Richard F. Taub
Managing Partner and President
With over 20 years of experience in criminal law, attorney Richard Taub
is among a special breed of criminal lawyers who excel in the areas of
defense and trials before the judge and jury. While Taub always sees the
big picture, he knows that it's the smallest details that can change
the entire direction a case takes. Not only is he ingenious in his representative
cases, Taub's relentless efforts, tireless dedication, and compassion
are what gets the best results and enables him to win the most difficult
cases for his clients.
Criminal defense attorney Richard Taub has first-hand knowledge and experience
negotiating and arguing before prosecutors and judges for over the past
two decades, experience which has culminated into a great insight into
how the prosecution thinks and strategizes during all phases of a criminal
case. Attorney Taub's legal career was initiated in 1993 when he began
working as a state prosecutor. Working in the trenches prosecuting criminal
cases gave him critical insight into how the other side works and this
insider knowledge has proven invaluable when devising winning defense
While serving as a successful state attorney, he was quickly recognized
for his professionalism, tenacity, and ability to make split-second decisions
during trials, which earned the respect of his fellow peers. Attorney
Taub was swiftly promoted to supervising attorney in the misdemeanor division
where the majority of criminal cases exist, which are predominantly centered
on domestic violence and DUI matters.
As he continued to perform his duties with superior results, he was subsequently
promoted to handle all types of adult felony cases, and those involving
serious vehicular death, serious personal injury, complex juvenile cases,
and cases where juveniles were to be tried as adults. The chief prosecutor
was so impressed by Taub's impressive work ethic and professional
abilities that he hand-selected Taub to handle some of the most complex
and time-intensive cases the department had.
The time spent prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases has proved a critical
component to his innate abilities and has contributed exponentially to
his ability to serve on the defense end of criminal cases. After obtaining
priceless knowledge about how the prosecution investigates and builds
cases and the resources available to them, attorney Taub decided to pursue
his real passion by becoming the best criminal defense lawyer. Since advocating
for the rights of the criminally accused, attorney Taub has become a highly
sought after top criminal defense attorney for a broad range of crimes
on the state and federal levels for individuals from all walks of life.
As a compassionate and aggressive criminal lawyer, attorney Taub defends
each of his client's cases as if his own life depended on the outcome.
As a result of attorney Taub's reputation and success, he has been
repeatedly asked to join defense teams of several large law firms across
the country, especially those that focus on fraud and white collar crimes.
Many of his cases have been high-profile involving both civil and criminal
matters. One of his well-known cases had to do with a husband and wife
team who were accused of mortgage fraud involving numerous transactions
throughout the state. Another such case was the highly-publicized "Spiderman"
case that involved a luxury high-rise serial robber.
Richard Taub has served as chief counsel to one of the largest and most
reputable steel building retailers in the nation that serves individuals
and large businesses. In this capacity, Taub advised corporate management
and supervised a number of other attorneys. Over his career, Taub has
also served as a defense attorney for nationwide insurance carriers such
as Allstate and State Farm.
Aside from being a persuasive negotiator and zealous defender, Taub has
drafted and edited important legal pleadings, motions and papers, and
argued them before the court, and negotiated highly favorable plea bargains
and resolutions on behalf of his clients.
Criminal lawyer Taub has played a pivotal role in spearheading new law
through his arguments in an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals.
In one case he successfully argued that a probation officer did not have
the authority to restrict a defendant's occupation under the United
States Sentencing Guidelines if the restriction was not imposed at sentencing.
Over the course of his extensive career, attorney Taub has enjoyed a mountain
of victories, just a few of which include embezzlement, securities, consumer,
mortgage and Medicaid fraud along with many other types of white collar
and financially motivated crimes. Defending DUI and DWI cases are a walk
in the park to him, and this is to the great advantage of his clients.
Attorney Taub is highly sensitive to his individual and organizational
clients' reputation in the public eye and knows how to work strategically
in the public arena.
Attorney Taub has had many cases dismissed before trial and he has had
an incredible number of astonishing victories throughout multiple jurisdictions
in the United States, and he obtained numerous not guilty verdicts for
a majority of charges brought against his clients. He has also had great
success in mitigating the penalties faced by his clients at sentencing
hearings. While each case presents its unique set of circumstances and
challenges, attorney Taub gives his clients a fighting chance and excellent
probability of gaining their freedom free from government entanglement
and oppression and has an impressive track record for achieving some of
the most outstanding wins in recent case history.
Lawyer Taub is a compassionate advocate for his clients and truly cares
about their futures and their families, which are just a few reasons why
he works so hard to get them the results they deserve. He avails himself
24/7 and will communicate whenever possible with you directly instead
of passing you to an assistant or a paralegal. He will explain the nature
of your charges, the law, and what types of outcomes you can realistically
expect to achieve given your individual set of circumstances. When your
life and future are hanging by a thread, you need the best criminal lawyer
you can find. We urge you to call (818) 839-2415 as soon as you can.
Career Highlights and Representative Clients
- Criminal defense of high-profile husband and wife team who was charged
by the Attorney General with mortgage fraud.
- Served as chief counsel for General Steel Corporation.
- Published Appellate Opinion before the United States Court of Appeals in
United States v. Dempsey, 180 F.3d 1325 (11th Cir. 1999)
- Served on the trial team for State ex rel. Salazar v. General Steel Domestic
Sales, LLC, 139 P.3d 1047 (Colo. App. 2005)
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals