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Ray E. Richards, II

Criminal, DUI-DWI, RICO Act, Felony, Personal Injury, Federal Drug and Weapons Crime, Grand Jury Investigations, Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges, State Weapon and Drug charges and Murder and Assault Crime

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Attorney Ray E. Richards II has been practicing law in Michigan since 1997. Attorney Richards achieved amazing accomplishments throughout his law education at The Ohio Northern University with victories in National Law Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Administrative Law Moot Court competitions. He has since been building his criminal defense practice and handling numerous very high profile criminal defense cases around the Detroit area and nationwide. At his firm they are passionate about justice, prepared to fight for their clients in any courtroom, and poised to try a case to a jury anytime, anywhere!

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
Father with family was charged with murder. Was able to get the murder charges dismissed and him back to his family and job within a couple weeks. Preparation, persistence and patience helped me to make sure he was able to attend his oldest child's graduation!

College kid got into a pinch with some other of his friends and some jewelry was stolen and they were arrested in the vehicle used for the heist. After the press coverage, a successful preliminary exam and pretrial negotiations case ended up being dismissed. That young man ended up graduating from a very prestigious University here in the State of Michigan, received his Masters Degree and Law Degree, received a prestigious job with the Mayor of the City of Detroit and now is a best selling author, mentor and very sought after motivational speaker!

How did you build a successful practice?
Hard work, a lot of sacrifice and always striving to improve my craft as a criminal defense lawyer with Boot camp seminars, advance topic workshops and being a voracious reader!

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients look for a lawyer that isn't afraid to fight on their behalf. A lawyer who cares about their freedom and well being and a lawyer who can soothe their anxieties about what they are going through but yet keep it real as to what they are facing. A lawyer that is respected and well known when he or she walks into a courtroom. A lawyer that isn't afraid to go to trial and win!

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
It is critical. Was always taught "Know with whom you deal!" You also want them to know who you are and the best way for that to happen is through stellar work in the courtroom!

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
A basic strategy to defend the case and the fee that will be necessary to get the discussed goals completed.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
The basic who, what, when and where of what happened without making any admissions of involvement or guilt (can be discussed in a face to face meeting) ...Who the Judge is if assigned at the time of the call and what county did the arrest and or offense allegedly occur.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
My experience and success in State and Federal Courts nationwide. Not many lawyers have had cases to the breadth and complexity that I have had and been successful as well. I get results and I don't BS or mislead the client in what I say I can do for them! The good the bad or the ugly I always strive to be very creative, optimistic and aggressive with the defense of my clients.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Helping to attain that freedom to get clients back to their families, careers and lives in general.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
Reading working out and riding my Harley Davidson thousands of miles, cross country.

Are you involved in your community?
Very much so! Mentorship programs for young men and college students are my focus...they need a road map to success and role models to assist them to navigate them to meet and exceed their goals!

Position Organization Location Duration
Of CounselCummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho PLCLivonia,MI2016 to Present
Managing MemberRichards & Associates PLCTroy, MI2015-Present
CJA Private Practicioner Panel AttorneyFederal Defenders OfficeDetroit,MI2005 to Present
Managing MemberRichards Kasoga Law Group PLCMetro Detroit Area2012 to 2015
Of CounselRasor Law GroupRoyal Oak,MI2010 to 2012
Founding Managing MemberLaw Ofc of Ray E Richards II PLCMetro Detroit Area1997-2012
Of Counsel for MI Criminal Defense MattersJohnnie Cochran FirmLos Angeles, CA , Detroit,MI2007-2009
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid and Defender OfficeDetroit1998-1999
School Degree Major Graduation
Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of LawJ.D. Law School1996  
Grand Valley State UniversityB.S.Political Science1993
State / Court Date
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan (Representation on a Contempt Matter)2011
U.S. District Court of Nebraska2009
U.S. District Court of the Central District of Illinois2009
U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit2003
U.S. District Court of the Western District of Michigan2002
State Bar of Michigan1997
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan1997
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated (1990 - Present)
    <br />Past Undergraduate Chapter President
    <br />Graduate Mentor to Young Professional Men
    <br />Undergraduate and Graduate Chapter Legal Advisor (1997 - Present)
  • Ohio Northern Claude Pettit College of Law (J.D.) - 1996
    National Moot Court and Mock Trial Award Winner - 1995, 1996
    Administrative Law Moot Court National Champion - 1995, 1996
    Member of the Order of Barristers - 1996
    Book Award Winner for the best score in Business Planning - 1996
    Trial Advocacy and Criminal Advocacy Clinic Award Winner - 1995, 1996
    Federal Defender / CJA Federal Trial Advocacy Certification 2009
    Rated and AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell for Ethical and Professional Excellence - 2018
    Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association - 2016
    Top 100 Black Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association - 2016
  • State v D.J. Mr. D.J. was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st against the scorned mother of his children from which he was estranged. Mr. D.J. was facing a life sentence. Scorned mother of his children had convinced the police, prosecutor and even his children (who were sleep when this alleged violent occurrence occurred) that he raped her. Mr. D.J. as found not guilty! U.S. vs. Mr. P. Mr. P. a faithful, practicing, black Muslim and well known and respected physical education teacher was arrested from his classroom on various gun charges and charges related to alleged pseudo terrorist activities. His religious leader was killed during an FBI raid. All the members of the mosque were rounded up by the government to face charges. Most of them were detained, to await trial for fear of flight and being a danger to the community. Mr. P. was initially detained under these pretenses but the client and Mr. P would not and could not take this decision without a fight. At a detention hearing appealing the intial detention order, Attorney Richards won the release of Mr. P. on bond and the return of the valuable seized from him as a result of the arrest. State v. Mr. Th. S. Mr. Th.S., a record executive/producer, rapper and songwriter, was charged with Murder in the 1st Degree, and four counts of Assault with intent to Murder against police officers and numerous other weapons charges. Case was dismissed on motion by the Judge. Case was then appealed and sent back to the trial court for a retrial. Other jury found him not guilty. Client (who was shot in the ordeal) netted a six figure settlement in the civil suit against the police department. For more information, please visit www.rayrichardsesq.com/notable_cases.php

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As A Criminal Defense Lawyer Availability And Scheduling Is A 24/7 365 Endeavor. Sometimes The Good Times Go Bad With An Arrest At Anytime Of The Day Or Night Or The Police/Government Agent(S) Come Knocking At Your Door At Anytime Of The Day And Night! We Are Poised To Be There For You In Your Time Of Legal Need! Call Us And We Promptly Return The Call! If Need Be When Retained When Immediate Issues Of Bond/Bail, Arraignment Or Police Interrogation/Questioning Are Pressing We Are There!

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(1997) Licensed as Attorney in Michigan. Verified with State Bar of Michigan.May 23, 2017

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Fee: We offer our clients and potential clients a variety of payment options, fee structures and payment plans, if needed. Our fee structure is predominantly a flat fee retainer and a trial fee, if necessary. The determination of the fee requirement is determined on a case by case basis. We are willing to work with our clients to allow them to fund the fight, where the results will ultimately may impact their freedom!

Service Type: Private

Language: Members of my law group who act as interpreters in the languages of Spanish,Albanian and Arabic

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Ray E. Richards, II
200 East Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083
42.561825,-83.142602

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200 East Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083


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    Royal Oak, MI 48067

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