Peer Reviews

Mike Saint-Pre , Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY - About 1 month ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I highly endorse Richard Southard. He is extremely knowledgeable and is an experienced attorney. You will be in good hands with Richard.


John Phillips , Personal Injury Lawyer in Jacksonville, FL - 4 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse Attorney Southard. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos


Christopher Leroi , General Practice Lawyer in Greenwood Village, CO - 8 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Excellent attorney. Mr. Southard continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone.


Tatiana Kadetskaya , Insurance Law Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA - 11 months ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Excellent lawyer!


Bryce Fetter , Criminal Defense Attorney in Winter Park, FL - Over 1 year ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer.


Harry Hudson , Criminal Defense Attorney in Stockton, CA - About 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer.


Joseph Ostrowski , Litigation Lawyer - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Attorney Southard exemplifies the very best attributes of an active attorney and a level of professionalism we should all aspire to. Honesty, dedication and a love of the law which means. Giving back to others who lack our understanding of the law. The thousands of years of combined legal experience of professionals activity participating in forum represent some of the very best of our profession, which is after all, at its base is desire to help those in need. This Attorney's experience allows to obtain excellent results for his clients. Most importantly, this Attorney is willing to help complete strangers (as is the case in this forum) with legal problem for which we may have some helpful information and thereby demystify the legal process as much as possible. I would recommend this Attorney without any hesitation for all practice areas listed.


Steven Schwartz , Personal Injury Lawyer in Boston, MA - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

A criminal attorney who fights hard for his clients.


Christian Lassen , Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer.


Caitlin Donahue , Child Custody Lawyer in Jamaica, NY - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Attorney Southard has proven to be both knowledgeable and informative to those seeking advice in the area of criminal law. He has an obvious command of criminal procedure and an impressive ability to designate the appropriate legal remedy among complicated factual circumstances.


Christine McCall , Administrative Law Lawyer in Pasadena, CA - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Mr. Southard's answers here on the Avvo Q and A service are singularly comprehensive and substantive. His deep and broad experience in criminal law is unmistakable, and the body of his collected answers are a valuable resource for the public as well as other attorneys in all jurisdictions. I also admire his clarity and economy in addressing complicated and unique factual situations. His participation here on Avvo is genuine pro bono service. Bottom line: this lawyer really knows his field and I have no doubt that NY prosecutors have long since figured that out and that they handle his cases with careful respect.


Theodore Araujo , Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney in Syracuse, NY - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer. Richard is the type of attorney who will go out of his way to help. He contacted me regarding some very complicated intellectual property issues related to a franchise agreement where the franchisor may be going into bankruptcy. His willingness to go outside his area of expertise to help a client, and then to have the very good judgment to seek counsel from an expert in that field bodes well for his clients. Being honest and forthright is very important for the welfare of your clients. I would refer clients to Richard without hesitation.


James Galleshaw , Personal Injury Lawyer in Ozone Park, NY - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Co-worker

If you're looking for a lawyer who will fight for you till the end, Rich Southard is your guy. I've watched him on trial and there is no doubt he is one of the best.


Mary Brown , Family Law Attorney in Brooklyn, NY - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Mr. Southard has impressed me with his dedication to keeping his clients informed, and with his willingness to share his legal knowledge with the community in general. I endorse him, and I feel confident he always uses his best efforts to obtain results for his clients that exceed their hopes and expectations.


Vivek Suri , Litigation Lawyer in New York, NY - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Worked together on matter

Richard Southard is an attorney who delivers. I have had the privilege of working with him on a sensitive and delicate criminal defense matter. His experience as a former high ranking prosecutor allows him keen insight into how the prosecutor will handle your case. He is refreshingly straight forward, telling clients and other lawyers like myself the good news and the bad news about their case. I was impressed with his dedication to his client and his ability to come up with creative and cost-efficient legal solutions. His unique legal insight was an invaluable asset and was instrumental in resolving the matter. I recommend him highly. He is a skillful advocate for his clients and perhaps, more importantly, he understands how to treat his clients.


Howard Lewis , Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Framingham, MA - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Southard is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse him.


Luna Chou , Immigration Attorney in New York, NY - Over 2 years ago
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Richard Southard is a brilliant criminal attorney whose legal practice and work ethics are of the highest caliber. He has an uncompromising commitment to excellence, together with a caring nature. Richard consistently provides high quality, effective service to every one of clients. I highly endorse this lawyer.


Man Yam , in New York, NY - Almost 3 years ago
Relationship: Worked together on matter

I give this lawyer my highest endorsement. I know Richard both personally and professionally and he is my go-to guy whenever I have any criminal questions. Not only does he always know the answers he has an incredible gift for predicting the exact strategy the prosecutor will use in trying to prove my client guilty. Hiring Richard Southard would be a great choice for anyone facing criminal problems!