Richard S. Albright

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Clair Shores, MI

Ihrie O'Brien
 | 24055 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 2000
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Phone: 586-778-7778
Fax: 586-778-5990
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
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    A senior associate at Ihrie O'Brien, Richard S. Albright represents those who have been accused of committing a crime in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. A former assistant city attorney for the Grosse Pointe Farms town and cities of Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores, he has conducted over 200 district court hearings and trials and is focused on criminal prosecutions, municipal law, ordinance drafting, preparation of legal opinions, municipal civil defense and warrants authorizations. He also served as Eastepointe’s primary prosecutor for a time.

    Mr. Albright attended Western Michigan University, where he graduated cum laude in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in political science. He then graduated in the top 15% of his class from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law with his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was a case and comment editor for the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review.

    Admitted to practice in Michigan for over two decades, Mr. Albright has appeared in over 100 Macomb County Circuit Court municipal cases. He is also legal counsel for the city of Eastepointe’s Sign Board of Appeals, Fence Board of Appeals, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Commission.

    For cases handled through the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority for the city of St. Clair Shores, Mr. Albright serves as primary defense counsel. He is also the city’s legal counsel for the Fence Arbitration Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals. During his career, he has successfully represented cases before the Michigan Supreme Court and at all municipal levels.

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    • 100%Criminal Defense


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    About Richard Albright

    Admitted: 1997, Michigan

    Professional Webpage:


    • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, Honors: Top 15% of class, GPA 3.23

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Michigan, 1997 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, Law Review: University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, 74 U. DET. MERCY L. REV (1997); 73 U. DET. MERCY L. REV. (1996), Case & Comment Editor 

    Educational Background:

    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, B.S. cum laude - December 1993, Honors: Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity - Executive Board, Honors: Pre-Law Society - Executive Board, Major: Political Science, GPA 3.61, Minor: Criminal Justice, GPA 3.81 
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    Office Location for Richard S. Albright

    24055 Jefferson Avenue
    Suite 2000
    St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

    Phone: 586-778-7778

    Fax: 586-778-5990

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    Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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