Without directly accusing Richard M. Sudar of malpractice, I will try to sum up both my own terrible experiences with Richard Sudar and (based on what I read) the terrible experiences of the five other reviewers that were deleted by Insider Pages.
The most common complaints against Richard Sudar were:
1. Richard Sudar is grossly unprepared for his cases.
He pays little if any attention to the details of his clients cases, conducts no investigations, and fails to grasp even the most basic and trivial information about his clients. I myself found this to be true, for Richard Sudar had MONTHS in which to prepare for my trial, yet on the actual court date he still hadn’t read a single page of discovery.
2. Richard Sudar will NOT try to get your case dismissed.
His tag line throughout his legal career has been “we focus on getting your case dismissed!” However, based on Richard Sudar’s public docket history, he rarely if ever has gotten any of his clients dismissed. Criminal defense attorneys have no incentive to get your case dismissed. They would lose out on the celebrity that comes with winning a trial, and they would lose out on the big money they charge to go to trial.
3) Richard Sudar is sloppy.
He often arrives to court late, his briefcase is a disorganized mess, he can’t find his files, his appearance is unprofessional and disheveled (excessive sweating, cheap suites, dandruff, slouching), he is difficult to track down by phone, and he appears nervous and jittery and awkward when presenting his case in front of judge or jury.
4) Richard Sudar just doesn’t care!
Richard Sudar will do whatever it takes to get your retainer fee, but once he has cashed that check, don’t expect him to put much effort into representing you. Sure, he will show up for court dates (he has to or he would lose his license to practice) but Richard Sudar will NOT do anything extra on your behalf.