200 E. Big Beaver Road | Troy, Michigan 48083

Ray Edward Richards

Managing Member

Fax 734-629-0829
Practice Areas
  • DUI Defense
  • Major and Minor Drugs and Weapons Offenses
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Assaultive Offenses
    • Murder
    • Attempt Murder
    • Assault
    • Battery
  • Embezzlement / Identity Theft / Fraud
  • White Collar Crimes
  • All Federal Crimes / Appeals and Habeas Corpus Matters
  • International Criminal Detention
  • Asset / Property
  • State & Federal Forfeiture
  • Select Civil, Commercial and Personal Injury Matters
  • All State of Michigan related Felony & Misdemeanors – State Wide
  • Alcohol Related Offenses – DUI-OWI-OUIL – Super Drunk – Impaired and Driving Alcohol Offenses
  • Secretary of State and Driver Revocation matters
  • Gun Board Representation in and before all counties in the State of Michigan
  • Major State & Federal Weapon and Drug Conspiracy Matters
Admitted
  • Michigan Bar Association - 1997
  • Federal District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan - 1997
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals - 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western Michigan
  • U.S. District Court of Central Illinois
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Straker and Wolverine Bar Associations
  • Floyd Skinner Bar Association
  • ATLA - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • NACDL - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • America Bar Association
  • Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney
Education and Academic Achievements
  • Detroit Catholic Central High School - 1989
  • Grand Valley State University (B.S.) - 1993
  • 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 Training
  • Criminal Defense College
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer Training
  Featured In/On
  • CNN.com
  • LA Times
  • ABC - TV
  • NBC - TV
  • FOX - TV
  • Detroit News
  • FreePress
  • Australian News Print
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 360
  • 60 Minutes
  • Don Diva Magazine
  • Oakland Press
  • USA Today
Legal Experience
  • Intern at the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Western Michigan District Drug Task Force Violent Crimes Division
  • Former Law Clerk of The Law Office of Drew, Cooper & Anding, P.C. (1994 - 1997)
  • Staff Attorney for Becker Lanctot, McCuthcheon, Schoolmaster, Taylor and Hom (1997)
  • Shelby County Office of Public Defenders (1995)
  • Criminal Trial & Appellate Advocacy Advisor, Ohio Northern College of Law (1995 - 1996)
  • Nationally Recognized Trial & Appellate Advocate (1995, 1996)
  • Michigan State Office of the Public Defender, Felony Division (1998, 1999)
  • Tried Cases in Municipal, State, Administrative and Federal Trial Courts as well as State and Federal Appellate Courts from 1993 - Present.
  • DUI Defense College / Seminars 1999, 2003, 2007.
  • Counsel for Criminal Defense Matters in the Michigan / Midwest region for the Cochran Firm aka. Law Office of Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. [the late legendary lawyer]
  • Counsel to Law Offices of Anthony T. Chambers PLC, Detroit, MI
  • Counsel to Rasor Law Firm, Royal Oak, MI, 'Michigan's Powerhouse Law Firm'
Affiliations and Memberships
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated (1990 - Present)
    • Past Undergraduate Chapter President
    • Graduate Mentor to Young Professional Men
    • Undergraduate and Graduate Chapter Legal Advisor (1997 - Present)
  • 2014 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer
 

Testimonials

'If I was ever in trouble and needed to make a silk purse out of a sows ear you would be the lawyer I would call!'
- This compliment was from a Senior,nationally respected Federal District Court Trial Judge during a post trial sentencing of a BMF Defendant in the Case of U.S. v Flenory et. al

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