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Richard S. Albright

Attorney Profile

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 - 2021
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Ihrie O'Brien, Richard S. Albright represents persons accused of committing crimes throughout Michigan in federal and state courts.  A current assistant city attorney for Grosse Pointe Farms, Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores, he has conducted court hearings, trials and appeals in the district and circuit courts.

Mr. Albright attended Western Michigan University where he graduated cum laude in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in political science.  He graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1997 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 also appeared in federal and state courts representing clients in civil matter.  He is also legal counsel for the City of Eastpointe’s 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 primary legal counsel for St. Clair Shores in nuisance abatement matters filed in the circuit court.  During his career, he has also successfully represented cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Richard S. Albright

First Admitted: 1997, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


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

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 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Michigan, 1997 
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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

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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