RECIPIENT OF ARIZONA STATE BAR 2020 TOM KARAS CRIMINAL JUSTICE AWARD The award recognizes that criminal defense practitioner who, during his or her career, has worked tirelessly to advance the principles of criminal justice by representing clients or the public with integrity, fairness, tenacity, creativity, brilliance and above all professionalism.
In 1969, I was drafted into the army before I even had a chance to complete my education. I believe it’s safe to say that this early experience had a significant impact on my decision to later pursue a career where I could be a full-time advocate for those in need.
In 1997, three people were shot and killed in a South Side market known as “El Grande.” My client was charged with murder, but I was able to get him acquitted by the jury in a total of 42 minutes. Still, that isn’t even the full story. The real issue was that the prosecutor committed misconduct. After I filed a complaint with the bar association, the police investigated the matter, and he was later disbarred. For further information, I encourage you to read the full New Yorker article written by Jeffrey Toobin.
The penalty for child pornography charges is draconian no matter how minor the offense, but I work to obtain a rational sentence.
A conviction can cause you to lose your home, your job, and even your friends and family. I will fight to protect your name.
Varying levels of offenses should receive varying levels of punishment, and that’s exactly what I strive to enforce.
I have slowly reclaimed my life and I couldn't have done it without Mr. Lougee. I would highly recommend Mr. Lougee to anyone facing serious criminal legal problems.
[Mr. Lougee] seems to have an almost uncanny ability to know where the prosecution's lies and half truths are and exactly how to expose them. He's the best man to have in your corner.
I recommend the Law Office of Richard Lougee for even the most serious of cases, especially when dealing with CPS.
Acquitted 'NOT GUILTY' on all three class 2 felony counts! Rick and his team went over and beyond the call of duty. He saved my young life and fought to the final end. I owe him my life.
Rick is quite frankly one of the most intelligent and hardworking people I have ever met. Anyone who needs legal help should use him without hesitation.
What I appreciated about Rick is that he’s a tough attorney with compassion. Rick was able to help us through the most difficult times for my son and our family.
When a Benson firefighter was charged with 20 counts of child pornography and 1 count of sexual conduct with a minor, Mr. Lougee teamed up with fellow attorney Ralph Ellinwood to defend him.
When a young chef was accused of molesting and raping his daughter's friend, Mr. Lougee investigated the facts and got all charges dropped. Years later, a different friend of the chef's daughter made a similar accusation while under arrest herself. Again, Mr. Lougee stepped in again on the client's behalf.
For this case, Mr. Lougee and a team of Tuscon lawyers and investigators worked relentlessly for two years in order to clear the name of a college professor accused of rape.