firm’s ability to handle high-stakes, complex cases has earned our founding attorney a national award for excellence in criminal defense, the Defender Prize. He also is listed in Super Lawyers and has a 10.0 rating on Avvo, the highest rating available on the lawyer-rating site.

AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney
Rated By Super Lawyers | Stephen L. Richards |

Always Ready With Insight, Diligence And Strategy

The individuals we represent and defend appreciate the listening skills and responsiveness of our attorneys. Our clients depend on the personal contact and clear guidance we provide through all phases of a case. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions.

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A Clear Flat-Fee Structure

Our unique flat-fee billing structure covers everything from plea negotiation to trial and more.