Why Choose Our Firm?
- Familiarity with courts and officials in the Chicago area and throughout northern Illinois, which Stephen L. Richards gained over the course of more than 30 years practicing law
- Ability to investigate and evaluate all documents, forensic evidence and other material relevant to the case
- Use of technology to manage information and mount the best possible defense
- Experience in plea negotiation and mitigation of sentencing, backed by the proven ability to argue cases in front of a judge and jury
Founding attorney Stephen L. Richards has built the firm’s reputation for strong criminal defense over the last three decades. Joined by his son, Joshua S.M. Richards, they provide a unique combination of skills to form a strong defense for the toughest criminal charges, trials, appeals and post-convictions, as well as civil rights cases.
When it comes to trials, jury selection can make or break a case. From the experience of hundreds of criminal jury and bench trials, we know the right steps to take to ensure those who are accused receive a fair trial. We have won our last five jury trials, including three favorable verdicts in first degree murder cases.
A Flexible Payment System
Our firm uses a flat-fee billing system so you and your family are clear on the costs involved and have one less stress involved during this difficult time.
Our Lawyers Listen To You
We see the people and families involved in each case. We take the time to listen to your questions and concerns and make sure you understand your legal options and how each will impact your future.
We Are Here For You 24/7
This is a difficult time. We know you need attorneys you can count on. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for email, text or a phone call.