Richard LeRoy has devoted his career to protecting the rights of those who need it most. A lifelong Minnesotan, Richard has spent over 30 years working with clients across the state in cases ranging from traffic offenses, drug crimes and first degree murder.
Before founding Universal Defense, LLC, Richard spent the majority of his career at The Legal Rights Center in the Twin Cities, where he represented a broad range of clients of all ages and backgrounds. It was during his time there that he became a passionate advocate for the basic principle that everyone deserves access to justice.
Richard’s experience is deep and broad. His approach is a blend of thoughtful counsel, aggressive advocacy, and practical considerations. He has extensive experience working in Hennepin County Speciality Courts, a specialized forum handling defendants alleged to have mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and chemical dependencies. In every case, Richard offers real-world advice and clearly explains to his clients what they are facing, including often-overlooked collateral consequences such as loss of driver’s license, gun rights, immigration, administrative agencies & professional license.
Sara Robbins, Certified Paralegal, is a 2018 graduate of St. Cloud State University, where she studied criminal justice and anthropology. After graduation, Sara spent several years as a criminal division senior court clerk with Hennepin County District Court. During this time, she spent three years cheering as a Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader. In 2022, Sara earned her Paralegal Certificate from the ABA Accredited North Hennepin Community College. Sara has a broad range of experience and skills that make her perfect for every criminal matter that comes to Universal Defense. She is extremely detail oriented and always willing to do what it takes to assist Rick in achieving the best possible outcome for their clients.
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