"A jury consists of twelve

         persons chosen to decide

         who has the better lawyer."

                                      -Robert Frost           


Robert D. Richman has represented hundred of clients in federal court and has won numerous acquittals. Robert is known for his withering cross-examinations and compelling closing arguments.  He is often told by people who see lawyers in action every day – other attorneys, investigators, and courtroom personnel – that if they were arrested, they would want him to represent them.  

Robert has a sterling reputation with federal judges, other criminal defense attorneys, and his clients.  You can read some of their endorsements by clicking here.

Robert has been named among the top forty criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota.  He has been a frequent lecturer, teaching trial and pretrial skills and tactics to other attorneys. 

Robert graduated magna cum laude from Brown University.  He received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1983, where he was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal.  After clerking for the Honorable Rya W. Zobel, a federal judge in Boston, Massachusetts, Robert spent three years as a litigation associate at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow.  From 1987 to 2000, Robert was a highly regarded Assistant Federal Defender in the Districts of Massachusetts and Minnesota.  In 2000, he started his own   law firm, Margulies & Richman plc, specializing in criminal defense and civil rights liitgation.  In 2009, he directed the mentor program, training young attorneys for the United States District Court and the Federal Public Defender's Office and maintained his private practice in federal criminal law.

For several years, Robert was the co-editor of Practice Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the leading legal treatise on the sentencing guidelines, published by the American Bar Association.  He is also a contributing author to that treatise.

 From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Richman lived with his family in the jungles of Costa Rica. If you would like to share in his Costa Rica adventure, click here.