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Ray Richards, II

The Law Offfice of Ray Richards & Associates P.L.C
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Ray Richards, II
The Law Offfice of Ray Richards & Associates P.L.C

Practice Areas

DUI Defense

Major and Minor Drugs and Weapons Offenses

Felony and Misdemeanor Assaultive Offenses


Attempt Murder



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


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

LA Times




Detroit News


Australian News Print


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 


'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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