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Richard F. Taub

Richard F. Taub

Managing Partner and President

With over 25+ 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, but Taub's relentless efforts, tireless dedication, and compassion are also 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, an 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 strategies.

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/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 the 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 (310) 929-2600 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)

Jurisdiction Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals



Ms. Phillips began her career handling divorce, adoption, and paternity matters at the Washburn Law Clinic while still earning her law degree. She joined Taub & Taub, P.C. in 2017 and expanded her practice areas to include legal separation, criminal defense, domestic violence and civil restraining orders, and post-judgment modifications. Ms. Phillips strives to help her clients understand their options and develop the confidence to make educated collaborative decisions. Her goal is to obtain the best long-term result for each unique client, so they can move on with their best foot forward.

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