Richard Lawson, Author & Criminal Lawyer at Lawson Legal
Initially, Richard Lawson became involved in the Canadian criminal justice system in July 1985 when he replaced the night supervisor of an Ottawa Community Residential Centre (halfway house), who was murdered by a resident.
Upon migrating to Western Australia in April 1991, Richard was employed as a Community Corrections Officer in Kalgoorlie before transitioning to law school at The University of Western Australia. Richard completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) before being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in December 2000.
After a few years working as a State Prosecutor, Richard established a Perth-based practise as a criminal defence lawyer. He continues to practise as a criminal lawyer conducting criminal matters in the Supreme, District, and Magistrates Courts of Western Australia.
Richard provides affordable, accessible legal advice through:
Strong negotiation skills with police and prosecutors to achieve the best outcome for clients;
Excellent communication skills in conveying criminal law and procedure to clients in simple terms;
Excellent analytical skills in interpreting legislation, case law and police briefs;
Representing clients in a holistic way to address all their concerns such as financial, marital, psychological/psychiatric issues and addictions;
Being contactable outside of office hours and in emergencies 24/7
I found Richard and his team to really understand what my son was going through. Not only did he do a wonderful job in representing him with the best result ever , he also took the time to put him on the right path.A million thank you... I have my boy back
10:31 01 Apr 19
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09:34 20 Dec 18
09:32 20 Dec 18
Richard was absolutely excellent in my matter and helped me out substantially to get me a result I didnt even think was possible. I cannot thank Richard enough for his services, very knowledgeable and helpful. A lawyer who cares about his clients and does his best to get them the best result. I would highly reccomend lawsons legal to anybody who needs legal advice.
Susan of Perth
03:37 22 Nov 18
03:45 14 Sep 18
Best possible - charge dismissed. Richard is an excellent lawyer!
Michelle Di Rosso
04:03 03 Sep 18
I found him to be extremely knowledgeable and he put me and my family at ease from the moment we met him. His negotiation skills were brilliant which resulted in a favourable outcome. Thank you Richard.
01:52 20 Aug 18
I found Mr Lawson extremely professional and knowledgeable in his field. I highly recommend him.
12:00 19 Aug 18
If you need to have any criminal matters dealt with I would strongly recommend that you utilise Lawson Legal!
05:10 16 Jul 18
11:42 12 Apr 18
Knowledgeable, professional, exceptionally experienced! Thank you Richard, your mentor skills exceed all expectations.
12:30 21 Mar 18
Excellent representation and outstanding service.
03:39 06 Mar 18
Excellent representation, approachable and down to earth advice
00:17 15 Feb 18
06:06 15 Jan 18
Thank you Richard for assisting me with my case and winning with a great outcome
05:07 20 Dec 17
Excellent service and completely stress free.
Caeser Di Rosso
04:53 19 Dec 17
Found to be a very competent and caring lawyer. Gave me and my family peace of mind. Definitely would recommend him to anyone. He helped us tremendously and we got a great result. Thanks Richard and the staff at Lawson Legal.
12:29 18 Dec 17
Highly recommend Lawson Legal. Richard is the best lawyer ever!
03:57 17 Dec 17
I would not recommend Lawson Legal in any way.
05:53 23 Oct 17
The best lawyer ever! Very considerate and knowledgeable. I recommend Lawson Legal to anyone and everyone. An amazing legal firm. Thank you very much for your generous help.
04:18 23 Oct 17
Trustable and reliable person; I would certainly trust him with my life if need be.
01:21 23 Oct 17
From the first moment I spoke with Richard I was impressed with his knowledge and openness. Richard made me feel at ease with the impending case and at no point made me feel anything other than confident that I would receive the best possible representation. I can't speak highly enough of Richard and his team.
01:03 19 Sep 17
I was told to plead guilty off the bat, he put no work into my case and gave me no more options. I was advised to be in court at 10 am and he kept my paperwork, I was late for my appearence and should have been there at 8:30 am. I confirmed my appearance in court with him at 5:30 pm the day before, his wife advised me the next morning that he would not be appearing that morning with me in court, Because he was in hospital. I was advised to ask to be remanded. I got it ajourned after I self represented. I called his office number after court and he answered. In my personal experience of this lawyer, it was an unacceptable service with poor advice.
07:10 26 Aug 17
Richard and the team were extremely helpful when I needed assistance with a family matter. Great service goes a long way these days!
04:01 07 Aug 17
Extremely beneficial advice. Richard was very knowledgable, I appreciate the hard work.
06:52 30 Jun 17
Received expert advice from the team of criminal lawyers at Lawson Legal. Professional, courteous and prompt at replying to my emails/calls. Happy to recommend these guys to others!
01:14 16 May 17
Thank you for all your help. Mr Lawson gave us all the information we needed and did everything he could to reach a good outcome on the day. Thanks again