Richard = Rockstar!
I live out of state and caught a case in Lake Zurich, IL while out for a friend's wedding. I had a similar prior and was worried to no end as to what might happen in another court and how the whole process would be handled, how it could affect my future, etc. I looked up attorneys on this website to make sure I found someone who knew how to handle my case. The first attorney I called had a receptionist answer and advised me I would need to have about a 45 minute phone interview to see if they would handle my case. This turned me off right away. So I said thank you and called Richard next as he also held a very high rating. Richard picked up the phone himself on a Monday morning 1st try and had the time and patience for me to explain all the details of what he could expect with my case. I was concerned about how much I might need to travel back to the area and several other factors to consider. Richard helped me to navigate many of the obstacles I would or might face every step of the way and was always available. When in court for sentencing I watched him repeatedly not take no for an answer while working with the prosecution to achieve the best deal we could have hoped for. He knows his stuff and he's a truly caring professional. When I had questions multiple times throughout the couple of months that it took to resolve my case he was either available or returned my call or email in a timely manner. I wouldn't doubt that many other lawyers could have ended up having me face a much worse punishment which we both felt I didn't deserve. So if you're doubting for even a second if you should hire him to defend you, DON'T! I really can't say enough good things about him. Beware of attorneys with too many clients or unrelated matters going on that cause them to have a partner or assistant handle the case in court for you. Often times these guys don't know what they're doing and might not really care what happens to you or what you and the main attorney was working on for you (I realized this from my prior and this was something that Richard brought up himself when I first called him). If this review seems like maybe him, a friend, or family member is writing it to you, it's probably because he treats his clients like they're his family or friend and I owe a huge amount of gratitude towards him for that! If you're reading this you're probably concerned about how your case will affect your future and if the courts will unfairly bend you over. Do yourself a favor and give this guy a call!