Ray Richards, II

The Law Offfice of Ray Richards & Associates P.L.C
200 East Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
(313) 694-8400

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