Headshot of Attorney Richard L. Cooper

Recently named as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40,” Richard L. Cooper is a criminal defense attorney handling all types of State and Federal crimes and serving all of Florida.

Richard L. Cooper earned his Bachelors degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and his Juris Doctorate from Nova’s Shepard Broad School of Law.  Over the years, Mr. Cooper has represented countless defendants in criminal matters from Traffic to Trafficking.  It is Mr. Cooper’s unique holistic approach to criminal defense that sets him apart.  With many jury verdicts under his belt, Mr. Cooper is an accomplished and skilled trial lawyer.  It is that experience that makes him a formidable opponent to the Government and has earned him a reputation of excellence in advocacy for his clients.

Mr. Cooper is a proud member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and serves all of Florida defending those who have been accused of crimes of all types. Whether it’s petty theft or white collar federal crimes, no case is too big or too small.  Mr. Cooper is ready, willing and able to defend your case with passion and zeal. It is this personal touch that all his clients receive that makes Richard L. Cooper stand out in the sea of competitors.  Mr. Cooper is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, and the Coral Gables Bar Association.

Mr. Cooper knows that being faced with the specter of serious criminal charges is frightening. You may be worried about spending substantial time in prison, losing personal relationships or business assets you’ve spent many years creating, and permanent damage to your reputation. With the Law Offices of Richard L. Cooper on your side, you can expect a trusted confidant who will work diligently to fully understand your case and determine a roadmap to help you regain control of your life. Facing criminal charges can be daunting.  Make sure you have a strong and skilled voice on your side.


  • Florida State Court

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • J.D.,  Nova Shepard Broad School of Law

  • B.A., Nova Southeastern University


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Dade County Bar Association

  • Coral Gables Bar Association


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40

  • American Institute of Criminal Attorneys, 10 Best - Florida

  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star

  • Avvo - Client Choice