Law Office of Richard Southard

Law Office of Richard Southard

I am a former NYC area prosecutor who has been specializing in all sizes and types of CRIMINAL LAW and DWI cases for nearly 20 years.

Firm Overview

The Law Office of Richard Southard specializes in providing criminal clients from all walks of life, top-notch legal representation in criminal defense and DWI DUI defense in New York City and throughout New York State. As a former undefeated prosecutor with over 20 years experience, specializing in criminal law, Richard Southard is often able to negotiate favorable dispositions without the risk of trial. Should a trial be necessary, Mr. Southard prides himself on having a winning strategy in place and the expertise and experience to implement it in front of a jury. The Law Office of Richard Southard commits itself to delivering to each of its clients, the highest quality of trial skills, legal expertise and professional judgment, no matter the size of the case.

Main Office

Main Office
291 Broadway, Ste 800
New York NY 10007


(888) 496-9858

Criminal Defense

We have helped countless individuals in the New York City area receive favorable plea bargains, settlements, reductions, and complete case dismissals. We will never judge you for the unfortunate events that led up to your current legal predicament.

Types of Criminal Cases We Handle Include:

-Assault Crimes
-Sex Crimes
-Weapons Possession
-Domestic Violence
-Drug Possession


Richard Southard

Law Office of Richard Southard

Prior to working at the DA's office in 1996, Richard Southard studied at Brooklyn Law School. During his time here, he studied under Brooklyn District Attorney, Charles J. Hynes, how to be an aggressive trial advocate. Since that time, he has prosecuted numerous violent crimes cases.

Mr. Southard opened up his law office in 2003 in lower Manhattan, but has handled cases in all five boroughs, Westchester, Nassau and Albany counties. Mr. Southard believes that every case deserves his personal attention and instead of assigning work to be handled by paralegals or attorneys with minimal experience. He stays abreast of the latest criminal defense strategies bay participating in many Continuing Legal Education courses.

Accolades & Achievements:

10.0 Superb Rated lawyer on Avvo
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Top Contributor for Avvo in 2014
Clients' Choice Award for Criminal Defense on Avvo in 2012
A+ Rating on BBB
One of the 10 Best Lawyers for 2014 by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys