Richard was recently selected by his peers and recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Florida Super Lawyer for a third consecutive year. He was previously recognized as a Rising Star for Florida for four consecutive years.
Richard is experienced in all phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, evidentiary hearings, trial, and appeal.
Richard started his legal career in Miami, where he worked at two of the nation's most prestigious law firms. Richard has been involved in high-stakes litigation matters for many of America's most well-known businesses. In many cases, Richard defended public companies and their officers and directors in connection with class actions lawsuits, derivative actions, and federal investigations.
Richard has worked on several matters that received national media coverage and a number of cases with more than $100 million at stake.
Today, Richard focuses primarily on business litigation and family law matters. In the family law arena, Richard devotes much of his time representing men and women in cases involving military divorce, complex financial issues, child custody disputes, and relocation requests. Richard is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.
Richard attended the University of Florida College of Law, where he graduated with honors. In 1998, he was the Chester Ferguson Scholarship Recipient. Richard was also a member of the International Moot Court Team and participated in the William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Additionally, Richard served as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy.
Richard was also a leader on campus, where he was elected Treasurer and President of the Law School's Student Bar Association. He also served on the Executive Board of the University of Florida's Law College Council.
Prior to graduation, Richard was inducted into the Florida Blue Key leadership honorary, received the University of Florida Presidential Recognition Award, received the Levin College of Law Pro Bono Certificate, and was named the Levin College of Law 2000 Student of the Year.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Richard served as a United States Marine with the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion in Tampa, Florida.