Mark D. Richards

Mark D. Richards


For over 30 years now, Mark D. Richards has focused on providing quality representation in as a criminal defense attorney.

Attorney Richards' focuses his practice as a homicide attorney, a drug charge lawyer, a sexual assault attorney, a burglary and theft attorney, a domestic violence attorney, and a white collar crime attorney. 

Criminal defense is a specialized area and requires someone with the experience, knowledge, and know-how to provide the best possible representation. When a person’s liberty is at stake, the stakes can be no greater.

That is why the cornerstone of all clients’ representation is a thorough investigation both factually and legally of all defenses so that no potential defenses are left unexplored or unlitigated.

This “leave no stone unturned” type of representation has led to numerous successful outcomes for my clients.   

No case is too big or too small. Mark Richards has also tried over 100 jury trials, ranging from simple two-day Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) trials to month long Homicide or drug conspiracy trials.

If you or someone you know has potential criminal exposure, do not hesitate to call or email for a free consultation. The sooner representation is secured the sooner your rights are protected.

Do not wait to be charged, many positive results can be secured before a client is actually charged with a crime. For a free consultation, contact me by phone at (262) 632-2200 or email at:

[email protected]

Contact Information

Richards & Dimmer, S.C.
Criminal Defense Attorneys
209 8th Street Racine, WI 53403
Telephone: (262) 939-6565
Email: [email protected]


University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin J.D. – 1987

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin B.A. in Education & History – 1984


Richards & Dimmer, S.C. - Partner

Mark D. Richards S.C. – 2013 to 2017

Richards & Hall, S.C. – Senior Partner, 1995 to 2013

Sole practitioner 1990 – 1994

Racine County District Attorney’s Office Assistant District Attorney Oct. 1989 – July, 1990

Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, January 1988 – October, 1989

Cook & Franke, S.C., Associate June, 1987 – January, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, American Trial Lawyers Association (2007-2015)

Consumer Guide Best Lawyer (2001)

Racine County Circuit Court Commissioner

Wisconsin State Bar Member,

Racine County Bar Association, President (2015-16),

Board of Governors, May, 2011 to present

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Life member,

Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), member

National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), legal committee

National College for DUI Defense, Member

Indigent Defender Panel – Milwaukee Division of the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association

Criminal Trial Lawyers Association

Super Lawyers

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin State Bar

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of the United States