Richard C. Klugh is a criminal defense attorney whose focus is federal and state trial, appellate, and post-conviction litigation in Miami, Florida.
Richard is a 1980 graduate of Harvard Law School. He received his B.A. with high honors from the University of Florida in 1977 where was awarded admission to Phi Beta Kappa. Following law school, Richard served as law clerk to United States District Judge Eugene P. Spellman in Miami, Florida from 1980-1982 and has been a litigator throughout his practice from 1982 to the present.
Richard has been lead counsel in dozens of published victories in state and federal appellate courts, has prevailed in numerous trials, and has represented clients at every level of United States trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Richard was the 2006 recipient of the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s “Against All Odds” Award for his representation of criminal defendants in the U.S. Court of Appeals. He has presented Continuing Legal Education programs at regional and national federal defender conferences throughout the United States, as well as seminars given by the Florida Bar, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Legislature Capital Defense Program. He has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Miami Law School, has been quoted in multiple national and international media, including the New York Times and the Washington Post, and has been cited as an appellate law expert in the Miami Herald and the Daily Business Review. He has made numerous television appearances, including on CNN and MSNBC. He is the author of several published legal articles on subjects ranging from appellate practice to Medicare law and health care regulation.
Richard served as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division of the Miami Federal Defender’s Office. He was also editor of the Defense Newsletter, a monthly legal publication for the Criminal Justice Act attorney panel.
Richard is fluent in Spanish and has conducted case investigations requiring Spanish proficiency for cases in Latin America and Spain.