Appeals

A good appellate lawyer must have a strong ability to identify the best issues raised in a case, do thorough legal research, and be an excellent writer. Robert Richman has these skills.

Federal cases appealed in Minnesota go to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals which is based in St. Louis, Missouri. A panel of three judges decide each case. Although the Court will often permit the lawyers 10 or 15 minutes to argue their case before the panel and answer questions, the principle arguments are made in writing in appellate briefs. Robert Richman has been writing federal appeals for 30 years and has honed the skills to be a highly respected appeals lawyer.

Among his victories on appeal he convinced the court that the district court had calculated the loss amount for his client’s bank fraud conviction incorrectly. Instead of a loss amount of $1.9 million, the court agreed the loss amount was $0. As a result, the court ordered the immediate release of the defendant from prison.

If you’re in need of an experienced Minnesota appeals lawyer, contact Robert Richman today.

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ENDORSEMENTS

Federal Judge

"You are a very fine lawyer with great skills. Lawyers with your talent and ability, especially given your approach to zealous advocacy for your clients, truly make the criminal justice system better."

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Federal Prosecutor

"I rank him among the top 5 lawyers against whom I have worked.  He is a supurb writer, an impassioned advocate, and a great trial lawyer who has worked his whole career almost exclusively in federal court."

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Client

"I have had relationships with many attorneys over the years, and Mr. Richman has one of the finest legal minds I have ever encountered — a fact which has made many of his associates refer to him as scary smart."

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Federal Defense Lawyer

"Each time Robert tried a case, the first call I got was from the presiding Judge, complementing, and sometimes even raving about his performance.  That was followed by the jury's verdict, often in Robert's favor."  

Federal Judge

 "You are an ace in the deck." 

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Client

"At the end, when the verdict came in for full acquittal of all charges, Robert was as emotionally drained as I was.  I truly believe, that if not for his unshakeable belief in my innocence, his dedication and determination to represent me to the absolute best of his abilities, I would never have walked out of that courtroom a free man."

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Federal Prosecutor

"Mr. Richman is clearly one of the best defense attorneys against whom I have litigated.  He is a tremendous advocate on behalf of his clients, both in the courtroom, and in his written work.  In the courtroom, he combines passion and zeal with an incredible attention to detail.  Whether in arguments to the court or jury, or in questioning witnesses, he invariably identifies and exploits every possible weakness in the opposing case."

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Client

"When the trial finally started, Robert was consistently the calmest, best prepared and attentive lawyer in the courtroom.  He seemed to live and breathe my case for three months."

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Federal Defense Lawyer

"I can recall at least two specific instances when Robert's intellect and creativity led to solutions that no other member of the legal team envisioned.  On these occasions, his calm influence brought others to see the wisdom of his approach and he correctly persuaded members of the legal team to adopt what turned out to be the correct path."

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Client

"Mr. Richman did a great job by proving I was innocent.  He goes out of his way to understand all circumstances in an equal manner.  He will do all what's needed to get the job done."

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Federal Prosecutor

“Boy, did you have an uphill battle.  It’s really hard to believe your client was not convicted.  You did a fabulous job.”

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Federal Judge

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"He is an effective advocate who has a reputation among my colleagues on the federal bench as being extremely bright and creative and one of our very best criminal defense attorneys."

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Client

"Mr. Richman was not just a good lawyer in representing me; he is the best lawyer that I have ever known.  Prevailing was no small task as it was the only habeas corpus proceeding of its type that was successful in Minnesota Federal District Court in about 50 years."