Richard V. Agopian
Firm:
Richard V. Agopian Attorney at Law
Phone:216-338-3120
Address: 1417 W. 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115

Membership:
University: Wayne State University, B.S., 1971, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1975
Admitted: 1975, Ohio; United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio; United States Supreme Court
Biography: Richard V. Agopian, Attorney At Law has provided legal representation in a variety of cases since 1975. You can rest assured that Attorney Agopian will work hard to fight for you so you can have the outcome you rightfully deserve. Professional Associations: Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Representative Cases: State of Ohio V. Starr The defendant was charged with aggravated murder, which carried a death penalty specification. He was found not guilty, notwithstanding eyewitness testimony. State of Ohio V. Hall The defendant was charged with aggravated murder, and was found not guilty, not withstanding the testimony of three eyewitnesses. State of Ohio V. Pitschmann The defendant was charged with attempted murder. Found not guilty by reason of insanity (N.G.R.I.). State of Ohio V. Cameron The defendant was charged with attempted murder of Cleveland Police Officers. Found not guilty by reason of insanity (N.G.R.I.). State of Ohio V. Perez Defendant charged with attempted murder. Found not guilty, even though he stabbed the victim four times, on the basis on self-defense. This case is noteworthy, since the defendant had pleaded guilty on the advice of his public defender. The plea was vacated, and the case proceeded to trial, after I reviewed the facts and interviewed the witnesses. State of Ohio V. Sykes Defendant charged with aggravated murder, in connection with the death of her six year old niece. Counsel was able to develop an alternate theory of death. The defendant pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and received a 15 year sentence. State of Ohio V. Rodgers Counsel was able to win an Atkins V. Virginia claim, and death penalty specifications were removed. Defendant pleaded guilty to lesser charges, and was given an 18 year sentence. State of Ohio V. King Counsel was able to sustain an Atkins V. Virginia claim, and the defendant pleaded to manslaughter. State of Ohio V. Orr Charges were dismissed prior to trial following an investigation, which disclosed defects in the State's case. State of Ohio V. Malcolm Charges were dismissed prior to trial following an investigation, which disclosed defects in the State's case. State of Ohio V. Dowdy Death penalty specifications were dismissed; the defendant pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and was sentenced to 13 years. This case is significant since the judge suppressed pre-trial statements made by the defendant, which would have increased her culpability. State of Ohio V. Daugherty Trial judge granted a pre-trial motion to suppress evidence for drug activity. The State of Ohio appealed, affirmed by the Court of Appeals, and the defendant was discharged. State of Ohio V. A. Malcom Pre-trial investigation of burglary charges minimized the client's involvement, and allowed her admission to the Diversion Program. Successful completion of the program will result in a dismissal of the charges. State of Ohio V. Ruppart Client's conviction for aggravated assault reversed on appeal, defendant granted new trial. April 9, 2010. State of Ohio V. Henderson Trial judge granted a pre-trial motion to suppress evidence for drug possession, holding that the arresting officer did not have cause to remove drugs from the client's pocket. The State of Ohio appealed, affirmed by the Court of Appeals, and the defendant was discharged.