Richard L. Cookson

Riverside County attorney Richard Cookson has over two decades of experience as one of Riverside’s most trusted legal minds. After serving 23 years as a prosecutor, Richard Cookson honed his knowledge of the law and trial advocacy. Now, he is offering his skills to the private sector in the practice of family law and criminal defense.


Richard Cookson earned his law degree from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific. After graduation, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office hired him immediately. There, he developed his abilities as a trial lawyer, and earned a reputation as a knowledgeable, yet fierce, professional in the courtroom. Cookson put away murderers and drug runners, making the Los Angeles area a little safer for your family.

Since 2011, Richard Cookson has entered private practice and added family law to his arsenal of skills. He started the Brockton Law Group with the desire to have a firm that keeps you in constant communication with your attorney. Cookson wants you to feel at ease knowing that he will be by your side every step of the way and he will always have your best interests at heart.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Riverside

Given that Cookson ended his 23-year career with the Riverside County D.A.’s office as the Chief Deputy District Attorney, he is a capable criminal defense attorney. As a former prosecutor, he knows the system, knows what pre-trial negotiations will work and which arguments will prevail in court. However, he won’t assume victory, he will treat your case with the individual attention you need, uncovering the facts specific to your case to present your best defense.

Family Law in Orange County

Richard Cookson will use the same approach to the family law practice. He will work closely with you to determine what will be the best approach. He is a compassionate lawyer, one who understands how difficult some family law cases may be. Given the costs of family law are both of worry and finances, he will seek to save time and money. Cookson will also try to limit the amount of stress experienced by spouses and children.

Riverside County family law attorney Richard Cookson represents clients throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles Counties. If you are in the area and you need an experienced attorney for either family or criminal law, call Richard Cookson today.

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