Law Office of Richard B. Geller

Criminal Defense in Yuma. Low Fees/Free Consultation.,Family Law/Divorce in Yuma. Low Fees/Free Consultation.

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Firm Overview

1. Represent clients in Arizona Federal, State, and City Court who are charged with any crime. Available to travel to New York for same.
2. Family law, divorce, custody, modifications of existing decrees, child support, spousal maintenance, and guardianship.

Firm first established in 2003 in Yuma, Arizona. Business has increased steadily since then. I have always been a solo practitioner in Yuma.

Example cases

Defended state court judge accused of bribery in Arizona Federal Court - first trial resulted in hung jury; second trial resulted in acquittal.

Main Office

244 S. First Ave.
Yuma  AZ  85364

  • (928) 376-0068
  • (928) 376-0088


Free Initial Consultation?

Free consultation, either telephonically or in person for up to one hour if needed (usually 30 minutes).

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

My philosophy is that I will charge the lowest fee possible without being unfair to myself or my office. I charge flat fees (not hourly). I am willing to offer a discount to new Nolo clients.

Hourly Rates

Not applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Leave voicemail, which I check regularly after hours.

Office Manager

Karin Carbajal.

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

Both my paralegal/office manager and legal secretary are fully bilingual (in English and Spanish).

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Experience, enjoy the areas of legal work, prefer working with people rather than money or numbers, excellent working relationships with local judges, attorneys, prosecutors, and everyone involved in the legal system in Yuma County.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I do not believe it is prudent for laypeople to engage in legal research or represent themselves in court because of lack of experience and proper training.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by clients, but will revise/amend documents once retained to be sure everything is correct regarding both procedure and substance.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I do not think this is advisable.

Richard B. Geller

• Public Defender, New York, New York.
• Chief Public Defender, Cochise County, Arizona
• U.S. Attorney in San Francisco, California
• General Counsel for Sandoz, Ltd, Basel, Switzerland
• Corporate Counsel for Digital Equipment Company, Maynard, Massachusetts

I am a seasoned attorney with many years of experience. I have litigated many trials with an excellent success rate. I am Ivy League educated. I have good interpersonal skills, confidence in my abilities, and am a good listener. I am also very detail-oriented.

Style: Friendly, knowledgeable, willing to listen, get along with most every type of person.

Strengths: Education, experience, confidence, effectiveness, results-oriented.

Personal interests:

Giving back to the community, animal rights, yoga, running, reading, astro and quantum physics, spiritual and developmental growth, meditation.

Staying abreast of all legal matters/statutes in my fields of practice.

  • Bar Number: 021091
    Arizona , 2002
  • Columbia University (Ivy League)
    Juris Doctorate , 1972
    New York, NY
    Law Review, won Moot Court competition.
  • Cornell University (Ivy League)
    Bachelor of Science , 1968
    Ithaca, NY
    Pre-Law student committee.

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